Rosenberg STILL IN RACE & Dean's union endorsements
by annatopia, Wed Feb 02, 2005 at 08:02:50 AM EST
All Democrats need to remember that we must work together to unite our party, not divide it. Today, the day of Bush's State of the Union address, Simon Rosenberg understands that this is a time for Democrats to stand together and fight for our values and principles; Simon is in the race working to try and strengthen our party to prepare us to stand up and fight the Bush Administration at every turn.
The Salon article briefly takes Donnie Fowler to task for his blog entry from yesterday which states that Rosenberg's out.
I consider Salon to be a reliable source, so let us please put to bed DD's rumor from this morning about Dean offering Simon the Executive Director position (I assume that's what DD meant by "#2 position"). I admit, I salivate at the possibility of Rosenberg as Executive Director, and I love the momentum Dean has right now... But if we learned anything from Iowa... It ain't over till it's over!
Also, Dean picked up two endorsements from labor today. The first is from the International Machinists Union:
"We believe Governor Dean can provide a strong voice for working Americans and union members," said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, a longtime DNC member. "He has the experience needed to run a large organization and the proven ability to raise the money and generate the momentum needed to revitalize the Democratic Party."
The second is from the Executive board of the United Auto Workers, who voted unanimously to endorse the good doctor:
"We believe that Howard Dean will be a dynamic, innovative and effective leader for the DNC," UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said on behalf of the board. "Gov. Dean has proven his ability to bring new people into the Democratic Party and energize grassroots political activists in all parts of America."
"Gov. Dean understands quite clearly that the Democratic Party cannot afford to write off voters in any region of the country, and we're convinced that he will work tirelessly to make Democratic ideas and candidates winners in local, state and national elections," Gettelfinger said.
The UAW board has 4 voting DNC members. I'm still not ready to pop the campagne corks yet, but we're getting closer.
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