Fmr DNC Chair Don Fowler on Dean's Ouster: "Nonsense"
by donnie, Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 08:32:20 AM EST
On Tuesday, former DNC Chairman Don Fowler (1995-96) sent an email to many national Democratic Party leaders and several DNC members in response to calls for Howard Dean to be replaced. Here's what it said:
From: Don Fowler
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: Dean should stay as Chair
Some ill-advised voices have suggested that, because of his 50-state strategy, Governor Dean should be replaced as Chair of the DNC.
This is nonsense. The 50-state strategy is exactly what the Democratic Party needed and continues to need. Why do the Washington people think that they have a special prerogative to dictate what the Democratic Party needs?
I hope that all DNC members will join me in rejecting this foolishness--from whatever source it came.
Democrats won a great victory on November 7--control of the United States House of Representatives, control of the United States Senate, majority of Governors, and majority of state legislative bodies. Why should anyone want to mess with the team that won these remarkable results?
Governor Dean deserves to continue as DNC Chair.