January 05, 2005
So much for Kirk
Guess that NY Metro fellow will have to redo his odds: Ron Kirk has dropped out of the race for DNC Chair.
Kirk, who made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2002, wrote a letter to DNC members Tuesday saying he would not run but was endorsing fellow Texan Martin Frost, a former congressman.
"Martin is ... a winning strategist, innovative grass-roots organizer and tough, disciplined spokesperson," Kirk said in his letter.
Oh, well. Byron
has Kirk's letter endorsing Frost. I have some qualms about Frost - not quite as many as Greg
does, perhaps, but for sure I don't see him as an innovative thinker with bold new ideas for reviving the Democratic Party. He's not my last choice for the job, but he's not far from it.
Who is my last choice? After reading this, that would be Tim Roemer.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 05, 2005 to Election 2004
The budget votes are more of a deal breaker for me than any other of the votes that bug those to my left. I mean hell, even Bob Kerrey came around to voting for the Clinton budget and he hated Clinton. That said, Frost is still my last choice. Dead last.
Personally, I'd like Dean to get the job by now. I didn't vote for him in the primaries, but I think he's a fighter and I'd like that in the DNC now.
My guess is that Frost locks up more estabilishment support and Roemer drops out - between not voting for the Clinton budget and supporting the Filner amendment, Roemer's candidacy ought to be dead rather soon.
It'll be interesting to see what Frost does... it is begining to look like this could come down to Frost vs. Dean, but it's too early to narrow it that far when you have Rosenburg and Fowler out there still.