When Howard Dean was named chair of the DNC I posted about how confused I was... It's no political secret that the Clintons have no love for Dean. Then in March 2005, Hillary Clinton and Howard Ickes sowed the seeds of removal by publicly saying they had "no confidence" in Dean.
Now, in preparation to continue the DNC's "move to the center", the Clintons' top boy is calling for Dean's removal and many top Dems agree:
"Democratic strategist James Carville says his party should dump Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic Party because of incompetence.
Carville, during coffee and rolls with political reporters today, said Democrats could have picked up as many as 50 House seats, instead of the nearly 30 they have so far. Asked by a reporter whether Dean should be dumped, Carville replied, “In a word, do I think? Yes.” He added, “I think he should be held accountable.” He added, “I would describe his leadership as Rumsfeldian in its competence.” (source)
It would be virtually impossible for the party to don the facade of centrists with the far-left's beloved Dean at the helm. Make no mistake, Hillary wants him nixed so off he will go. I'll miss him...he certainly provided a wealth of Blogging fodder.
We should do a Farwell Caption It...
Oh, and speaking of kooks from the 2004 race...he's another brilliant plan for Iraq:
"I want to say that there's one solution here, and it's not to engage in a debate with the President, who has taken us down a path of disaster in Iraq, but it's for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don't need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do, because as long as we keep temporizing, the situation gets worse in Iraq.
"We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war." -Dennis Kucinich, Nov. 15,2006 (source)