Thursday, January 06, 2005

Dems Ask McAuliffe to Remain Party Chair

May I say that I believe this to be a bad idea. I will give McAuliffe kudos for doing a great job in improving the functionality and infrastructure of the Democratic party. He has done an absolute wonderful job at that. But I don't think he is a very good front man. He reminds too many people of a used car salesman that goes to the bar after work and use cheesy lines to pick up women. I think the Democratic party needs new blood at the top to be the PR spokesman.

Dems Ask McAuliffe to Remain Party Chair (Link to Full Story)

By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Senior Democrats are trying to persuade national Chairman Terry McAuliffe to continue his service as party chairman, especially if none of the current candidates gains momentum in the race to replace him.

About a half-dozen candidates are in the race and a couple of others are considering a run for the position. It will be filled in February at the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites)'s winter meetings.

McAuliffe met privately Wednesday with several Democratic senators on Capitol Hill, and was asked again to consider serving for another year or two, Democrats say. McAuliffe's response was not immediately known, but he has been cool to such overtures in the past.

Democratic senators reportedly at the meeting included Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Charles Schumer of New York.

"Terry McAuliffe has been a great chair and he could continue that," Schumer said Wednesday. "The bottom line is that Democrats have a lot of good candidates to lead us."

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