The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

The New DNC Chair: Selected, Not Elected


The Democrats pat themselves on the back for a low bar:

If [Florida congresswoman and nominated DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] wins the election, she will become the first woman elected by the full membership to serve as chair. There have been two other women who have served as Chair of the DNC but one was on an interim basis and one was appointed but never stood for election.

Er, she’s been named as the new chair by President Obama, and no one is running against her. How is this a genuine “election”?

Oh, that’s right, that’s how the president won his first office.

Tags: Debbie Wasserman Schultz , DNC


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