Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Vilsack to Chair DLC

The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack will become chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council next month, replacing Evan Bayh.

Chairmanship of the DLC will help establish Vilsack as a leader among Democratic moderates. The group is credited with propelling Bill Clinton's candidacy. Hillary Clinton is also expected to have a leadership position in the DLC, and the article speculates on a future Clinton-Vilsack ticket.

The DLC has become a frequent target in the more liberal blogs, which I consider a foolish course. Being a majority party requires having a variety of views, and sometimes the views of DLC members are even right.


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