December 06, 2004

Leadership Deficit

Harry Reid, the soft-spoken Nevadan who will soon become the Senate Democratic leader, rejects talk that he is the most powerful Democrat in Washington. But asked to pinpoint the leaders of the Democratic Party, Mr. Reid left out one obvious name - John Kerry - and perhaps tellingly put himself at the top of the list.

"I think the leaders of the Democratic Party are Reid, Pelosi, Richardson, still Bill Clinton," Mr. Reid said, referring to Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic Leader; Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, the new chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association; and the former president, who recently played host to the senator for lunch at the Clinton home in Chappaqua, N.Y.

Reid? Pelosi? Richardson? I'm sorry, but that's pretty sad.

Posted by Gregory at December 6, 2004 03:48 AM
Comments

At least they can say "nuclear."

Posted by: praktike at December 6, 2004 04:40 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

It's telling that all of the current leaders cited are from high-growth states west of the Mississippi.

Reid's on to something. If the Dems are to make a comeback, it will have to be among the hispanics and yuppies of the high-growth southwest. A northeast/rust-belt strategy is a formula for defeat and irrelevance.

Posted by: lex at December 6, 2004 05:30 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Please list the moral and intellectuals titans that comprise the present leadership of the Republican party.

Posted by: martin at December 6, 2004 07:20 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

well...I thought so.

Posted by: martin at December 8, 2004 03:16 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

online pokertexas holdem poker

Posted by: texas holdem at December 12, 2004 11:03 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
Reviews of Belgravia Dispatch
"Awake"
--New York Times
"Must-read list"
--Washington Times
"Pompous Ass"
--an anonymous blogospheric commenter
Recent Entries
Search
English Language Media
Foreign Affairs Commentariat
Non-English Language Press
U.S. Blogs
Columnists
Think Tanks
Law & Finance
Security
Books
The City
Western Europe
France
United Kingdom
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
Central and Eastern Europe
CIS/FSU
Russia
Armenia
East Asia
China
Japan
South Korea
Middle East
Egypt
Israel
Lebanon
Syria
B.D. In the Press
Archives
Categories
Syndicate this site:
XML RSS RDF

G2E

Powered by