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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:44 AM

Biden set to pick Jaime Harrison as DNC chair

This seems like a good choice to me - he raised a load of money, performed very strongly in debates and on the campaign trail in a deep red state against one of Trump's biggest sycophants. Given that Stacey Abrams has her eye on other things, I see Harrison as a fine alternative.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/politics/jaime-harrison-dnc-chairman.html?smid=tw-share

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Reply Biden set to pick Jaime Harrison as DNC chair (Original post)
Eid Ma Clack Shaw Jan 14 OP
jcgoldie Jan 14 #1
dem4decades Jan 14 #5
MontanaMama Jan 14 #12
Hortensis Jan 14 #17
ananda Jan 14 #2
Eid Ma Clack Shaw Jan 14 #9
spooky3 Jan 14 #3
DonaldsRump Jan 14 #8
ananda Jan 14 #18
DonaldsRump Jan 14 #20
samnsara Jan 14 #4
DonaldsRump Jan 14 #6
exboyfil Jan 14 #7
calguy Jan 14 #10
brooklynite Jan 14 #11
Indykatie Jan 14 #13
still_one Jan 14 #14
radius777 Jan 14 #15
Totally Tunsie Jan 14 #16
Hortensis Jan 14 #19
demmiblue Jan 14 #21
GoCubsGo Jan 14 #22

Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:45 AM

1. Stacey dont want it?

Just curious. Thinking she still has sights set on governor.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:49 AM

5. That was my thought, she decides.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:55 AM

12. Stacey has been clear

that she plans to run for GA Governor again.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:15 PM

17. Yes, this. And also perhaps a position in the Biden administration. nt

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:45 AM

2. I can live with that.

I hope he sees the job as a 50-state strategy.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:53 AM

9. Given where he's from and ran, I'd be surprised if he didn't.

Iím not sure a true 50 state strategy is viable anymore, but reaching as broadly as realistically possible is essential.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:47 AM

3. I like him, but I wish it were Stacey Abrams. I contributed to his

campaign, and not to take anything away from him, I believe a lot of the money flowed in because we wanted so badly to get rid of Graham and the polls suggested the race was close.

But Bidenís teams surely looked at all the angles and made the best choice.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:52 AM

8. I have to agree

He raised a lot of money, but he lost quite badly (more than 10%) to Lindsey Graham.

Stacey Abrams is running for GA governor in 2022; otherwise, she would have been perfect. I don't think Mr. Harrison is in her league.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:18 PM

18. I tend to agree.

But he's probably OK for now.

Sometimes people grow well into the job,
and he has a lot of heart and spirit.

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Response to ananda (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:28 PM

20. For sure

I still cannot understand how Harrison lost by so much...he was light years ahead in terms of honesty, intelligence, charm, and charisma of the ultimate bootlicker Lyin' Leningrad Lindsey.

Anyways, if Joe (along with Rep. Clyburn) trusts him that's good enough for me. But Jaime needs to have some REALLY long Zoom calls with Stacey to perfect the recipe for winning unwinnable elections!

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. great pick!!!!

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:50 AM

6. Stacey Abrams is running for GA governor. Otherwise, it was a no-brainer for her to get it. nt

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:50 AM

7. With the Senate seat to protect along with getting the governorship

It would be fine so long as Biden talked to Abrams first which I am sure that he did. I do hope she could adopt the new Southern strategy. She is as much a girl/woman of Mississippi as she is of Georgia. She went to grade school all the way to at least 10th grade in Mississippi. I hope she brings her skills in assisting and mentoring activists in other states like Alabama and Mississippi.

She is also pretty young. There is plenty of time with a turn as Governor before moving on to national office.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:53 AM

10. There must be other plans for Stacey

She's a bright rising star with some major accomplishments now under her belt.
I'm thinking nothing would give her greater pleasure than to run for governor again and totally wipe out the crooked republican who cheated her out of her victory last time.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:53 AM

11. I heard previously from my DNC friends that the job was Jaime's if he wanted it.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:57 AM

13. Jaimie is an Excellent Choice - He Was Also Clyburn's Recommended Choice - Case Closed n/t

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:59 AM

14. He has an engaging personality, and would be an excellent choice

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:07 PM

15. Jaime is good because he already was head of SC Dem party,

so pretty much understands what the job entails. He's also charismatic and sharp, not some boring guy like Tom Perez was.

Jaimie didn't do well in the SC senate race but it is a deep red state and Trump was at the top of the ticket.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:11 PM

16. Nice. He has a bright future.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:19 PM

19. Yes, he'll be good. I wondered where Stacey for DNC came from,

because I never read about it from her and wondered that she'd want it. It's not meant to be an out-front position, more administrative support for the party. Our big policy decisionmakers are all elsewhere.

The official party head is always our top elected official in office. Pelosi, then Biden once he became our nominee, which is when his agenda became the party's. It would have been Pelosi again if he hadn't been elected.

The misunderstanding came from Bernie Sanders, who needed a target to turn his hostile populists against, so he pointed them at the DNC, but it had been badly neglected was almost devoid of power by then, and was never the ideological center that he implied it was.

Btw, the DNC's been restructured to be able to perform its role much better now, and Harrison will have a real job -- getting Democrats elected, but the DNC still doesn't set the agenda for anything but its own functions, important as they are.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:31 PM

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:35 PM

22. I would prefer that he was my Senator.

But, unfortunately, that wasn't to be. This is a worthy substitute.

I still think the crooked Republicans in my state stole the seat for Leningrad Lindsey, but I doubt we'll ever get to see anything that proves--or disproves that.

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