Forrester, in turn, gets to keep his hand on those parts of the party that he is most interested in building: the grassroots and the communications shop. And he will be able to do so free and clear because the haters, instead of trying to tear the party down in order to take it back over, have agreed to leave him be.
Yes, Forrester will be without a lot of the big money donors, but he was always going to be without them. This deal actually takes the pressure off Forrester. He no longer has to bear the brunt of the blame for any losses and any lack of money raised because his detractors have taken on some of that burden for him. Instead of fighting over control of the party, each camp, the haters and supporters, can play to their strengths in pursuit of Democratic victory.
Instead of two angry mules trapped in a barn kicking each other, the two sides can now behave like two horses in a harness, separate but moving in the same direction together as one.
Monday, April 27, 2009
a compendium of sorts
Well, we all know by now of the quasi-truce between the TNDP and The Honorable Phil Governor on Thursday, brokered by Rep. Mike Turner, House Democratic Caucus chair and all -around good guy. (I'm serious about this, he saw the nuclear potential of this and stopped it!)
Post Politics' AC Kleinheider, after first projecting that this was a crushing blow to Chair Chip Forrester, has revised his thoughts and now believes, as I do, that this can work: