Wednesday, April 13, 2005

It begins

Chairman Dean emailed me to let me know the following:

Every four years, a few months before the presidential election, the Democratic Party puts staff and resources on the ground in a few battleground states ... and then they're gone. After November the whole operation disappears.

Then, four years later, we do the same thing all over again.

That hasn't worked. And I ran for chairman on a promise to do it another way.

So a few days ago I met with the state party chairs, and we made a decision together. For the first time ever we're going to build for the future by putting staff and resources on the ground early -- starting in 2005, not 2008. The first four states: North Dakota, Missouri, North Carolina and West Virginia.
This is precisely why I supported Dean for Chair. He's rethinking how we fight, and he's actually promoting the party, not just a candidate here and there. This is how we win. And look at those states, they're the states which have slipped out of the purple in the last few elections. Places That should be in play every four years but aren't.

Drop some dough on the DNC to help them do this. If we send enough cash their way, maybe they'll put Kansas on the list. Make Sam Brownback work for that nomination.