Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Is Kaine's DNC job secure?

With off-year elections less than three months away, Democrats are bracing for losses in congress. It's traditional for the party in the White House to suffer such. Currently, the donkeys have a majority in both houses. It remains to be seen how well prepared the Republicans are/will be to take advantage of that natural swing of the political pendulum.

Former Gov. Tim Kaine (depicted above) is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. It's his job to hold onto as many seats as possible this year. How long will Kaine last as chairman, if Democrats have a bad November 2nd?

According to Michael O'Brien's piece in The Hill, Kaine is so well liked in the party that he's not a likely scapegoat.

“I think Tim Kaine is out there doing what he should be doing — building the party, building the party apparatus,” Axelrod said. “That is what you want a party chair to do. That is the guts of the job.”

Lawmakers and party insiders contacted by The Hill expressed unified support for Kaine’s work as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and praised him for working to channel President Obama’s grassroots support into a tool for governing.
Click here to read the entire article.

Hat-tip to Blue Virginia. Illustration by F.T. Rea

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