But they don’t seem to have the guts to do anything about it.
Democratic congressional leaders aren’t happy with the way Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is spending money. At a private meeting last month, they let him know.
Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) challenged the former Vermont governor during a session in Pelosi’s office, according to Democratic sources. The leaders complained about Dean’s priorities — funding organizers for state parties in strongly Republican states such as Mississippi — rather than targeting states with crucial races this fall.
One congressional Democrat complained that Dean has — at an alarming rate — burned through the money the DNC raised, and that Republicans may be able to swamp Democrats in close races with an infusion of RNC money.
The Dems are going to need more than money.
I do have to hand it to Dean. He goes his own way, that’s for sure. You never see him with any congressional Democrats. He hates Hillary (and she hates him). He thinks John Kerry is a complete idiot. He won’t appear alongside anyone else on Sunday news shows. He won’t debate Ken Mehlman, his counterpart on the Republican side.
What does Howard Dean do? Spend money apparently.
I can just about predict what will happen if the Democrats lose seats in November. Dean will blame the ‘weak candidates’ and PelosiReid will blame Howard as being a lame leader. And neither excuse will play, nor matter.
It’s going to be a fun mid-term.