DEMOCRATIC SOUL SEARCHING
Disappointed Democrats and curious Republicans may get some insight into the Democratic Party’s true identity. The Association of State Democratic Chairs host a “Future of the Party Forum” on Friday in Denver, Colorado, featuring four candidates who aspire to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
On hand to have their say before a live audience: Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota; Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; Howard Dean, former chair of the committee itself and former governor of Vermont; and Jamie Harrison, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party. The press likely will be very attentive to this event, which is definitely not being portrayed by the party as a postelection “autopsy.”