Turning to port (Update) Posted by: McQ
on Sunday, July 29, 2007
If this little blurb doesn't perfectly illustrate where the Democrats are headed this election season, I'm not sure what does:
The Democratic Leadership Council, criticized from its creation in 1985 by the liberal wing of the party as too cozy with Wall Street, is being snubbed this weekend by all eight Democratic presidential candidates.
The DLC is holding its annual "National Conversation" in Nashville, and the closest thing to a presidential candidate in attendance is Bill Clinton, spouse of Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York. The former president will give the keynote address Monday.
All the Democratic hopefuls will be in Chicago next weekend, however, for a candidates' forum at the YearlyKos, an annual gathering of the thousands of bloggers and netroots activists who have become a force to be reckoned with in the party.