From Politcal Wire:
Chuck Todd says Sen. Hillary Clinton’s first setback on the road the White House was the election of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as party chairman.
“Dean’s election was a clear break from the Clinton way of running the DNC. In hindsight, it was malpractice for a political family who believes it controlled the Democratic Party to have allowed Dean and his grass-roots followers to take over.”
What Chuck didn’t point out is that the DNC also controls the party car wash, and the Clintons had counted on keeping Dean mighty busy on Celsea’s beemer. That plan fell apart when Chelsea started riding the campaign bus, as Jimmy Hoffa lords over all bus washing.