dnc debbie

Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, University of Miami, September 19, 2008

Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times): Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl.) one of the most articulate spokespeople for Democratic candidates and causes – and a breast cancer survivor – is President Obama’s choice to replace Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine, who announced Tuesday he will be stepping down to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia.

…Though Wasserman Schultz was a supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, the Obama team admired her for taking on high profile surrogate chores…she brings to the DNC a formidable package: she comes from Florida, a 2012 battleground state; a smashing fund-raising track record; an appeal to female voters and strong connections to the U.S. Jewish community.

Former DNC co-chair Lynn Cutler, called the selection of Wasserman Schultz a “brilliant pick! She is a great energetic spokesperson, an effective fund raiser, and a very smart politician.”

Vice President Biden made the announcement of Obama’s choice in an e-mail to DNC members, whose ratification will be a formality. I’m told that when DNC executive director Patrick Gaspard told the DNC staff about Obama’s pick, the place erupted.

Schultz is the first female to chair the DNC since Debra DeLee held the post from 1994 to 1995.

19 Responses to “dnc debbie”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    April 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats Debbie,u earned it.

  2. 2 Dorothy Rissman
    April 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I adore her. I do worry about her district. Let’s hope they can elect another good dem.

    • 3 Jessica
      April 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      So she won’t be a district Rep anymore. 😦 I haz the sad. With the way things are going in Florida, no way a Repub would be elected to clean a high school bathroom. Excellent pick though. Shulz is the shit and she’s an excellent pick. Couldn’t think of anybody else better.

      • 4 Dorothy Rissman
        April 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        Jessica, I just read elsewhere that she does not have to give up her district. Phew, I was worried.

    • 5 Sue in Minnesota
      April 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      I adore her as well! IMO, this a very smart and dynamic choice.

  3. 8 anniebella
    April 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Good choice!!!!!

  4. 9 Carolyn
    April 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    She is an excellent choice! Nobody gets by her. Brian Williams said “She will keep her day job as rep.” So we won’t lose her. I think she can do both jobs with one hand tied behind her back!!!

  5. 11 elaine
    April 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Debbie will not be giving up her seat in the congress according to the msm . She is a terrific pick. Good job Prez.

  6. 13 Eleroy
    April 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Good for Debbie!!!

  7. 14 Proud of Obama
    April 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Reason I love Debbie: I hated her when she was supporting Hillary during the primaries. But the minute PBO was the democratic nominee she pivoted and was on fire for him. She never looked back.

  8. 17 cat48
    April 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    “”Reason I love Debbie: I hated her when she was supporting Hillary during the primaries. But the minute PBO was the democratic nominee she pivoted and was on fire for him. She never looked back.””

    I couldn’t say it any better so I just borrowed yours, Proud of Obama. 🙂 She’s cute as a button & articulate. She had a great appearance on MTP last Winter & she’s great on Hardball. Very quick. I’m thrilled! Almost as good a politician as the president…..they could probably exchange a few ideas.

  9. 18 Asher in Boston
    April 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Congs, Debbie. Debbie 2016. I would love to see her take on the nutty bagger candidate whoever it would be. One smart lady.

  10. 19 HZ
    April 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Great choice by President Obama. I saw her on a video with her children with FLOTUS, and Debbie and the FLOTUS were hugging and you could see that their was such a great respect for each other. I remember when they President was making a speech and Debbie was with him and he stated that how he really admired and like Debbie. I think this was also a smart move and a very sincere move. Change has come to Washington in so many ways. I like Debbie because she is also representing a state that is so special to me. Let us life Debbie up in our prayers and also thank God for Mr. Kaine. I think he will win and will be a great Senator from VA. We are moving in the right direction. Great news!!!!

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