Skip to comments.Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair
Posted on 10/02/2010 7:29:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair By: Mike Allen October 2, 2010 09:41 AM EDT
Democratic insiders are taking the temperature of some top party donors about the possibility of naming White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee heading into President Barack Obamas reelection campaign in 2012, senior officials tell POLITICO.
Under the scenario being tested, Tim Kaine, the current DNC chairman and former governor of Virginia, would be named to a top administration post, perhaps in the Cabinet, the officials said.
Donors response has been positive, according to people who have been consulted.
Gibbs, one of the presidents closest confidants, already had been planning to leave the podium next year, perhaps to become a White House senior adviser.
Gibbs joined Obama in April 2004, as communications director for his U.S. Senate race, and later was his Senate communications director. Gibbs was communications director of Obamas presidential campaign before becoming senior strategist for communications and message during the general election.
The logic for a Chairman Gibbs, according to one official: It would put the Obama imprimatur on the DNC, once and for all, and install a great partisan fighter as the face of the national party for the reelection campaign. Its a brilliant idea if he ends up deciding he wants to do it, said one official who has been consulted.
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Could we actually be that lucky?
This is absolute proof that God exists.
Please, please, please make this happen. If you are looking for a fool who is more inept than Tim Kaine, then Gibbs is your man.
“How low can you go”?
These people are delusional.
Too good to be true - Baghdad Bob in for the Unibrow
It truly is... a shot of the dnc chair picking at belly button lint... priceless!
I think someone senses a potential primary challenge coming on.
I’d love to see an MRI of these people’s brains.
Rachael "I want to be a man" Maddow?
Ed "Sgt" Schultz ?
How about that Sanchez fellow? Just keep him away from the Jews.
I say GO FOR IT GIBBS. Brilliant move.
I wonder if Gibbs realizes he being set up as the fall guy!!!
According to people who have been consulted.
Send in the Clowns...
That would be a gift that just keeps giving!
Interesting that Zero is setting up an inside man in a very important position that basically controls the dollars.
From the DNC website
The Democratic National Committee plans the Partys quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with technical and financial support and voter mobilization; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and nation.
I guess Obama isn't happy with being a one term POTUS. I guess he never figured out it would take two full terms to destroy the country
The excitement will be so great I bet Chrissy has to wear a diaper between now and the time Gibbs leaves.
Go for it!
That would be something to watch...ineptness run amok! He
could rival Dean in that!