The real winner when it comes to Chair-stakes may not be the person who gets to use the title of DNC Chair for the next four years, but the people and groups who become empowered by their victory. This is a little game I like to call "Who Stands to Gain."
IF THE CHAIR IS... THE WINNER IS...
Harold Ickes: Shadows (and the Speedo Corporation)
James Blanchard: Michigan Caucuses
Wellington Webb: Alliteration
Howard Dean: Orange Hats
Donnie Fowler: The South
Ron Kirk: Texas Democrats
Simon Rosenberg: People who fear orange hats
Martin Frost: Texas Democrats who don't like Ron Kirk