No joy in Mudville: Keith Ellison will NOT be the next DNC chairman

No joy in Mudville: Keith Ellison will NOT be the next DNC chairman

He had all the ingredients of the renegade pol the Democrats foolishly believe they need right now. He is so far-left that he had the support of Sen. [score]Bernie Sanders[/score] for the job. He has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump and has the added appeal of being a Muslim convert. In the minds of many, [score]Keith Ellison[/score] (D-Minn.) would have been the perfect party chairman and for the last month has been the front-runner for the post.

But it was not to be. Today former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez was appointed next chairman of the DNC.

It was not a total loss for Ellison, however. Perez, in his first task as the new party chief, made a motion to appoint the Minnesota congressman as deputy chair of the DNC, a previously non-existent position and one that by Perez’s own lights required a suspension of the rules.

Here, via The Hill, is Perez’s “acceptance speech.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.