Your Strength Is Your Weakness
When the Democrats elected Dwight Pelz as State Party Chair this past weekend, I cautioned that Pelz needed to brush up on his field campaign skills. His predecessor, Paul Berendt, obviously had know-how when it came to ground game, and I suggested that Pelz take some pointers from Berendt.
I also, however, applauded the Dems for selecting a quote machine like Pelz. For years, Republican party chair Chris Vance had run circles around Berendt in the media with his acerbic knack for sound bites. (Vance stepped down this year, and the Republicans replaced him with attorney Diane Tebelius.)
Well, what I saw as Pelz’s strength may also be his weakness. Democratic Party chair for less than 24 hours, here’s what Pelz told PI reporter Neil Modie about Tebelius…
from the PI:
“The two new chairmen expressed wary respect for each other Sunday. Pelz labeled Tebelius ‘Chris Vance with a skirt.’”