We will start by admitting this: It’s not immediately clear what makes for a top-notch chair of a major political party in the super PAC era.
Is it the ability to raise big sums of money or skillfully lob bombs at the other party? Is crafting a successful strategy and tactics to expand the party’s representation and voter base? Is it the willingness to put in one of those let’s-get-this-debate-party-started performances like the one Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus delivered Thursday night (complete with the dubious claim that the GOP is the party of diversity)?
The answer to all three is probably “yes.” But increasingly, there seem to be lots of Democrats and liberals saying Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) just isn’t getting it done as chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Most recently, at least two groups overwhelmingly composed of progressives — CREDO Action and marijuana legalization advocates — have publicly called for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation from the DNC post. Both are currently circulating online petitions to demonstrate how many people agree.