Roemer, in a written statement, confirmed that he had been approached about the post. While he was noncommittal, he indicated he is open to the idea.So a Roemer DNC Chairman will ultimately mean 2008 belongs to Senator Evan Bayh. That was my opinion, not the DNC's. I still wonder where Simon Rosenberg is from. Is he from a red state or a blue state?
"I have been approached very recently by several prominent Democrats inquiring about my interest in seeking the post of DNC chair," he said. "While I am flattered by their confidence in me, I have made no formal decision to seek the post. I am, however, consulting with my family, friends and Democrats around the country to assess this potential opportunity, and expect to make a decision very soon. The new DNC chair will have an important role to play in helping shape the future organization, message and direction of the party, and it's an exciting opportunity for whoever takes on the task."
With the support of Reid and Pelosi, Roemer immediately has an advantage over the declared candidates, former presidential candidate Howard Dean and former Clinton aide Harold Ickes.
Reid is strongly encouraging a Roemer bid, according to the sources.
Roemer's experience on the 9/11 commission, together with the fact that he comes from a "red state" -- one that voted for President Bush -- were decisive factors in Reid's decision to back him, the sources said.
Tomorrow, I will follow up wth the continuation of wierd searches. Bernard Kerik's extramarital affair with Jeannette Pinero is giving the Kentucky Democrat a lot of page hits. Over 200 page hits today at the least...from some strange IP addresses at that.