Twelve years ago we were struggling with the realization that the presidency had been stolen in Florida, and within the vast right-wing conspiracy (Where have I heard that phrase?) were many lawyers who played key roles in the theft.
So pardon me if I’m suffering memory whiplash to read that one of those lawyers, Barry Richard, is a Democrat, and that his wife is being endorsed by US Sen. Bill Nelson to be chair of the Florida Democratic Party.
Now, I think of myself as a forgiving person, and if one Googles “Barry Richard Al Gore” up come several items indicating Barry Richard is not a Karl Rove clone and in fact he and his wife backed Obama this year. But is it too early to open the doghouse completely?
Especially since we in South Florida have a fine candidate for Democratic Party chair in Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, a Latina businesswoman with progressive leanings. Ms. Taddeo, who was a hard-working Hispanic surrogate for Obama this cycle, has just been elected chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, which makes her eligible for the state party chairmanship. That election will be held Jan. 26.