Brought to us today by RealClear Politics:
The Kerry campaign has been beating back press reports that their nominee wants Terry McAuliffe out. But he may end up sticking around, and this sentence from today’s NY Times tells us why:
Explaining the problem that the campaign faces, an adviser to Mr. Kerry said about Mr. McAuliffe’s fund-raising prowess and his willingness to be a lightning rod: “Terry is a very valuable player. Terry will say anything.” (emphasis added)
That’s your nutshell, folks: the two most valuable assets of the current head of the Democratic party are 1) his ability to raise tons of dough and 2) his willingness to go on national television and spin with little or no regard for the facts or the truth. No wonder Bill Clinton is so fond of him.