Few people understand the fine art of failing upward — but members of the Democratic Party seem to have it down to a science.
Yet another prominent Democrat left dead in the water by the 2020 presidential election has reportedly managed to catapult himself into contention for a major promotion.
According to Edward-Isaac Dovere at The Atlantic, “the pieces are coming together” for perpetual left-wing lobbyist and political operative Jaime Harrison to assume the role of Democratic National Committee chairman in the new year.
Harrison lost a high-profile legislative race to Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham last week in South Carolina, leaving full congressional reclamation out of reach for a Democratic caucus desperate to control the political process in Washington after four years of conservative leadership and split government.
For numerous pundits and party leaders, however, inconvenient defeat was apparently not the defining characteristic of Harrison’s campaign but its proven capability to connect with donors was, pulling