If, as it is expected, Rahm Emanuel is named to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, his selection may be the smartest move the Democrats have made since chosing Harry Reid to be the minority leader in the Senate.
As the Roll Call article notes, Emanuel has significant experience as a political strategist and some fundraising skill. He may be young and still only a second term Congressman, but as a strategist, he may be the best among elected Democrats.
But the selection of Emanuel has been one of a just a few bright spots in Democratic decisionmaking in the past year or so. It remains to be seen whether Emanuel will be able to force his views on an increasingly self-destructive party.
Emanuel Expected to Head DCCC