Poor Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She just can’t seem to catch a break, after her disgraceful exit as chair of the Democrat National Party.
She’s still in office, and will most likely run again for the U.S. House of Representatives, where she’s served since 2003. Wasserman Schultz has comfortably won all of her campaigns, but who knows what the future holds.
She’s clearly not the party superstar she once was.
The Florida Democratic Party held its annual Leadership Blue fundraising dinner at the Diplomat Beach Resort last night and there was one high profile name missing from the speakers’ roster: Debbie. Bear in mind the event was held IN HER DISTRICT. Ouch.
Among the two-dozen or so speakers at the event were former Vice President Joe Biden (who still hasn’t ruled out a 2020 run for president), three Democrat candidates running for governor, representatives from Planned Parenthood and the American Muslim Democratic Caucus – heck, even a Black Lives Matter spokesman, heading up the “Resistance Panel” (which must have been a laugh a minute) – but no Debbie.
No doubt the Party wanted to avoid the embarrassment Wasserman Schultz endured when she was booed off the stage by the Florida delegation at the DNC last summer.
While attendees were spared Wasserman Schultz as a speaker, she was there to lend support to the keynote, Biden, for his 52-minute address.
“He was on fire,” she said.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Biden tantalized Democrats with the prospects of what a political orator able to effectively communicate with working class motors might achieve. But he didn’t say anything about a topic that seemingly was on everyone’s mind – whether he’d run for president in 2020.
After spending a few relatively quiet months after leaving office on Jan. 20, Biden has recently stepped up his profile. Early this month, he established the American Possibilities political action committee, allowing him to pay for staffers and travel – and fueling speculation that he might run in 2020.
Oh boy. We have that to look forward to.
And more Debbie Wasserman Schultz apparently.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]