Paul Berendt will resign, and I’ll miss him. Mostly miss watching both the governor and state Democratic Party chair walk into mass after me, but for other reasons too.
I won’t miss him picking a talk-show host over an already established candidate for Congress though.
What this does give us is a chance to open up the party a bit more. Not that I think Paul was against that, but changes in leadership do offer chances for change. The one thing I’d like to see is a change in purpose with our state website, or maybe a new stand alone website for state Democrats along the same lines as Grow Ohio (or at least what it used to be before Sherrod Brown started running for Senate).
A statewide grassroots community website for Democrats, liberals and progressives to come together, dialog, and organize. All paid for by the state Democratic Party.