Darryl Rouson (D-St Petersburg) was ousted tonight as House Democratic Leader designee after a series of serious mishaps. Rouson needed to be removed but the issues within the Democratic Party and the way House elections are run remain apparent. Rep. Rouson had great promise and could have represented a positive change away from the established order of crony consultants, no accountability and business as usual which means losing perfectly winnable elections for the Democrats. Darryl Rouson is a loser because he has been ousted as Democratic leader, but the party and progressive causes lose as well because the the caucus is now in tumult and it is fairly likely that the House Democrats will retreat to a comfort zone which means continued failure.
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