Thanks to an e-mailer who sent us this copy of Pat Waak's literature that she put together for her run to unseat Colorado Democratic Party Chair Chris Gates. You can download this Waak literature (sorry, couldn't resist) by clicking here: Download patwaakpdf1.pdf.
Waak doesn't really have much to say about what she plans to do that isn't just typical Partyspeak. The only thing that stands out is the statement that she will "let all candidates know that the party leadership is impartial and will provide training and support for those who want to be involved." This is clearly a nod to the Mike Miles faction that is utterly convinced that Gates did everything he could to sabotage Miles' campaign.
All in all, Waak doesn't do much to present herself as any sort of visionary leader in this piece. She plans to do basically what everyone else has always done, only she wants to do it instead of a guy in Gates who has shown he knows how to win. We've never hid the fact that we think it's crazy to try to get rid of a guy like Gates who was as successful as he was in 2004 (you're supposed to oust leaders who lose, like Republican Chairman Ted Halaby), and Waak doesn't show much here to make you think that she would do anything different or unique other than hold hands with everyone and sing Kumbaya if elected Chair. Sorry, but that's not enough of a reason to mess with success, no matter what Party you're with.