Democratic Leadership Council
The Democratic Leadership Council
is an organization
of moderate leaders of the United States Democratic Party
which works toward moving the Party toward moderate centrist positions. It is their position that leftist positions are not viable, citing the failed candidacies of George McGovern
and Walter Mondale
. Bill Clinton
, a successful candidate, was active in the organization and is sometimes cited as evidence of the success of their policies.
Recently the organization has voiced concern that the Democratic opponents of George W. Bush may be taking positions too far left for the taste of the majority of American voters, Howard Dean, a current front-runner being of particlular concern.