The DLC dies, and all Team Commie assembles to rejoice:
In the Obama era, the group has simply struggled for relevance. Its leaders remained close to the Clintons, and presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton headlined the DLC's 2006 annual gathering in Denver. But as Hillary Clinton's presidential fortunes waned, so did the DLC's influence. By the summer of 2008, the organization was kicking off its annual meeting a mere block from Senator Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago - but the candidate didn't find time to drop by. The organizational issues that followed, and seemingly delivered the final blow, were more mundane.DLC CEO Bruce Reed, a former senior Clinton White House aide, decided in 2009 that the group should be more of a thinktank and less a networking outfit, sending its sister organization, PPI, out on its own and splitting the groups' diminishing resources and fundraising base. But Reid left last year to become Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff, and the group was unable to recruit a successor with his - much less From's - capacity to raise the money to keep the group alive, people involved said.