Editorial: Alabama Democrats need new leadership

Nancy Worley

Nancy Worley, chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party.

No life-support system exists for the Alabama Democratic Party. If it dies, it dies. Alabama Republicans, dominant and omnipresent, wouldn’t dare try CPR, nor should they. Politics aren’t that kind.

Today, this state’s Democratic Party is a comatose patient struggling for relevance, its pain a combination of self-induced wounds and Alabama Republicans’ decade of dominance. It’s only short-term hope is an overhaul at the top of the party’s food chain, a fact as obvious as the spring pollen on our car windshields.