Yes, there were some audio problems and yes, the dinging on the phone was not fun. But I thought it went pretty well. The thing that struck me the most about the whole process was that all those questions (and more) came from Democrats all across the state and they’re the same questions Democrats I know have (or at least variations). As nice as it was to have answers to those questions, I think, for me, hearing those questions was more important (since I can’t vote on party chair).
I hope whoever wins is astute enough to realize that all those questions are the concerns of Tennessee Democrats–the ones we got to and the ones that will be sent out later. If people are asking about how we incorporate various factions, it’s because we’re concerned that we’re not doing a good job of that.
Democrats are in a bad spot right now, don’t get me wrong. But those who asked questions gave the eventual winner a real gift.
Edited to add: Braisted has the rundown.