Monday, February 14, 2005

Being Howard Dean

Being Howard Dean
Give the chair a chance. You just might like what you see.
By Robert Kuttner
The American Prospect
Web Exclusive: 02.10.05
Howard Dean seems assured of becoming the Democratic party chairman when the Democratic National Committee votes Feb. 12. Is this a good or bad thing for the Democrats?
Conservative Democrats think it's a disaster. One Republican operative was quoted, (inevitably) "It's a scream!"
But there's a lot more to Dean than that one awful moment in Iowa, and the real story is rich and complicated.
Dean surprised Washington insiders showing that he had a great deal of early support among state party chairs. These people are not diehard lefties or fools. They want to win....