Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

June 7, 2004

by J

WSJ on Dean

An awfully nice (suspiciously nice, in fact) piece on Howard Dean and his recent activities in the WSJ:
Mr. Dean's whirlwind presidential campaign was always about more than a single candidate. What has changed most is that he has begun to better grasp the political hunger it exposed. "I never really had a chance to look under the hood of the campaign until it was over," Mr. Dean admits.

Democrat strategist Tom O'Donnell says, "I don't think it ever dawned on Dean when he was campaigning, but he's realizing now."

No single individual, other than Mr. Kerry's future running mate, may be more important to the success of the Democratic ticket against President Bush. After all the bitterness of last winter, a Dean ally jokes that the two "blue-bloods have bonded." In some respects they resemble two senior vice presidents, who vied for the same chief executive job and now find common interest in staying as a team -- not breaking apart.
Ahhh, those wacky capitalists and their funny metaphors.

I wore my "Kerry Voter on Loan from Dean" t-shirt to the gym yesterday in my suburban Republican neighborhood. No observable reactions yet... I think I'll keep doing it and post here if it gets any interesting responses.
Posted by J at June 7, 2004 01:45 PM

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