Re: Dean for DNC Chair
In seriousness, Dean and his campaign crew (Before he fired them) had some unique ways of capitalizing on internet trends to gain notoriety before his ultimate demise in the campaign.
What surprised me, is that as a Gov, he was a relative moderate. He had a pro-NRA record on guns, ran a tight budget and played the middle of the road in a very liberal state. But he ran his campaign as the most liberal candidate, which was a bizarre turn. Seemed to me that he was the most anti-Iraq war, stuck with it, gaining all the feverant anti-establishment and anti-war liberals, then got wrapped up in their politics as his campaign rolled on.
I've seen it happen three times now with the Democrats, in 92 with the Tsongas crowd, in 2000 with Bill Bradley and now in 2004 with Dean. It's the far left of the Democrats, the much younger "college" demographic, seizes on an anti-establishment candidate who makes some early waves but ultimately crashes and burns.
Russ Feingold has all the makings of being that sort of candidate the next go 'round, and I've read he's considering making a run.