I have really wanted to like Dean, but he just continues to irritate:
"It's possible that I am the only Democrat who can get elected," he said. "And let me tell you why: Every other Democrat in this race believes that the way to beat George Bush is to be like George Bush. I believe the way to beat George Bush is to bring a lot of new people into this process."
I can't listen to Dean for long without thinking he is like an obnoxious, know-it-all teenager. Disagree with Dean on any point and you're a Republican or Bush-lite. Dean still asserts he's the only Democrat to talk about race to white audiences. On C-Span the other night, he referred to talking about race to Southern White audiences, because "they" don't discuss race "directly" in the South. (Apparently, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and his native New York have every thing worked out-- but that's another post.)
So he's from the Democratic Wing of the party, and yet he's all alone. Strange.