Monday, February 21, 2005
''Democrats Now Have Dean''
"Mr. Dean’s loudly partisan attacks on President George W. Bush, which played so well with Democrats a year ago, may go down fine at fundraising rallies for the true believers, but that shrillness on television talk-shows risks turning off voters who may be tiring of President Bush and the Republicans. Also, having a New Englander as the Democrats public face may do little to help a party desperate to improve its showing in the South and West. Ironically, Dr. Dean’s political record is largely that of the kind of centrist Democrat who does not scare off independents and Republicans. As five-term governor of Vermont, Dr. Dean was a fiscal conservative who supported gun rights and fought with the more politically flamboyant members of his own party."-from the article in The Black Chronicle.