Thursday, September 29, 2005

''The 2003-04 Dean takedown''

"I'm currently writing a section on the rise of Howard Dean and his takedown during the primary campaign. I'm currently looking for good information on the takedown component of the story -- the Dean-to-Osama morph ad in Iowa, the DLC attacks, the insider snickering ("Meetups a scene out of the Star Wars cantina"). That sort of thing. Ultimately, Dean did himself in -- the scream only happened after he lost big in Iowa. But there was an establishment effort to knock him down.

One obvious question is whether you guys know of good writeups about that period of the campaign? I remember a lot of what happened, but I don't have the best memory. Google has its limits.

But even if you don't have any particular article in mind, many of us lived those crazy months following every twist and turn of the primary. What are your thoughts on what happened to Dean? I'm sure many of you have theories."-Kos, this morning. Some of the comments are brilliant.

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