In 2003, Howard Dean, a little-known governor from Vermont, joined the 2004 presidential race to raise the profile of health care in the national discourse. A few well-timed comments on Iraq coupled with a revolutionary Internet strategy shoved him into an unlikely role: Democratic front-runner.Howie P.S.: The rest of the article is about Ron Paul.
Another misstep was Richardson's appearance May 27 on NBC's Meet the Press. Many observers were mesmerized by the meltdown as he ducked and ran from difficult questions from Tim Russert -- see here. Richardson seems to have survived, but is it a Dean-like foreshadowing?
Monday, June 18, 2007
"Don't Forget the Unsung Candidates"
John Fout (READER ADVISORY--This author makes a reference to Howard Dean that irritates me and he fails to place both Dean and Timmy in proper context):