Friday, January 09, 2004

ANOTHER GOOD ASSESSMENT OF DEAN

Mickey Kaus has a good sum up of "Dean's Dilemma". Simplistically, it goes like this:

1. Dean's popularity, in part, is due to his rep as a brusque, no-filter-between-brain-and-mouth kind of guy. Gets angry and speaks his mind, but that pisses a whole lot of people off. Makes him appear to be a loose cannon sometimes and inconsistent on the issues. (In other words, this is who he really is.)

2. Starting a couple of days ago, Dean started sounding more like Bill Clinton (i.e., "centrist").

3. If Dean stays in the center, he loses his "energy" and people will become bored with him.


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