Howard Dean in 2004

steal this button!Albany Dan sent me a fea­ture arti­cle on Howard Dean in Salon, and it was an enjoy­able read. I like his can­dor, hon­esty, and will­ing­ness to stand up to Bush, and these luke-warm Dems.

Sen. Ker­ry him­self said that he’d like to fash­ion his cam­paign along the lines of John McCain, yet his lan­guage is pep­pered with “bend-me-over” Daschle get-along talk like this.

Now, I like John Ker­ry just fine—and Edwards, Lieber­man, and the oth­er Sen­a­tors run­ning are also fine peo­ple. But, to pick a per­son to lead this par­ty at a time when we’re again search­ing for our souls—well, I’ll go with the Gov­er­nor Doc.

When I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work on the 2000 cam­paign, as Pres­i­dent of my col­lege chap­ter, I was strug­gling to set­tle on the sup­port of Al Gore. I mean, Bill Bradley was from the north­east, and he was such a cool cat. This elec­tion, I have no desire to go with anoth­er safe bet. Dean’s my guy. He signed gay civ­il unions into law, he sup­ports a mul­ti-lat­er­al for­eign pol­i­cy, and he says what he means. What more could the Democ­rats need at this moment? And sup­pos­ed­ly, he’s been faith­ful to his wife.

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