Dean: winning with morals
Howard Dean is hopping mad:
Dean seemed yesterday to embrace his reputation for volatility, saying he is being buoyed by activists and donors. At one point, a Chicago alderman, Joseph Moore, had trouble being recognized; he joked that next time he would ''jump up and down."
''That's my job!" Dean said, and the room shook with applause.
Dean is definitely a fighter, no doubt about that. I don't think he's good for the Democratic Party if, as he said, the goal is to win some of us lost sheep back into the fold--although I was not a "Reagan Democrat," the constituency he seems most intent on trying to woo.
I can't for the life of me figure out how his stance, which does not foster reassurance vis a vis Islamofascist terrorism, could entice a Reagan Democrat, or even a post-9/11 neocon like me, back to the Democratic Party. And the article's headline, "Democrats can win with morals, Dean says," seems to emphasize morals as a strategic move, rather than coming from personal integrity, a perception, which, correct or not, isn't likely to help Dean or the Democrats a whole lot.