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Romney=Kerry; Perry=Dean?

In my print column this week, hidden behind the magic wonderwall, I indulge in a little presidential campaign history: Four years ago, in September 2007, John...

Will Dean Cost the Dems Florida?

Florida's famously feckless electoral system usually deserves the ridicule it gets. But not this time. Instead of the typical jokes about Flori-duh, the Sunshine...

Campaign 2006: Dean Leaves No State Behind

Could it be that Howard Dean is really a savvy political strategist? For the past two years, the former Vermont Governor and 2004 presidential candidate has been...

Is Edwards the Howard Dean of 2008?

With his call earlier this week for higher taxes on both the wealthy and businesses to support his massive $120 billion-per-year universal health-care plan, John...

The Spirit of Howard Dean

More than two years ago, after Howard Dean's presidential campaign crashed and burned in the Iowa primary, the conventional wisdom was that his enthusiastic...

Dean's Secret Fans

Catching flak has always been part of a political party chairman's job description. But the fire usually comes from the other party. The nicest thing many...

Fowler 1, Dean 0

A dent was knocked into the aura of inevitability surrounding Howard Dean's run to be the next Democratic Party chair Sunday afternoon when the executive...

The Cool Passion Of Dr. Dean

The other day 600 people, give or take, showed up in Portsmouth, N.H., to see Dr. Howard Dean III talk about why he wants to be President. True, they were plied...

Howard Dean Broadens His Message

Having charged to the head of the Democratic field by sharply attacking President Bush, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean isn't letting up. Speaking to...

Campaign '04: Inside the Mind of Howard Dean

Life is so simple when you are at the back of the pack. No one picks on you, and no one picks up on your gaffes. When the Democratic presidential race started to...

If Howard Dean Were the Candidate ...

POLITICAL PUNDITRY IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKS. THAT'S what a lot of Democratic voters must be thinking right about now. Last winter Democratic-primary voters played...

Will The Real Howard Dean Please Stand Up?

In Indianola, Iowa, last week, Howard Dean said the most amazing thing. He was talking about free trade. He said that if his trade policy--a tax on products from...

Campaign '04: Operation February

Just about the last thing you'd expect a presidential candidate to do is ask his supporters to give money to another politician--especially one who hasn't...

Campaign '04: Can Anyone Catch Dean?

Over the past year, whenever one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates made his way to the downtown Washington office of Andrew Stern, head of the...

Campaign '04: Thanks, Al. I'll Take It From Here

Who knew that Howard Dean was such a sugar-tongued swain? Al Gore's televised "I do" last week (not to be confused with Trista and Ryan's more lavish and much...

Campaign '04: Howard's End?

If you wanted to lead an army, Joe Trippi wouldn't be the first person you'd think of to run it. Maybe it is his style, or lack of it. He would shuffle about in...

The Temptation Of Howard Dean

The Democrats staged the first of six presidential primary debates in Albuquerque, N.M., last week, and it wasn't exactly gladiatorial. No blood was spilled, no...

Is Dean for Real?

Look back at nearly every campaign trail to the White House, and you will find embedded in the asphalt the flattened form of a once captivating outsider. The...