I am curious as to what folks around here think of Dean’s ascendancy to the DNC chair, especially those who vote liberal and Democrat.
Will he provide the necessary and right direction for a party that is adrift right now?
Or will he drive the party away from the middle America voter and fail to make inroads into the so-called Red States?
I personally think the Dems should have gone with a populist, not another Northeastern lefty.
To be fair, though, Dean can get a lot of the base in the net, and possibly get back voters that went Green the past several elections. I saw the C-SPAN debate between Dean and Nader and Dean shined.
But I think the problem with the Dems is not the base, but the moderates. And I am not sure Dean is the man to steer the Dems back toward the Third Way that was so successful for Clinton.