Thursday, December 18, 2003

TNR Turns Up The Heat Jonathan Chait over at The New Republic has just launched an anti-Dean blog that's worth taking a look at.

The Deaniacs will likely rant and rave about this development, but as someone who is sympathetic to (although not rabidly enthusiastic about) the idea of Dean as the Democratic nominee, I see it as entirely positive. The fact is, Dean has yet to persuade a lot of smart, fair-minded people in the Democratic party that he is a viable nominee. His team doesn't need to agree with these critics, but if they are going to unite the party--let alone win the election--they will need to listen to the arguments made by people like Chait, and be ready to learn from them.

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