Republicans nervous about Dean
Republicans underestimate Dean.
“A memo being circulated by a prominent Republican polling firm argues that GOPers run a serious risk of underestimating” Howard Dean “as a general election candidate,” Roll Call reports.
From the memo: “The difference between Howard Dean and the rest of the Democrat[ic] candidates is that Dean comes across as a true believer to the base but will not appear threatening to folks in the middle. We are whistling past the graveyard if we think Howard Dean will be a pushover.”