The Republican wing of the Democratic Party
Some of Mr. Dean’s rivals have launched vitriolic attacks that might as well have been scripted by Karl Rove. And I don’t buy the excuse that it’s all about ensuring that the party chooses an electable candidate.
The irony is that by seeking to undermine the election prospects of a man who may well be their party’s nominee, Mr. Lieberman and Mr. Kerry have reminded us of why their once-promising campaigns imploded.
Most Democrats feel, with justification, that we’re facing a national crisis â€” that the right, ruthlessly exploiting 9/11, is making a grab for total political dominance. The party’s rank and file want a candidate who is running, as the Dean slogan puts it, to take our country back. This is no time for a candidate who is running just because he thinks he deserves to be president.