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Why Is This Man (Not) Smiling


Howard Dean is talking right now to a group in Washington state, a state notable for the fact that it DIDN’T hold an election today. Even over the TV, you can see the energy is gone and the passion has faded, both for him and his supporters.

Why is he talking? Who is still listening?

Worse, he’s hectoring. “John Kerry took corporate money, tsk-tsk.” Ugh. He’s not exciting, he’s not pumped up, he’s not “tellin’ it like it is!” He’s just a bore.


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