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“That Can’t Be Good”

I was just talking to an anti-Dean Democrat who said: “The real open question is whether his Iowa caucus night speech will be a fatally defining moment. The secondary buzz that thing got is really kind of astonishing. . . . His negatives were already going up everywhere before Iowa. Let me put it this way. He has one week to save his campaign and he has to spend a day, a precious day in New Hampshire showing that he’s not crazy. That can’t be good.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.