The New York Times reported yesterday that Wes Clark, John Edwards, and Joe Lieberman hope to stop Dean in the February 3rd. primaries, especially South Carolina. This seems unlikely. Bush was able to stop McCain in South Carolina because he had tons of money, the support of the Republican establishment, and several ways to beat up McCain with the Republican base. Dean’s rivals will have none of those things. The only thing they’ll have going for them is potentially the argument that they are more electable. I’m not sure that’s true however. Wes Clark appears nearly as gaff-prone. John Edwards may be too young and inexperienced to make a plausible commander-in-chief. And Joe Lieberman simply isn’t going anywhere.