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There’s Always The Possibility,

Stanley, that the Clintons want Dean to go down to defeat after they were seen to be trying to get the party to follow a different path. In which case they would have to back a weak centrist candidate (but not a weak candidate seen in the Democratic party as conservative, like Lieberman). Clark fit the bill nicely.

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.

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