If anyone is on the Howard DEAN mailing list, be sure to read the latest message from new campaign manager Roy Neel. It outlines the DEAN plan for February 3rd and beyond, which seems to include not winning any of the states holding primaries this Tuesday. They then plan on ignoring the subsequent attempts of John Kerry and the media to declare Kerry the winner until after big states like California, New York, and Ohio (!) have held their primaries.
I was honestly still feeling a little hopeful until I got this email. But when they're sending out press releases that basically say, "look, we're not going to win any states on Tuesday. In fact, we're shooting for third place in same of them" . . . well, it doesn't inspire much confidence. This suddenly feels an awful lot like the Al Gore campaign all over again. I think DEAN would do a lot of good things in the White House, but he's screwed himself over in trying too hard to get there.
DEAN SOON PLAY AT BIRTHDAY PARTY NEAR YOU.
(AFTER PERFORMANCE, DEAN SMASH GUITAR OVER HEAD)
(In slightly more uplifting news. the UCB season one box set is really, really good.)