Just back. Dean was awesome, inspirational, smart, tough and heart breaking (when you think how much better off this country would be if he was President). My full post will be up tomorrow.
I also got to meet my felow fourth estater's Celia Cohen, Gerry Fulcher and Patrick Jackson and wonder if I'll find that we were at the same fundraiser when I read thier reports.
Way back when America was so proud of our belligerent little frat boy in the White House landing jets on aircraft carriers and making transparently asinine statements about us spreading democracy and fighting evil doers. Howard Dean had the nerve to say "WTF?!"
In the wake of Saddam Hussein's capture, Dean questioned whether the invasion of Iraq made the U.S. "safer". He was promptly ridiculed by virtually everyone as a radical and a lunatic. But the reality in Iraq has become too overwhelming for anyone other than the true kool-aid drinkers to deny.
Now, other than people who are directly on the take, there are very few people left willing to defend the invasion and occupation as anything other than a total disaster. Sadly, the remaining holdouts happen to be sitting in the White House and are abetted everyday by yes men in Congress like Michael Castle.
Getting that dead weight out of Congress is now part of Dr. Deans job - and I hope to hear his bring it to the hoop today. I hope he spends his limited time in Delaware making the case that Bush has been a failure on every level, especially in the area of national security, and one way to address that failure and make us "safer" is to take away his reliable vote from Delaware.UPDATE:
I just got to tell the truth about Michael Castle on Al's WDEL show for about 5 minutes. It is a great day to be a Democrat.