Campaign '04: Anger Management 101

How the partnership between Dean and Gore is remaking the Democrats

The latest edition of Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean for President last week. This surprised a lot of people, including me. But Gore 6.0 seems more radical than previous models, with a passion upgrade from the glitches in 5.0 (clumsy populist presidential candidate), 4.0 (clumsy earth-toned presidential candidate), 3.0 (loyal Vice President) and 2.0 (militant New Democratic candidate for President in 1988). Watching Gore and Dean together on the podium--twins in dark blue suits and light blue ties, Gore in populist growl-shout mode, complete with intermittent Southern accent--I realized the utter logic of the move. The two have so much in...

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