Campaign '04: Inside the Mind of Howard Dean

His opponents say he is unlikable and unelectable. The Democratic front runner explains why most of what you hear about him is dead wrong

Life is so simple when you are at the back of the pack. No one picks on you, and no one picks up on your gaffes. When the Democratic presidential race started to take shape a year ago, few bothered to attack the quirky doctor who was an ex-Governor of a small New England state. He barked and blustered, but the Democratic establishment and the media saw in him little more than entertainment value. He stood on the wrong side of a popular President's war and outside the party establishment, within which the winner would be anointed in due course.


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