Campaign '04: Wesley Clark: What the General Owes The Doctor

If you want to understand why General Wesley Clark is causing heartburn in the Dean camp, it's worth studying how much the guy who is running as the un-Dean actually resembles him. Both men make the most of their hard-earned titles: the doctor and the general are conspicuously not Senators; they barely admit to being politicians at all. Their innocence of national elective experience is a virtue. Their tough temperaments and raw styles are suited to a Democratic base alienated by dignified leaders in Washington who got rolled by the Bush revolution. Neither has any embarrassing votes to explain--for a war,...

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