Campaign '04: Howard's End?

Dean and Trippi started a new style of campaigning. Will the movement outlast the candidate?

If you wanted to lead an army, Joe Trippi wouldn't be the first person you'd think of to run it. Maybe it is his style, or lack of it. He would shuffle about in worn-out shoes, wrinkled pants and ensembles that never matched, armed at all times with a Diet Coke and a vocal, if rambling, opinion. Howard Dean's campaign manager doesn't seem to go an hour without talking to a reporter, and for weeks wore a microphone around-the-clock for a documentary on him that was scheduled to air on CNN this spring.

Yet it was Trippi, a veteran political strategist...

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