Dean on DeLay draws rebuke from one of Delay's major detractors: (Dean "[DeLay] ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence")
Dean's Fundraising (from a recent Novak column)
Democratic National Committee (DNC) fund raising under the chairmanship of Howard Dean shows a disappointing $16.7 million raised in the first quarter of 2005, compared with $34 million reported by the Republicans.
That tends to confirm dire predictions by old-line Democratic fund-raisers of a fall-off in money if Dean became chairman. He had promised to bring in heavy individual contributions, as he did in his 2004 campaign for president. But the DNC in the first quarter received only $13 million from individuals, compared to $31 million for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
A footnote: A recent DNC fund-raising appeal promised to send field workers to North Carolina, which does not have a major statewide election until 2008.
I meant what I said with my opening statement. In fact, I thought Dean would be much more sucessful than he has been...certainly more than Terry "I Like Losing Elections" McCauliffe.
Dean simply cannot see the political consequences of what he says and does. Now it's not only hurting him, it's hurting his party.