Dems spleened by Dean

"It's no secret...that I've taken issue with a few of Dr. Dean's rhetorical blunders. However, I have to agree with this bit of commentary from City Pages' 'Gagging Dr. Dean' by Steve Perry," writes Roxanne Cooper:

Two things make Democratic Party powers lose sleep over Dean. The first and less distinct is his taste for the populist rhetorical style. He has a flair for articulating popular anger in popular terms, and he is very good at seeing where to strike...And this brings us to the more material reason the Democrats hate Howard Dean: He threatens to refigure the fundraising base of the party, however modestly, and thus to shift the balance of power in the party hierarchy.

Because, ya know, it would be a real bummer if the Dems didn't have to rely on special interest donations from tobacco, the banking industry, big pharma, media conglomerates, and the AFL-CIO." (Rox Populi)

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