Dean: It was Skullduggery
From howieinseattle we learn that "Dean told a student audience in Miami that 'some skulduggery in Washington' improperly led to Hackett's decision to end his bid."
If anybody knows about the skullduggery that can force a viable and popular candidate from a race, it's Howard Dean.
Hackett, the Iraq War Vet who nearly unseated Republican Jean Schmidt in a heavily Republican Ohio district, had intended to run for Senator against Republican Mike DeWine. His challenger for the Democratic nomination, Sherrod Brown, was clearly favored by the establishment (perhaps due to Hackett's penchant for inflammatory language, calling Rush Limbaugh a "fatass drug addict" and to a heckler on the street: "What's your fuckin' problem?... You got something to say to me? Bring it on!").
Either way, Hackett himself has been characteristically vocal about being squeezed out of the party but up till now no major player in the party's said mum one way or the other. Keep your mouth open Howie Dean Howie Dean. (Booman Tribune).
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