Mobile Register Wants Dean Fired
Here's a taste of the Register's rage:
It is outrageous for the chairman of one of the nation's two major political parties to declare -- especially against evidence to the contrary -- that Americans cannot win the war they are fighting against a mortal enemy. Such defeatism is anathema.The Register also takes shots at House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry.
Dean actually talks a pretty good game about the need for the DNC to reach out to "red state" voters and pursue a "50 state strategy" instead of focusing only on Democratic or swing states. But he certainly does a disservice to Democrats (especially those in the South) by presenting the national party as overly pessimistic or political about the war in Iraq.
Republicans, aided by conservative news outlets such as the Register, are in the process of turning Dean's comments into a full fledged media frenzy and will try to force Democrats to either agree with Dean's controversial remarks or publicly criticize their own party chair. Many Democrats have already distanced themselves from Dean and it won't be long before Republicans use the controversy to try to put Bud Cramer and maybe even Artur Davis on the hot seat.
This controversy will blow over before too long and Dean will surely stay as chair, but Alabama Democrats don't need Howard Dean or anybody else making it any harder for them to connect with the average Alabamian.