Rebel With a Cause

With one spontaneous scream, Howard Dean went from Democratic front-runner to political laughingstock. No one's laughing anymore, though, as the former Vermont governor roams the country as his party's new chairman, bashing Republicans while also making Democrats cringe. The 2006 midterm elections will tell him, and his party, if swing voters are listening.

(Illustration / Andrea Ventura) Illustration / Andrea Ventura
Photo Gallery PHOTO GALLERY: Howard Dean
By Charles P. Pierce
July 24, 2005

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THERE'S PREACHING TO THE CHOIR, AND THEN THERE'S TELLING A Boston ballroom full of Democrats in the high summer of a Republican president's low poll ratings, "What we need to do is to develop an understanding of how hard it is to get by in a Republican America," as everybody cheers and the drummer in the band in the corner ... (Full article: 4483 words)

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