BULLETIN: I4J SUPPORTS HOWARD DEAN FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN
That's right. I was not a huge Howard Dean fan when he was running for President; I supported retired four star General Wesley Clark, and then after he dropped out now-former North Carolina Senator John Edwards. That said, I have become more impressed with the former Vermont governor with time.
Although Governor Dean's campaign was not successful, it did energize a lot of people that have either been away from the process or had never been involved in politics before...especially young people who are the future of our party, and our nation. His campaign reminded me greatly of Robert Kennedy's 1968 attempt for the White House, sadly cut down by an assassain's bullet in Los Angeles.
Dean's ability to "think out of the box" is something we need greatly now. And he's not afraid to stand up for the values and issues that have made the Democratic Party the true "party of the people". We should not resort to becoming "Republican Lite", and we should NEVER, EVER surrender one state, one county to our opponents saying "it's beyond our reach/abilities". Raising the white flag should be a non-issue.
I believe that our party would be better with the leadership of Howard Dean.