The guy holds a pep rally to keep the troops from getting discouraged while blowing off a little steam for getting clubbed unfairly by the media for three straight months - doing it all in a upbeat and positive manner - and the corporate news hacks spin it like he's some deranged lunatic.
But not to worry. This season is not like normal years, and the winner will not be decided in two weeks. For the first time I can remember, the big states (NY, CAL, IL, etc.) are all gonna have a say. Dean lost the opener, but he's got plenty of money for the entire season and no reason not to spend it. And even if he doesn't win states outright, his hard core of support means he will still pick up enough delegates in each round to keep him viable.
Kerry's the candidate du jour now, but it won't last. Wait'll he goes south and has to compete with Clark AND Edwards (as well as Dean). This thing's going down to the wire - and we may even be looking at a brokered convention to boot. Pretty exciting.
March 7, 2004 Update: