Republicans Should Press the Attack on Howard Dean, Don't Let His Mouth Off The Hook
9:35 AM, Dec 7, 2005 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
Sensible Democrats are panicked by Dean's remark that the US cannot win in Iraq, and even the DNC press folks are doing their best to backfill the big hole Dean's mouth has dug for them. The head of the major opposition party in the US told Zarqawi, Zawahiri and bin Laden that America won't be victorious in Iraq. In other words, Americans engaged in combat in Iraq won't win.
"Dean's take on Iraq makes even less sense than the scream in Iowa: Both are uninformed and unhelpful," said Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) in today's Washington Post. The Post also reported:
Democratic strategists looking for big gains in 2006 want to stoke the anti-war base of the party just enough so they show up at the polls but not too much so they become the face of the party. But this political strategy has hit the reality of Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy. Republicans should try to drive a wedge as deep as they can between the Dean crowd and sensible Democrats like Sen. Lieberman, Reps. Hoyer and Marshall and the folks at the DLC who understand the stakes in Iraq.