So Dean didn’t win New Hampshire either. I’m not surprised.
Hours after being handed yet another defeat by Democratic voters, presidential candidate Howard Dean is spinning like no other. His latest revelation: losing a lot and gaining some is a good thing.
“The people of New Hampshire have allowed our campaign to regain its momentum, and I’m very grateful,” he said Tuesday.
Dean also drew on his showing as a message to America.
“[T]he people of New Hampshire have allowed all you to hope again that we’re going to have real change in America.”
But the only thing Dean’s 10+ point loss to John Kerry means is another dismal performance for the good doctor. A little more than a month ago, Dean was the clear Democratic favorite, so favored in New Hampshire that he polled almost 20 points ahead of second place Dick Gephardt.
Since then, Dean has dropped dramatically, and not only because of a certain pro-wrestling audition tape. Sure, that had something to do with it, but his constant foot-in-mouth episodes are showing to Democrats the true Howard Dean.
And they don’t like what they’re seeing.