Forget about a Republican onslaught against Dean and his Bush-bashing, some Democratic candidates are taking care of Dean themselves. The best of the bunch–Joe Lieberman.
At the Democratic debate yesterday, Lieberman took shots at Dean, reminding him of his short fuse and temper, and blasting him for saying that we are no safer with Saddam in captivity.
“[T]o say that we haven’t obliterated all terrorism with Saddam in prison is a little bit like saying somehow that we weren’t safer after the Second World War after we defeated Nazism and Hitler because Stalin and the Communists were still in power.”
Well done, Joe. And with statements like that the Democratic Party might actually have a chance to appeal to sane America come this Nov. While Dean’s prospects of capturing the Democratic nomination vastly outweigh those of building a broad enough coalition of pure Bush-hater isolationists to win the White House, he would find it highly beneficial to heed Lieberman’s wisdom. And as of this point, Lieberman continues to be the best of the bunch.
Whether he’s using Dean to boost his own popularity, however, has yet to be seen.