By David Hill - 02/16/05 12:00 AM EST
“Is Howard Dean crazy?”
That’s not a question I’m asking, but it’s a question serious journalists and Democrats have asked since Jan. 19, 2004. And now there’s an additional question that must be asked: “Are the Democrats crazy to make Howard Dean their leader?”
The physician and former Vermont governor’s election as party chairman has to be the most puzzling development in American politics since his own meltdown and primal roar after the Iowa caucus debacle last year. Setting aside the sometimes bizarre nature of the man, let’s look at the political track record Dean brings to the leadership of his party.
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