Dean's got it. That, at least, is how it looks, with the only potential obstacle being some bizarre Fowler-led revolution, which I'm just not seeing. Beyond the race and into the reactions, Pelosi and Reid would probably do well to refrain from kneecapping the party's titular head just days before the votes come in. He's clearly got the loyalty of the party's base and, during the primary, attracted significant support. So comments like these are neither truthful nor helpful:
"I think that Governor Dean would take his lead from us," said Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader.
And Mr. Reid said: "The Democratic chairman has a constituency of 447 people. Our constituency is much larger than that."
Circular firing squads says what?
Also, Tapped has a roundtable on the Doctor's potential chairmanship, and they bring the optimism. Garance Franke-Ruta, however, brings the reporting, and underscores Dean's need for a good manager behind him. Paging Simon Rosenberg?