Hmm, here’s my opinion on the controversy in a nutshell: Dean was making a valid point, but he went about it the wrong way and turned off supporters in the process. This is not a surprise. After all, Dean has always been brusque and hostile, and his rhetoric just as divisive as the Republicans’.
As I said before, Dean may wish to appeal to “southern white folk with confederate flags on the back of their trucks,” but these people will take one look at Bush’s first negative ads and immediately sign up for auto-debit donations to the RNC.
The attacks have just begun. It will be interesting to see if Dean is too arrogant to admit his mistake.