Gray Flannel Dwarf

1/20/2004

Deanie Weenies.

No, I’m not gonna post the mp3 or the video of Dean’s shrill war yip. That’s been done to death.

I do have them, however, if you’re interested ;).

From National Review:

“It sounds as if you had a little bit of an anxiety attack when you got the word that you were now governor,” Heyman said.

“I did,” Dean answered. ” I hyperventilated and I started hyperventilating and I thought, ‘You better stop that or you won’t be much good to anybody.’”

“Has that happened since, or before?”

“No.”

“Why was that such a ”

“To suddenly get told that you have responsibility for 600,000 people it provokes a little anxiety.”

“But now you’re asking for responsibility for 250 million and then, the global reach of the U.S. presidency. That doesn’t provoke a little anxiety?”

I sometimes feel I need to tone down the Dean rhetoric… but I honestly just don’t think this guy could handle the job. Nothing on Dean’s record particularly impresses me, and the lack of poise doesnt’ seem befitting of a President.

All of this, of course, is based on the idea that he could even win the election. As it stands, I highly doubt he’d ever beat Bush one-on-one.


cswiii @ 3:41 pm

Gallup on Early Polls.

Interesting article, albeit this is probably pretty obvious to some…


The nature of these contests has changed over the years, of course, but the comparison of early national poll results with the eventual nomination outcome provides us with a track record of sorts in our attempt to answer the “prediction” question. And the answer is clear: there is no clear relationship between the candidate leading in Gallup’s national trial heat surveys among Democrats at the beginning of an election year and the eventual winner of the party’s nomination.

The most interesting thing about Iowa, I think, was the erosion of Gephardt’s support there. I was too young to remember all this, but Gephardt won Iowa in 1988. From what I’ve heard, the demographic has changed there so much, that the labor groups that supported him then — and this time around, to some degree — don’t exert the same pressure that they used to.

As tight as this year’s race is, it ought to be interesting. I’m wondering if Gephardt will throw his support to anyone. We’ll see.


cswiii @ 1:04 pm