An error in judgment? Some Democrats, probably didn’t think so. But the oversight came home to roost when late last week a reporter asked Dean to cite his favorite book from the New Testament. His choice: the Old Testament’s Job.
Dean continues to make gaffes on the campaign trail, all of which are monitored by spotters from the Kerry and Gephardt campaigns assigned to track their nemesis. “They are always there at out events that are public,” says a Dean campaigner in Iowa. “You can spot them in a second in the back with a tape recorder or a camera. There is nothing we can do about it, but we make sure they don’t talk to any of the public that is there to meet Governor Dean.”
One of the bigger gaffes that will come back to haunt Dean is this remark, recently made on the road in Iowa: “Moral tone is a huge deal in the presidency.” Apparently one of the bigger mounds of opposition research gathered by the Kerry campaign deals with Dean’s relationship with drug companies over the years as a practicing physician. Newsweek is reporting that Dean on at least two occasions accepted speaking fees from a drug company as well as large amounts of campaign cash. “There is more out there,” says a Kerry staffer. “As he talks more about his views on healthcare, you’re going to see more of this stuff dribbling out.”p> CHEEK TURNER br> While Howard Dean
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?