I just got my first good look at Howard Dean at the Harkin Steak & Fry broadcast on CSpan. Holy shit. Electric. And two words for why Dean is doing so well: in charge. I’m amazed, now having seen him, that I’ve heard so much about the ultimate weakness of a campaign fueled by anger. That’s not an issue here. Dean comes across as less angry than driven. No doubt he’s tapping into the anger his audience feels, but he doesn’t have anything like McCain’s unpredictability. He remains in control.
And that—control, self-assurance, confidence—is what I think really attracts people to Dean.
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