The Reality-Based Community? Part XLI
Howard Dean is planning a 50-state strategy
in 2008.Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says his party is laying the groundwork for a 50-state strategy for the 2008 presidential race.
Dean said early fund-raising will be geared toward having the party pay for workers to help with state and local races, initially in selected states.
Unless the strategy is along the lines of "We'll concede them the South and Mountain West," it's doomed to fail. The Democrats can't compete in those areas and while I tend to think he's realistic about that, as I discussed here after the election, among the first Dean Dozen (candidates that the Deanie Babies supported enthusiastically), only three won, and one of those was unopposed. So it does look like Dean takes on Quixotic candidates.