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Thursday, January 29, 2004
Three Weeks that Changed Politics
As we watch the top of Howard Dean's head disappear down the drain of Primaries '04, it bears asking the question: what does this all mean? Three weeks ago, the New Yorker ran a feature article (one of those 10,000-word monsters) exploring the character and history of the Democratic nominee. Three weeks later and Dean is broke, broken, and well--there goes he goes down the drain. It boggles the mind; things just don't happen like that. Pundits and historians will be talking about these three weeks for the next three decades.
In a month, a year, five years, we'll have a clearer idea what these three weeks have meant. But even now some lessons are emerging.