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Monday, April 12, 2004  

Editorials, Part One

Howard Dean, in the Times today, on Nader:

Ralph Nader once said that your best teacher is your last mistake. Too many of us learned the consequences of not standing together four years ago. This November, we can elect a president who fights for average Americans. But we can achieve this goal only if we join together -- and don't repeat our last mistake.

Dean's analysis has a poignant subtext (if that's possible). Six months ago, he had to endure assualts on his character and motives by people who misguidedly (if that's a word) tagged him as a latter-day Nader certain to spoil the Democrats' success if he didn't win the nomination. That he's the Democrat making this argument now shows how conventional wisdom got it wrong again about Howard Dean.

posted by Jeff | 1:46 PM |
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