Dean and the Democrats
By naming former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as its chair, the Democratic Party is finally moving in the right direction. I think Dean will do a great job reinvigorating the party, helping define the issues and raising money. I think he can do that without selling out to conservatives. Most importantly, I think Dean will steer the party away from candidates who come across as elitist and out-of-touch, like John Kerry and Al Gore. Dean definitely grasps that these types of candidates are what's wrong with the party and that the solution lies in connecting with everyday people.