I understand that Howard Dean’s rather… unique… version of “America: love it, or leave it” was just him trying to make a D+1 district (Colorado-06) feel like a D+11 one:
…but my reaction was perhaps not what Howard Dean was hoping for.
- The immediate reaction: ‘Saruman, Saruman!’ said Gandalf still laughing. ‘Saruman, you missed your path in life. You should have been the king’s jester and earned your bread, and stripes too, by mimicking his counsellors. Ah me!’ he paused, getting the better of his mirth.
- The more thoughtful reaction: Man, how badly is Andrew Romanoff doing in the internal polling that the best he can get from the Democratic party these days is Howard Freaking Dean?
PS: People from Vermont sure do have funny ways to define who is and who is not a ‘real’ American, huh? – Makes you kind of nervous, given how it’s pretty much lily-white up there.
PPS: Mike Coffman is, of course, the sitting Congressman for that district.