February 19, 2004

HOWARD'S END: My thoughts on the Dean campaign and the Internet are up over at Excerpt: "I think it means that the Internet is a powerful tool, but no tool is better than the hand that holds it." LT Smash, meanwhile, has a roundup of blogosphere responses to Dean's departure.

I'll actually miss him. I'm pretty sure that he would have been a disaster as a President, or even as a general-election candidate. I disagreed with him on most stuff, I think, and certainly about his signature issue, the war. But he did have a genuineness that the other candidates lacked, and I liked him for that.

UPDATE: The Wall St. Journal calls Dean "the most consequential loser since Barry Goldwater."