Time’s Peter Beinart argues that Howard Dean would have been a better candidate than John Kerry:
Last winter Democratic-primary voters played political consultant. They tried to step inside the minds of swing voters and figure out which Democratic presidential candidate could beat George W. Bush. With an eye cast coldly on November, they rejected the man who had first won their hearts, Howard Dean, and flocked to the more “electable” choice, John Kerry. Among New Hampshire voters who said beating Bush was their biggest concern, Kerry beat Dean by a whopping 52 points.
Democratic voters should stick to their day jobs.
Read the whole thing to find out why.
NOTE: Over a year ago, I said that Dean might be the Democrat’s best choice, although for slightly different reasons.