SELF-SABOTAGE? Interesting theory about Dean by Roger L. Simon:
It may be that deep down Dean does not want to be elected. I know that sounds like an outrageous comment, especially since he is so obviously ambitious, but some of his behavior would seem to indicate self-sabotage. In this reading, which I am coming to believe, what Dean really wants is to win the nomination (he’ll get probably get that) and then go down in flames. This way he gets to feel he’s “right” without the terrible responsibility of governing, which I think only part of him wants.
Simon believe he’s guilty of “cheapjack analysis here”, but I think there’s a real validity to his hypothesis.