"Republicans could say that Howard Dean "wasn't tough enough to pull the trigger" on Iraq."
No, they couldn't because in Dean's stump speech he made is clear that he was in agreement with Bush I invasion of Iraq. Dean never said he was anti any and every war... he stated what Hilliary and Kerry refused to acknowledge... that the case for war was NEVER made.
Paul Hackett's success means we can expect more of what Howard Dean first tapped into--the growing movement within the Democratic Party willing to take the Republicans head on about the direction of this nation.
It also means that Hacket like Dean will be attacked and sabotages from the inside...the DLC/NDN folks don't cotton to all dis freedom talk... whadda bout the cable companies and the military industrialists...who will speak up for dem po' folks...isn't that what this "reform" movement is for?</major snark>
Well... while you fight fo your so-called EXTREME LEFT WING LIBRUL RIGHTSI am going to join the DLC/NDN/Third Way/Democracy Corps so I can make money off of lobbying contracts to the cable and military industries...</major snark>
I hope you see now more than ever the much depised "special interests groups" need to stick together... WE MUST SEE that protection of your right to marry and adopt children is directly related to a woman's ability to control her body as is a working rights for fair pay and African Americans rights to vote in free and fair elections.