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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

The Case for Kerry

Harold Meyerson does a nice job making the case for Kerry as the candidate who can unite the party against Bush.  Dean he sees as more of a Eugene McCarthy-type insurgent, riding antiwar sentiment among Democratic activists dissatisfied with the party establishment’s handling of the issue.  As he points out, Dean was, unsurprisingly, the candidate more voters in the MoveOn primary said they could support “enthusiastically” (86 percent), but Kerry was a close second (75 percent).