A generally positive review of Dean's performance on Meet The Press from the New Republic.
- There were two striking things about Howard Dean's performance on "Meet the Press" Sunday. First was Dean's ability to fend off the many Russertian gotcha questions thrown his way. Second, and more importantly, was the fact that the Howard Dean on "Meet the Press" sounded more like the Rockefeller-Republican Howard Dean one hears about from Vermonters than the red-meat Howard Dean one hears on the stump. Both aspects of Dean's performance should come into play as the campaign progresses.