William F. Buckley on Howard Dean
We all know that many on the right are openly hoping that Dean will get the nomination because they believe Bush will trounce him. William F. Buckley suggets that maybe they are being over-confident:
Dr. Dean's people are saying that his collections show an intensity in his followers' loyalty. Sen. Kerry's people say that intensity is one thing, breadth of support quite another. What Democrats want, another commentator summarizes, is, pure and simple, the defeat of George Bush. And this will not be brought on by Howard Dean. Rush Limbaugh said on Wednesday that some Republicans are furtively raising money for Dean. They'd love to see just that, Bush vs. Dean. Well, best to wait on that kind of confidence.