- The people on that list signed on to it to support Dean, not Kerry or the DNC.
- If he were to just hand it over then he would have a lot less leverage with the Kerry campaign.
- By coordinating fundraising and other efforts on Kerry's behalf he can keep the support of Deanizens visibly separate from the rest of the party and highlight how influential we still can be.
Glad to hear it.
(Link courtesy Dean Independents)