I disagree with Andrew a bit here.

  • Dean as Reagan/Thatcher

  • Would anyone ever refer to Dean as the Great Communicator? (Or the Iron Lady for that matter?)
  • Do deficits effect presidential elections?

  • I don't want deficits anymore than the next penny pincher, but I want a Democrat in the White House even less. It is a lesser of two evils issue. I would rather have a Republican Medicare drug plan than one from the Democrats. Likewise with education (No Child Left behind) and any other social program. They both spend my money but the Republican plan is more likely to use some market principles. The Democratic plan is more likely to create a giant suck hole of cash that never is affected by the gods of competition (The examples of this are too numerous to mention.)