Dean’s Last-Stand Strategy

So what was really behind Howard Dean’s make-or-break strategy in Wisconsin? Some — OK, me — suspect it might have been the old “student council” gambit. Sometimes American voters — especially in primaries — just delight in casting a vote that will, well, screw things up. If nothing else, such perverse fun would delay the anointing of John Kerry with a prankish, contrarian vote. As we know, there are worse motivations behind some votes.

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