Happy Birthday, Howard Dean!
Happy birthday to the man behind the "50 state strategy" that apparently was so successful that James Carville wants him out of his position as DNC chairman. Heck, Democrats even made in-roads in *Idaho*, the reddest of red states, thanks to having a presence in the state itself; you gotta be everywhere so your opposition doesn't get to define you.
This is the man who, during his Presidential run, worried Karl Rove the most. There was nothing to hit him on, and Rove could see his boy losing if Howard got the nomination. No worries, 'cause the so-called "liberal media" jumped all over Howard's pep talk war whoop, and we know what happened after that. Still, what could have been...
On that note, Howard gave an amazing speech at the California State Democratic Convention in March 2003. You can find his words here: http://tinyurl.com/7yem9 (tiny URL'd for your convenience).
Have a great day, Howard, and keep up the good work!