Jewish World Review Dec. 10, 2003 / 15 Kislev, 5764

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By embracing Howard Dean, Al Gore has put a radical face on mainstream Democratic politics | Howard Dean is leading the pack right now. And he's done it by appealing to the most extreme wing of the Democratic Party. After all, this is the guy who called President Bush the enemy.

This is the guy, when asked also, "Do you think it's a good thing that Saddam Hussein was beaten in Iraq?" he said, probably.

And this is also a guy who trotted out a theory that George W. Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened, because the Saudis told him.

I mean, let's face it. This guy is speaking in code. He's appealing to angry outsiders who hate Washington, who hate George Bush, and who hate all Republicans. And while it may win him a couple of primaries and while it may even get Al Gore to bring him to the mainstream of the Democratic Party, in the end, you know what it's going to get him and the Democratic Party? A landslide defeat. And they all know it.

That's why this Gore endorsement makes little to no sense.

It's bad news for the Democrats. It's bad news for Howard Dean.

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