Dean Colored Glasses

Friday, February 20, 2004

Political reporters have been busy this week writing obituaries for the Howard Dean campaign, and trying to explain what on earth happened to the candidate who a few weeks ago was the undisputed frontrunner. Some blame Dean for not keeping his cool, and some blame his staffers for squandering the campaign's nest-egg. Many blame the media. But Clay Shirky, a theorist on the sociology of the Internet, tells Bob that we should instead be trying to explain why we ever thought Dean's lead existed at all.

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