So I got to see Howard Dean the other night here in little ole Jackson, Mississippi. Attended a reception, thanks to Rita Royals of the Mississippi Democratic Club of Jackson (thanks also to Marianne Royals Wynn), at a private residence. He gave a little speech in the backyard and took some (pretty good) questions.
He noted that there were some places in America where being a Democrat was socially unacceptable and he wanted to change that. Expected characters were there (Wayne Dowdy, Gov. Winter, Gov. Musgrove) along with some of the money people I presume.
The big dinner, at the Clarion Hotel, was packed with ravenous Democrats! It was like a rock-n-roll show. Very encouraging for local Dems (of which I am one). The dinner sold out (I think they could have charged more than $75 a plate actually), some people were in the lobby listening and eating pizza. Gov. Winter made Howard's introduction and did just an excellent job. Huge roar from the crowd when Dean said Dems are gonna run in every state.
Anyway, you can listen about it here or read about it here.
Marshall Ramsey has a marginally funny cartoon here and the Jackson Free Press has a good interview with the man here