Nicholed and Dimed
Wisconsin political reporter John Nichols, who also writes for The Nation, saw fit to write a column that basically says that Dean's straw poll victory means nothing (via Jerome Armstrong).
Nichols, clearly, is a brilliant pundit, which is why he's been left covering Wisconsin politics (and national politics from his Madison-berth).
Now, I don't want to be harsh here, but doesn't it say something if Nichols' beloved Kucinich, who supposedly has flocks of volunteers, can only pull off a third-place finish with about 7% or 8% of the vote? Kucinich, not Dean, is the Cranston of 2004. The only difference is that Cranston was able to win a straw poll, which, at the rate Kucinich is going, is a feat the Congressman from Ohio will never replicate.