Nonplussed received an email from the Dean campaign last night:
It is close to midnight at the end of a long day. But I want to take a moment and say a special word of thanks before I get on the plane for New Hampshire.
If you had told us one year ago that we were going to come in third in Iowa, we would have given anything for that. Despite the attacks from all sides, they could not defeat us.
and Ed responds
Man, if that wasn’t a defeat last night then I don’t know what one is.
and he wonders if anyone can think of an equally sudden and severe shift of political fortunes.
Although I’m certainly no fan of Howard Dean, I do believe that his campaign will recover and he’ll be there ’til the bitter end, although I don’t know if that bitter end will come against a rival Dem this summer or against Mr. Bush in November.