I don't give a rat's A$$ what howard dean does. I'm just saying it would do republicans good to shed the notion that they are in any way associated or support the kook element. I'd hate to see their numbers go below the ~20% they're at right now, of Americans who admit they're republican. We need at least two parties, preferably three.
Ducknwork: do you deny that Rush and Beck have a widely heard voice that is influential withing the republican party?? When the RNC chairman has to apologize to him, I'd say he holds some form of leadership ability. Again, I personally don't care WHAT any of them say, do, or don't do. Let them keep doing what they're doing, and they'll end up in the same position in 2010 and 2012. Right now, they're so focused on preventing health care reform, I doubt they have time for this.