] Then, in an interview with the Des Moines Register, Dean
] mentioned the Confederate flag. "I still want to be the
] candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup
] trucks," he told the Register. "We can't beat George Bush
] unless we appeal to a broad cross section of Democrats."
] That brought a new series of condemnations yesterday.
can't say i blame the other dems. they may be opportunistic in making this the top story right now, but they're not wrong. first major tick against Dean in my book. I don't care what he *meant*, because he said it in a way that charges the statement with unwelcome elements.
Dean Is Criticized Over Remark on Confederate Flag (washingtonpost.com)