The far left always hungers for a candidate they think will tell it like it is. Hell, we all do. Howard Dean was just such a character. He was pretty much the first to come out in early 2003 and denounce the war and our foreign policy stance post 9/11. And with the help of Joe Trippi’s social-networking magic, the message caught on big time and rocketed Dean to the front.

And maybe that “hunger” is why the blogosphere and beyond is abuzz over these clips from Thursday’s South Carolina debate.

Personally, I don’t think he’s got a chance. I think he comes off as a little too loose, and not very presidential.

What do you think?

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