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Dean folds. I thought these guys were better than this. I am not encouraged by the notion that this isn't "a real issue." People vote for all kinds of reasons. I don't expect to speak for anyone else, but it's very hard for me to muster any enthusiasm for a party that endorses broad societal bullying. More than that it's very hard for me to endorse a party that will say to the American people, "Don't think too much." 


The past year has really exposed Howard Dean.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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