The Dean Legacy

Ari Berman has a great piece in The Nation about Howard Dean's legacy inside the Democratic Party. He argues, among other things, that we can understand Barack Obama's success in part as due to the fact that he looked at the promise of Deanism and decided to try to build and improve upon it whereas Hillary Clinton looked at its failures and decided to try to turn her back on the whole enterprise. Noam Scheiber did a piece on some similar themes back in late January.