This is the best statement of the current position of the democratic party that I have recently read. Getting Howard Dean as the head of the party is the best first step that the party could have taken. Dean has already proven that he is able and willing to think outside the box and try new things to energize the party which is exactly what they need. It didn’t hurt that the new minority leader in the Senate is a very moderate politician. That should help to remove the extreme image that the party often has to fight in the media.