Lost in all the hoopla surrounding America's rejection of most things republican, is the unquestionable fact that Howard Dean and his 50 state strategy is responsible in large part. Having good candidates ready and local organizations in place was essential to the Democratic takeover. Dean was roundly criticized for spending too much money early in the campaign cycle, but he was right.
Here is another voice thinking the same way:
Howard Dean appeared on the most significant and most fact based news show of our time last night. His appearance will be rerun today at 2 pm for those of you who get the Comedy Channel. That would be the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.