Following the close race between Kerry and Edwards for Wisconsin, Dean traveled back to Vermont today, Wednesday, February 18th, to announce his plans
to quit the campaign. He plans, however, to remain on the ballot, and continue the race.
"After a disappointing third-place showing in the Wisconsin primary, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean plans to suspend his presidential campaign on
Wednesday, a Dean official told CNN.
Dean will leave his name on the ballot but "the campaign, as we have known it for the past 14 months, will cease to exist," the aide said."
By deciding to remain on the ballot, Dean shows his resolve to serve himself, not the Democratic party. His shots at the presidency are nil at the
moment and, barring an amazing come back on 'Super Tuesday', will stay that way. He can now only take delegate votes away from other candidates,
such as Edwards, who might have otherwise still had a chance. It is with this that Dean's immaturity and selfishness once again show themselves.
This coming Tuesday, the 24th, will be for Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah. The following Tuesday, March 2nd, better known as 'Super Tuesday', showcases
California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, and Minnesota.
Dean will make his announcement at 1 p.m. today
Kerry Wins Wisconsin...BARELY!
[Edited on 18-2-2004 by SkepticOverlord]