Howard Kurtz on the internal politics of the Dean campaign. Technology can't fix some things. It's time to spike forever the idea that the Internet caused Dean's demise -- beyond allowing his campaign to grow so quickly to the point that internal tensions, message problems, and the candidate himself led it to implode.
UPDATE: Howard Dean says, "The quotes attributed to me by others in Howard Kurtz's gossipy rendition of the divisions in the Dean for America campaign are entirely false, as is the description of my reaction after losing the Iowa caucuses, before the famous speech." (Thanks to the indefatigable Dave Winer for the pointer.) The general facts of Kurtz's story, though, still jibe with things I've heard from Trippi, and Matt Gross says "it is an accurate portrayal of the internal tensions within the campaign."