After the internet candidate boom comes the internet candidate bust: Gothamist notes that between the management shuffling and asking employees to skip their next paycheck, the Dean campaign "smells a little too much like some of the start-ups we worked at." Salon wonders if Dean is really "nothing more than a pet food-selling sock puppet." Our favorite analogy so far: Dean as the "Kozmo.com" candidate -- a great idea, lots of loyal fans, but ultimately unworkable. And where the hell was Mrs. Kozmo, anyway?
UPDATE: It's such a cliche that collecting examples of the metaphor is cliche! Who knew? [WP]
This Is So Dot-Com [Gothamist]
Howard Dean's fatal system error [Salon]
Howard Dean Is (Was) a Bubble IPO [Infothought]
Howard Dean, Kozmo Kandidate [Electablog]