Stephen Elliot, a novelist covering the primaries for the San Francisco Chronicle, says even Dean staffers are losing faith: "I bet a Dean senior Iowa staffer five bucks over/under 30 percent. She bet against her own candidate."
Elliot's justification for his sucker bet?
I was in Des Moines early yesterday, and I saw the Howard Dean Perfect Storm office, with the volunteers in their bright orange hats, their sleeping bags on the floor, one entire room filled with nothing buttrash. And I thought, "No other candidate could do anything like that."
Here's the key, Steve: Those people in the orange hats? They don't vote. Or at least they shouldn't.
Free Hat for Democracy [DeanforAmerica.com]