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photoDespite the efforts of some of the Democratic Party brass, former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean has succeeded in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee.

Some in the Democratic Party worry that Dean is a polarizing figure at a time when the Democrats need unity, perhaps more than ever. Dean supporters assert that his grassroots organizational strength and hard-ball approach is just what the doctor ordered.

Tune in to hear reaction to Howard Dean's election as the new Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Howard Fineman, Newsweek's chief political correspondent, senior editor and deputy Washington bureau chief.;

Bob Kerrey, President pf New School University and former Democratic Senator from Nebraska.;

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of the Nation Magazine and co-editor of "Taking Back America and Taking Down The Radical Right.";

Wayne Dowdy, Chairman, Mississippi Democratic Party.

This program aired on February 14, 2005.