Big news in Deanland today - Al Gore has endorsed Howard Dean for President.
I was never a big Gore fan, but I have become much more of one since he won and subsequently ceded the election in 2000. He's really started speaking out for stuff I believe in, and seems like he's got some guts. He's no longer in the shadow of Bill Clinton (and Bill Clinton's misdeeds).
So at this point, I think pretty much everybody thinks it's sealed up. If anybody else but Dean gets it, all the air will go out of the sails of this new "progressive middle" democratic movement and Bush will certainly win. So I think it's time for the other guys to drop out. But I guess they can't do that easily and still save face. It would just be so much better in the long run, cuz Dean can focus on beating Bush and not the other Dems.