Always a master of political timing, Howard Dean hopes to change the topic today from being taken to task last night in Boston (it's never good to be compared to Stonewall Jackson) to his potentially historic decision to abandon campaign spending caps.
DEAN: We're not going to win in this country, and even worse, Democrats, if we don't have a big tent. And I'm going to tell you right now, Reverend, you're right. I am not a bigot. And Jesse Jackson Jr. endorsed me and has stood up for what I said.
SHARPTON: [That] sounds more like Stonewall Jackson than Jesse Jackson...
Dean struggles to rebound today after fielding criticisms in last night's debate about his controversial Confederate flag comment.
I regret the pain that I have caused, but I will tell you there is no easy way to do this and there will be pain as we discuss it and we must face this together hand in hand as Dr. (Martin Luther) King and Abraham Lincoln asked us to do.
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