Howard Dean attracted considerable support from the left in his campaign for the 2004 nomination despite being a rather moderate Democrat. It looks like some on the left are finally catching on to this as the Progressive Democrats of America
have criticized his stand on Iraq:
Howard Dean recently stated regarding Iraq, "Now that we're there, we're there and we can't get out." While Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) honors and respects Governor Dean's effort to expand, empower, and energize the Democratic Party grassroots base, and further respects his engagement of small contributors and individual activists, we take strong exception to Governor Dean's statements on Iraq.
Of course those of us backing Kerry over Dean could have warned the leftists all along that Dean was not one of them.