I think Josh Marshall is among our sharpest political analysts. I think that especially strongly when he’s saying what I want to hear. His bet is that the Democratic race comes down to Dean and Clark, and that Dean doesn’t have all the advantages.
The latest poll showing Dean getting a big bump in Iowa after the Gore endorsement makes this even more plausible. If Dean beats Gephardt soundly in Iowa, and Clark edges Kerry for second in New Hampshire — the first now likely, the second at least a reasonable bet — the race suddenly looks very interesting.