Click on the title for an interesting article from McQ at Q&O, about Dean's methods of winning friends and influencing people (and the success thereof).
1. Most of Dean’s supporters are young. Some are college students and many don’t have real jobs. Because of this, Howard Dean is going to have a hard time closing the fund raising gap. The ones with the money are going to be the ones that will be calling for his ouster, either directly (by publically calling for it) or indirectly (by drying up the Democratic cash reserves).
2. I know this sounds Machiavellian, but just maybe the Democratic power circle knew he would engage in this kind of activity. By putting him in as DNC Chairman anyway, it gives him the chance to hang himself, while giving the mainstream Dems a chance to look more moderate.