Dean: I might have to step in to prevent a brokered convention

He might be wrong, if Hillary keeps having to tap into Bill’s cash, which in turn seems to come from eenteresting sources, to keep her staff from having to work another month without pay. A couple months of that and Obama can hire them all away at bargain prices, leaving Hillary a candidate without a campaign.

But if it keeps going and stays tight, maybe Hillary finds some money in an old Hsu or something, Howard Dean might scream in to save the day.

“The idea that we can afford to have a big fight at the convention and then win the race in the next eight weeks, I think, is not a good scenario,” he said.

If there is no nominee selected by his predicted mid-spring date, or by Puerto Rico’s June vote – the last presidential primary on the Democratic calendar – Dean said the party would likely bring both sides together to work out a deal.

“Because I don’t think we can afford to have a brokered convention,” he said. “That would not be good news for either party.”

Wrong, Dean-O! A brokered Democrat convention would benefit the Republican party quite a bit.