From an unexpected conservative source:
"Howard Dean has the potential to be the Democrats' version of Newt Gingrich, and if we overlook the potential impact he will have on the Democrats as a whole, we could see a Democrat Revolution in the near future, possibly as soon as 2006.
Dean made his mark on the 2004 Presidential campaign early by raising a lot of money through the use of the Internet. We're talking loose change found under Bill Gates's couch cushions money here. And more importantly, it wasn't the Bill Gates-types in the Democratic Party doing the donating. It was John and Joan Q. Public donating. Think about that for a moment. All the fundraising ability of Terry McAuliffe, but without the inability to strategize election victories."
I must admit I had a begrudging, loathing admiration for Newt myself.