To the average voter, this writer is saying that a medical doctor, former governor of Vermont, and a presidential candidate is clinically insane.
First of all, he is not insane. He is hot-tempered, arrogant, a liar, and willing to ditch any previously held position in order to get the nomination. None of these characterists, nor all of them together, make him insane. It makes him tempermentally unsuited for the office.
Secondly, accusations such as this one sound so ridiculous to the general public that they begin to ignore anything substantive coming from our side. Please remember how the conservatives worries about Clinton's contacts with China were ignored by the public who had come to believe that everything Clinton did was being attacked by the right.
This type of diatribe is counterproductive.
I think being hot tempered, arrogant and an outright liar makes Howie Dean emotionally unstable and emotionally unstable individuals aren't fit to be elected POTUS.
This is nothing different than what is being said in every back room and party in the country, including in democrat circles. We are all looking at him and shaking our heads in wonder that he got this far. Every party needs one or two people who are not elected (thus if they go to far in what they are saying can be denounced by the party) to be able to throw out what is really being said behind closed doors, basically be the bulldogs of the party.
This does not hurt us in any way, but does let those who are willing to listen understand some real concerns being thrown around.
In a close reading of this article. I don't see where Murray is saying Dean is "clinically insane." Where did you find that?
I see where Moore writes that Murray is "alluding to possible schizophrenia," but I don't see where Murray actually makes that accusation. There's a ton of difference between being mentally unstable and being clonically insane. Don't you agree?
BTW, Murray's reference to single-mindedness is a Biblical reference, not a psychological one. (James 1:8, "A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.")
Same 'qualities' our former impeached POTUS was blessed with.