Will The Angry Man manage to attract new voters and energize his base with his passion and conviction? Or will centrists peer in confusion at their television screens and wonder, who is this little man yelling at me, and why is his face so red?
Republican strategists are worried, and are finally noticing the obvious:
"He has the biggest potential to go down in flames, but he also has a certain wild-card potential," said former Minnesota Republican representative Vin Weber.
"A slugger's chance" is what they call it in sporting circles.
But, amidst the hype, let us not fail to respect the wisdom of the classics: at some point in the campaign, we should be treated to "Dean is waxing wroth... well, tell Wroth to wax Dean for a while".