Dean’s “inevitable” defeat

I just caught a few minutes of Fox News’ coverage of Kerry’s victory in Iowa. David Yepsen of the Des Moines Register, fresh off of assuring us that Dean’s superior organization would likely see him through, is now saying, in effect, that Dean’s defeat was inevitable because Iowa never picks a hard-left candidate. Michael Barone’s take is that Dean’s campaign started to deflate when we captured Saddam. My take is that the Dems are confused right now, or at least they’re confusing me.