Dean: Dems Can't Do Entitlements

Howard Dean let a big admission slip in an interview yesterday, suggesting that Democrats can't afford to do what's right on entitlement reform without facing attack from the extreme wing of their party.

Now there are some things you can't put into the pot. If Medicare eligibility goes up to 67 percent, you're going to see people running against democrats in primaries.

Dean then went back to Obama talking points, blaming the people who put balancing the budget on the agenda for the credit ranking drop.

...I think this is a tea party problem, I think they are totally unreasonable, and doctrinaire and not founded in reality, I think they've been smoking some of that tea and not just drinking it...