From the e-mail Dean sent to his supporters:
We will get a boost this weekend in Washington, Michigan and Maine, but our true test will be the Wisconsin primary. A win there will carry us to the big states of March 2 - and narrow the field to two candidates. Anything less will put us out of this race.
From today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Dodging the question
In an interview at the Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee Airport Hotel, he refused to offer any clarification on what appeared to be contradictory statements from him and his campaign about whether a loss in Wisconsin would mean he'd end his presidential bid.
"All I can say is I stand by the e-mail, and I intend to win Wisconsin," Dean said. "That's all I'm going to say. I can repeat it 500 times if you like."
At a Milwaukee news conference, Dean said: "I'm kind of avoiding answering the question." ...
Dear Howard: Think twice, post once. It's good advice I'm giving you!