- Dean: Hillary Clinton's 50-state strategy reflects determination to reach out to all voters
- Thinking across traditional geographical and partisan lines will define 2016 race, he says
Howard Dean is a former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He is supporting Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Most presidential campaigns follow the same playbook. Candidates parse the map into red states, blue states and so-called "swing states"—and they focus their time and resources exclusively on that third category.