Primary Cluster for the Democrats
Dean and the DNC originally punished Michigan and Florida for moving their primaries up by stripping them of all of their delegates. In contrast, the Republicans stripped only half of the delegates. This was a much smarter decision, because it served it's purpose as a punishment, but both states still saw the Republican candidates campaign for votes in the states. On the other side of the ticket, the Democrats didn't bother to campaign in those states, which likely left a bitter taste in the mouths of many democrats.
Now Dean is trying to figure out a way to redo the primaries in these two states. The result of this decision, in light of an incredibly close democratic primary, will be to make these states even more important than they would have been! Talk about backfire. What's worse for the Dem's, is that by changing the rules, there is the very real possibility that the decisive results in these two "punished" states might upset voters in other states.
Way to go Dean.