Concern trolls unite! The New York Times has the Rosetta Stone of concern troll articles for you today, describing a few nervous nellies who wish to make it known in the press that they want Governor Dean to do... something. Most notable is Clinton-supporter Donald Fowler, whose son Donnie Fowler lost the chairmanship race to Gov. Dean.
A lot of these people wish for the days of Ron Brown and Terry McAuliffe, where the party chairmanship was essentially an outgrowth of the Clinton family. Which, as noted time and again, was a good arrangement for the Clintons but pretty much the suck for Democratic candidates, right up until John Kerry.
Howard Dean's job is to keep the party running at a steady clip while making the Democrats a truly national party again. That's what he's doing.