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  •  And there's former Governors, Howard Dean! (3+ / 0-)

    Howard Dean has been a true progressive, and if it weren't for one silly scream (which of course the media made a big deal of ) in Iowa, he could very well have beaten George Bush in 2004.

    I would much prefer Dean over Hillary but the politics isn't there to beat Hillary.

    Hickenlooper is a good Governor, but he's also a geologist, and someone needs to explain to him that ALL CONCRETE CRACKS, and when you put it in a high pressure NG well, NG is going to leak.

    I really don't think it's a good idea to be saying some faction of our great Democratic coalition now should have it's turn to have a president.  I want a president that shares the progressive values of the Democratic party and America, no matter what part of the party they come from.

    •  Dean is now a lobbyist for drug companies and... (1+ / 0-)
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      other healthcare companies.  Here is the money quote from a recent article about him:

      Since his career in politics ended, Dean has found a home in the K Street establishment he once held in such disdain. He’s a strategic adviser to McKenna, Long, and Aldridge, a major Washington lobbying firm whose clients have included health care and pharmaceutical companies. Dean has never registered as a lobbyist, as far as I know, but the distinction is largely illusory. In 2009, one CEO told the publication BioCentury that Dean was “very helpful” in their efforts to loosen federal regulations on drug development.” Another said that “Dean has been a great addition to our team.”

      It looks like he still is.

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