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  •  This is Kinda Like... (none)
    ...those arguments about whether God created man or man created God.  

    Now one could also argue that the intense longing that many people had for someone to stand firm against the Repubs and state unequivocally that Bush was starting an unjust war was what elevated Howard Dean into a God-like object of adoration, and now that his campaign has stopped a small cadre of his most zealous followers are seeking retribution against those they are convinced martyred their leader and defile his memory.  

    Of course, if one argued that here, one's post might disappear into hidden comments rather quickly.

    •  Jokes aside (none)
      I think you are right about the intense longing in the Democratic base for a candidate to stand up and not parse words.  Dean recognized and responded to that, and that is the most important of things he deserves credit for.

      "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." -- Martin Vanbee

      by a gilas girl on Sat Feb 21, 2004 at 08:21:05 PM PST

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      •  bingo! (none)
        I think you are right about the intense longing in the Democratic base for a candidate to stand up and not parse words.  Dean recognized and responded to that, and that is the most important of things he deserves credit for.

        and this quality, btw, is what any candidade must have to duplicate Dean's online online prganizing and fundraising.

        Intense longing isn't the half of it. We would do just about anything for a candidate who is able and willing to tell the truth and not parse words. That's why all this nonsense of 'cult of personality', hero worship and so on so misses the mark. We just want someone who is able and willing to speak out and tell the truth. We want that sort of integrity in our elected leaders. All this lying and spinning and parsing is just toxic.

        "...the definition of a gaffe in Washington is somebody who tells the truth but shouldn't have." Howard Dean

        by colleen on Sun Feb 22, 2004 at 01:55:59 AM PST

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