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    McCain-Feingold changed nothing for Dean

    that Dean would have had to turn to that kind of fund raising no matter what.  Point taken.

    But, Mc-Cain-Feingold is what made it necessary for the Dem. Party establishment to pay attention, and that is where the opportunity/potential for change exists, not unfortunately in the success or failure of a "candidate for change" as much as we all like the melody of that particular folk song.  

    "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 11:30:48 PM PST

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    •  Yes McCain-Feingold made... (none)
      the party establishment pay attention, no doubt.

      But even WITHOUT McCain-Feingold the 40+ Million raised by Dean would have captured just as much attention as it has. Why?

      1. 40+ Million is a lot of money
      2. Dean exposed a new source of Signifigant contributions and dicovery of a new gold mine is always more interesting than new methods of tapping the same old sources.

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