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    dkmich

    I did vote for the candidate of my choice (DEAN!) but by the time it was primary day in my state AND MANY OTHERS, my candidate had dropped out of the race.

    In matters of conscience, the Law of Majority has no place. -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by Ranting Roland on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 09:43:34 AM PDT

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    •  If Kerry and the Dems had tried to back stab Dean (1+ / 0-)
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      Ranting Roland

      in a bigger state, it wouldn't have worked; AND we might have Dean as Pres. now.   Iowa is too small and too rural and too provincial.

      ....although the future is unknown, it will not be unblogged. David D. Perlmutter

      by dkmich on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 09:49:35 AM PDT

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      •  Look, there is NO CHANCE that Dean would have (1+ / 0-)
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        ThunderHawk13

        won any state.  If you saw his campaign up close, that was evident.  The orange hats were a joke, Dean couldn't give a speech to save his life, they couldn't target their likely voters with any accuracy, and they didn't prepare their precinct captains.  Dean's loss had nothing to do with the demographics in Iowa.

        •  what the dean campaign did wrong (0+ / 0-)

          "they couldn't target their likely voters with any accuracy"

          did you see this up close & personal?

          this is not a trick question; I honestly want to know what the dean campaign did wrong in 2004, but I am seeking hard observed evidence, not mere guesses by outsiders.

    •  You're candidates campaign was in clusterfuck (1+ / 0-)
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      Shawn

      mode, which was no fault of Iowa.  Dean was still in the race when my primary was held, and I very nearly didn't vote for him because I have reservations about a person's ability to run a country when they can't run their own campaign (and keep in mind, I volunteered and donated to Dean).  The crap campaigning that happened in Iowa (mass disorganization, huge disconnect in what voters want and what Dean was handing out) would have happened in any state that went first.  

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