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  •  and his endorsement of dean did what? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    what would joe rauh do?

    by nbutter on Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 06:42:38 PM PDT

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    •  Boosted Dean in the polls (1+ / 0-)
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      Go check.

      Dec. 13, 2003 - Former Vice President Al Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean appears to have hurtled the former Vermont governor into a comfortable lead ahead of the other Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll.

      Newsweek Poll: Dean Rising
      Gore’s endorsement and alarm over Iraq give the Democratic candidate a boost

      Dean's rise over the past month is apparently not only the result of Al Gore's endorsement -- though the former VP’s nod has helped. One in five Democratic primary voters says they are more likely to back Dean for the nomination as a result of the endorsement, though the vast majority says Gore's support makes no difference to them.

      Gore’s endorsement had a similar effect on Democratic voters’ general feelings about Dean; most voters said it made no difference, but where the endorsement did have an impact, it was positive.

      The endorsement from former Vice President Al Gore apparently helped, with 20 percent of those surveyed -- including 15 percent of undecided voters -- saying they are more likely to vote for Dean as a result.

      Dean's advatange evaporated weeks after Gore endorsed him for reasons which had nothing to do with Gore:

      • Saddam was captured and Dean said the obvious which insulted a bunch of people at the time that we were not safer just because Saddam was behind bars
      • a tape where Dean dismissed the Iowa causus surfaced
      • Kerry came up with his little "I'm the new hero on the block" ad which managed to fool a bunch of stupid voters that this will help in the general election (i.e. that he was more electable than Dean because he was a Vietnam hero). We know how that worked

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