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  •  Here's the thing about Dean (4.00)
    His campaign PAID ATTENTION to what the bloggers, silly as some of them were, said. When common and correct themes emerged they corrected their course.

    This ATTENTION translated into a whole lotta money and a whole lotta GOTV and everything that retail politics wants to have happen.

    I don't need the Kerry campaign to post here, I just want them to have someone with a mind read here and see it show up in action taken by the campaign.  Christ, they don't need to hire friggin' focus groups - we ARE one.

    If you read here on a regular basis you know who's got their political smarts hat on. If a common theme emerges from a blog that gets hundreds of thousands of hits a day isn't that better than the conventional wisdom the glut of consultants is regurgitating to the campaign?

    •  No they didn't! (4.00)
      I'm sorry, I really don't think they did listen.  How many times did the folks on BFA say.. The ADS SUCK!  Do something about the crappy ads!

      And how many times did people say.. stop talking about the Iraq vote!  And quit going so negative on Gephardt!  I read it, I remember.

      We've got the American Jesus, he helped build the president's estate.

      by daria g on Tue Sep 14, 2004 at 12:57:22 PM PDT

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      •  asdf (none)
        I'm sorry, I really don't think they did listen.

        Listening and communication does not equal agreement. That's an unrealistic expectation and it's a bit unfair to pick three things that folks were in disagreement with the campaign about and conclude that they didn't communicate or listen. The Dean campaign was the most responsive presidential campaign in my lifetime.  

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

        by colleen on Tue Sep 14, 2004 at 02:42:54 PM PDT

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        •  Dean did a wonderful job -- (none)
          which is why Kerry won.
          •  So, is it your (none)
            opinion that Dean lost the primaries because his campaign communicated with the electorate?

            Or are you just indulging yourself and not saying much of anything at all. I fail to see how what you wrote is an any way a response to what I wrote.

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

            by colleen on Tue Sep 14, 2004 at 08:50:29 PM PDT

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