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    Bush 48%, Kerry 51%: "John Kerry's campaign revolutionized the use of the Internet as a fundraising source. While the Bush team wasted its Internet newsletters on Karl Rove's doomed attempts to 'get out the base,' Kerry was collecting more money than any Democratic candidate in history. In the end, Kerry's team triumped by learning from the successes of Howard Dean's early Internet fundraising. Dispirited Republicans will need to emulate their strategy in order to compete in 2008."

    Bush 51%, Kerry 48%: "We should have gotten out the base by selecting a hard-left candidate. All that Internet fundraising was a mistake. But history has spoken: we Democrats have got to become the party of white suburban evangelical Christians. We shall accomplish this by nominating a hard-left candidate next time, slacking off on the fundraising, and... um... outlawing abortion?"

    When Democrats start wringing their hands over raising TOO MUCH money on the Internet, it should be obvious to everyone that we're just abusing ourselves in our grief. Just because Bush beat Kerry by 3%, that doesn't make all of Karl Rove's antics brilliant, and it doesn't make all of our efforts stupid and wasted. We ran a great campaign. Kerry drew the second-highest vote total of any candidate in American history. Youth turnout increased and swung sharply Democratic. The vote was mostly clean and mostly undisputed. So, hey, let's stop being such appalling jelly-spined whiners, huh? According to polling data, "appalling jelly-spined whiners" are unpopular with most Americans.

    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. - Anaïs Nin

    by Valentine on Mon Nov 08, 2004 at 11:51:51 AM PST

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