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  •  He's the man (4.00)
    Its got to be Dean.  No substitutes.

    To his virtues be very kind, to his vices, very blind.

    by Descrates on Tue Jan 11, 2005 at 09:47:03 AM PST

    •  It's on (4.00)
      Now I'm particularly happy I wrote all the Colorado voting DNC members yesterday about exactly this topic.  I know two of them are fully on board, at least.

      Give 'em hell, Howard.  If we can bring the DFA energy and grassroots participation directly into the DNC, we will all win.

    •  Idiot 'cheerleader' lawyer is a Bush donor (none)
      That idiot Guy Womack who said, "Don't cheerleaders all over America form pyramids six to eight times a year. Is that torture?"

      Turns out he's on record as a Bush donor.

    •  Dean's Chances of Winning (4.00)
      Its got to be Dean.

      It may well be Dean.  According to an email update I received this afternoon, the Hotline (aka the insider's political bible) seems to think so.


      Howard "Ho-Ho" Dean is now officially a candidate for DNC chair (and apparently the first potential WH '08 candidate to withdraw from that race).

      • For some close observers of the VT doctor, this actual announcement is a mild surprise as many folks believed he wasn't going to run unless he was darn sure he was going to win. While Dean is the frontrunner (as our late Dec. poll of DNC members showed), that same poll showed he could be vulnerable to a candidate that is viewed as the consensus anti-Dean.
      • However, the various potential anti-Dean candidates have failed to consolidate support behind themselves. Of the two major potential anti-Dean candidates, ex-Reps. Martin Frost and Tim Roemer, both seem more focused on disqualifying the other, than focusing on Dean. As for the other DNC candidates (Webb, Rosenberg and Fowler) none can be called "anti"-Dean since their supporters would likely be open to Dean's message.
      • What's somewhat surprising is the lack of WH '08 candidates supporting Dean's DNC bid? Don't they all benefit by Dean getting out of the '08 race?

    Is Howard Dean now officially the 'Comeback Kid?'

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

by JekyllnHyde on Tue Jan 11, 2005 at 11:02:37 AM PST

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  •  Dean has scary ideas for some (none)

    Check this out from one of MY DD diaries and an occassional poster on this site... there is a group that want to take the party anywhere but where Dean and many of us want to go.  Not sure why, but there it is.  

    The serious consideration of Roemer and the labeling of Dean as "left" underscores my concern expressed in other threads that the fight we have is less about the Democrats or the Republicans than something that cuts across both.  When one reads the things that Dean is for, you ask, how could any Democrat oppose this? Clearly, there is a rationale from the other side that we had better get pretty informed about and aware of. Many of us I know still think and hope that the Democrats can make it under one big relatively coherent tent. I want to as well but these damned little pieces of reality keep getting in my eyes...  

  •  I agree, but, Grand Moff Texan (none)
    has writen a diary that needs read and recommended.

    don't always believe what you think...

    by claude on Tue Jan 11, 2005 at 02:59:43 PM PST

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