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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:00 AM
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8. What's refreshing about a bottom-up
campaign is that it renounces, to some degree, leadership as such (Fuhrerprinzip). So to argue that a leader doesn't dodge blame is to miss the point, since at a certain point, we're past "leadership" as a defining political principle. I, for one, have had it with leadership, leaders, team leaders, and all the other fascist nonsense parading around as "representative democracy." It is perhaps not about dodging responsibility, but about truthfully acknowledging the change in responsibility. Now, of course there is always the danger of falling into a bureaucratic compartmentalization, in which nobody lifts a finger if its outside their department, but it doesn't seem to me that Dean is doing that here.
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  -Dean in Newsweek: 'I'm Feeling Like Job' Bucky  Jan-05-04 11:46 PM   #0 
  - Bottom up campaign  party_line   Jan-05-04 11:56 PM   #1 
  - Point by point  Bucky   Jan-06-04 12:17 AM   #2 
     - What's refreshing about a bottom-up  markses   Jan-06-04 01:00 AM   #8 
        - Hear hear!!!  aneerkoinos   Jan-06-04 04:04 AM   #11 
           - You're saying leadership = fascist nonsense? That's pretty weird  Bucky   Jan-06-04 12:31 PM   #16 
  - Dean is comedy personified.  eileen_d   Jan-06-04 12:20 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, that was pretty bad  mouse7   Jan-06-04 04:36 AM   #12 
  - Just tell me that he's lost all his family and lost all his wealth...  revcarol   Jan-06-04 12:22 AM   #4 
  - Do you do nothing on DU but attack Dean now?  Caliphoto   Jan-06-04 01:26 AM   #10 
  - my, my, aren't we judgemental  JNelson6563   Jan-06-04 04:44 AM   #13 
  - In a forest of silly posts  Forkboy   Jan-06-04 04:49 AM   #15 
  - I wonder why the Headline's in quotes since that's not what Dean said  Melinda   Jan-06-04 12:32 AM   #5 
  - As per LBN rules, that's the Newsweek headline. It's an unfair paraphrase  Bucky   Jan-06-04 12:36 AM   #6 
     - No need to explain this to me. My comment was on Newsweeks usage.  Melinda   Jan-06-04 12:46 AM   #7 
     - Quotes ARE held to the same standards  mouse7   Jan-06-04 04:49 AM   #14 
  - Whoa, when did we start asking politicians if they were *saved*?  madfloridian   Jan-06-04 01:00 AM   #9 

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