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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-02-03 01:23 PM
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54. I actually think it may have started out that way
Back when Dean was a blip in the polls but obviously had some grassroots going for him, the Repubs may have pegged him as their favorite/easiest to beat. An anti-war ultra-liberal? A dream come true! After all, popular opinion back then was just starting to shift against the war, but Bush was still confident that we would win the hearts and minds and be the Great Liberators. (Remember when Rummy was suggesting that we were just getting "our hair mussed" in Iraq?)

Kerry was the presumed frontrunner at the time, and I imagine their long time hatred of John Kerry -- the whole "regime change" comment aside, he's been a thorn in their side for years -- would motivate them to prop someone else up.

I don't think they counted on Dean's huge groundswell, his support from inside and outside of the party, from new voters, young voters, old voters, liberal and moderate voters, fiscal conservatives, independents, minorities, southerners, even some Repubs who have tired of Bush.

I think their laughter has turned quite nervous when it comes to Howard Dean.

Not the first time that these jokers have miscalculated.

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