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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 05:30 PM
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54. Howard Dean Supporters That Refuse To Hold Him Accountable
Edited on Wed Jan-21-04 05:34 PM by cryingshame
are pretty much his biggest problem.

A lot of Dean's money was raised by his supporters sending money everytime he screwed something up.

This is like rewarding a child for repeated, inappropriate behavior.

Howard Dean and his campaign have made numberous blunders. His speech was the last straw and largely a result of his supporters blaming everyone else for Dean's past mistakes or their pretending his mistakes didn't happen.

That speech was completely inappropriate behavior.

Dean may have helped forge new ways of raising money on the internet but he cannot expect to forge new attitudes in voters minds about First Ladies making at least a TOKEN show of support in public AND how a Concession Speech should sound.

If Dean keeps spending money with sinking polls he will look like even more of a fool then he did during his "I Have A Scream Speech".

If Dean really cared about the Democrats and this Country he would get out of the race NOW and not prolong the agony.

At some point you have to realise that your "Little Johnnie" will never be a Major League Baseball player and be strong enough to break the news to him. Sometimes you have to be honest even if it is painful or unpleasant. Parents that love their children hold their children accountable- that is the only way they will learn.
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  -Can Gov. Dean simply force the other campaigns into bankruptcy? Padraig18  Jan-21-04 04:29 PM   #0 
  - No, But He Needs to Shoot the Moon NOW, in New Hampshire  ribofunk   Jan-21-04 04:33 PM   #1 
  - Is that really...  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:34 PM   #2 
  - That's not the question. n/t  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:35 PM   #5 
  - I'm asking though  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:35 PM   #6 
     - I'm not answering, though.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:36 PM   #8 
        - Then i'll be forced to take your implied yes...  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:40 PM   #17 
           - Read it however.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:43 PM   #21 
              - how is that hijacking the thread?  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:47 PM   #26 
                 - By positing a new question, instead of addressing the one 1st posited.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:50 PM   #29 
                    - Your orginal topic has been addressed  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:55 PM   #34 
                       - After the Gore-ing he's taken...  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:56 PM   #36 
                          - Hey if thats the way you want to win...  ColdnGrey   Jan-21-04 04:58 PM   #39 
                          - Howard Dean Supporters That Refuse To Hold Him Accountable  cryingshame   Jan-21-04 05:30 PM   #54 
                             - Thank you for contributing.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 05:39 PM   #55 
  - if kerry can raise 400,000 in two days  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-21-04 04:39 PM   # 
  - A quarter of a million in THREE DAYS? LOL  TacoUnderpants   Jan-21-04 04:47 PM   #27 
  - i corrected the figures  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-21-04 05:17 PM   #48 
     - So what?  ryharrin   Jan-21-04 06:07 PM   #56 
  - $500,000 in 36 hours, online  sandnsea   Jan-21-04 07:27 PM   #64 
  - It would beat voting for a republican war.  bandera   Jan-21-04 04:41 PM   #18 
     - Dean  LibertyChick   Jan-21-04 04:57 PM   #37 
        - Kerry did vote FOR bush's war. Not answering some hypothetical question.  bandera   Jan-21-04 05:09 PM   #46 
        - Kerry has no political spine, regardless of his military service  creativelcro   Jan-21-04 05:23 PM   #52 
        - Biden-Lugar didn't pass.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 05:17 PM   #49 
  - I wouldn't think so.  jmaier   Jan-21-04 04:34 PM   #3 
  - That would be great  JVS   Jan-21-04 04:34 PM   #4 
  - sounds lie you've watched too much "High Stakes Poker" on ESPN  bransonfu   Jan-21-04 04:36 PM   #7 
  - I'm not deluded; it's a hypothetical question. n/t  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:37 PM   #10 
     - hypothetical questions...  Democrats unite   Jan-21-04 04:45 PM   #23 
        - That's fine.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:46 PM   #24 
  - He probably could, but it would be too ugly. n/t  Mflorence   Jan-21-04 04:37 PM   #9 
  - not sure it can happen  maddezmom   Jan-21-04 04:37 PM   #11 
  - Seems doubtful  pscot   Jan-21-04 04:38 PM   #12 
  - That's why I exempted him.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:39 PM   #13 
     - So much for Evelyn Wood  pscot   Jan-21-04 05:16 PM   #47 
        - 's OK.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 06:09 PM   #58 
  - Sounds OK to me. Beat the DLC at their own game.  bandera   Jan-21-04 04:40 PM   #14 
  - Do the math. Say he spent 25 mil for 18% of the vote in NH  AP   Jan-21-04 04:40 PM   #15 
  - $25 million? HUH?  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:44 PM   #22 
     - "say" = hypothesizing. How much money has he spent so far in the  AP   Jan-21-04 04:49 PM   #28 
        - OK.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:52 PM   #31 
  - I hope that isn't a sound strategy  POed_Ex_Repub   Jan-21-04 04:40 PM   #16 
  - $2.5 - $3.0 million didn't buy him much in Iowa, so I don't think so.  boxster   Jan-21-04 04:41 PM   #19 
  - More than that-- more like $7 million  no name no slogan   Jan-21-04 05:20 PM   #50 
     - Or more...  bicentennial_baby   Jan-21-04 06:42 PM   #61 
  - No matter how much he spends, it won't matter if he can't win.  Feanorcurufinwe   Jan-21-04 04:42 PM   #20 
  - Dean has already demonstrated that he needs  BillyBunter   Jan-21-04 04:47 PM   #25 
  - It sounds desperate  devrc243   Jan-21-04 04:51 PM   #30 
  - In Short, Yes  rbrussell   Jan-21-04 04:53 PM   #32 
  - question  TexasPatriot   Jan-21-04 04:55 PM   #33 
  - No idea.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:58 PM   #38 
     - lets pick a number  TexasPatriot   Jan-21-04 06:58 PM   #62 
  - How the hell can he do that?  robcon   Jan-21-04 04:55 PM   #35 
  - Bankruptcy:  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 04:59 PM   #40 
  - Which underscores the fallacious reasoning behind the original question.  BillyBunter   Jan-21-04 05:00 PM   #42 
  - Unlikely  andym   Jan-21-04 05:00 PM   #41 
  - In a word NO  windansea   Jan-21-04 05:01 PM   #43 
  - Nope.  Adjoran   Jan-21-04 05:03 PM   #44 
  - I agree.  Padraig18   Jan-21-04 05:07 PM   #45 
  - What a horrible way to win.  leyton   Jan-21-04 05:22 PM   #51 
  - Worth mentioning, but unlikely  Polemonium   Jan-21-04 05:29 PM   #53 
  - There's only one campaign Dean can push into bankruptcy  sangha   Jan-21-04 06:09 PM   #57 
  - Theoretically, yes.  Cuban_Liberal   Jan-21-04 06:15 PM   #59 
     - It would be a Pyrrhic victory  Logansquare   Jan-21-04 06:37 PM   #60 
        - The Other Candidates (Except Kerry)...  rbrussell   Jan-21-04 07:05 PM   #63 

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