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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 08:23 AM
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Come Back to the Five and Dime Howard Dean, Howard Dean
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Howard Dean is the new head of the Democratic National Committee and the Right Wing is literally salivating at the thought of a liberal, northeastern Governor at the partys helm. They are beside themselves at the turn of events, which they perceive as the final nail being driven in the Democratic coffin.

But Howard Dean understands something Republicans dont. No matter how hard the Republicans try to frame it, the issues dividing America are not built on the tensions that exist between Liberal and Conservative ideologies; they are instead based on the economic and privilege gap between the haves and the have-nots.

Republicans fail to understand is what Howard Dean is bringing to the Democratic table. While the Republicans are going to corporate boards and country clubs hitting up members for five-figure donations, Dean will be going to convenience stores and taverns and five-and-dimes getting single and double-figure donations.

Republicans will be reminding their base about the profits and benefits theyve enjoyed during the last four years of Republican rule. Howard Dean will be reminding the Democratic base of the jobs and benefits they havent enjoyed during the same four years.

The irony of this whole affair is that Republicans paint northeast liberal governors as elitists when, in fact, it is they who appeal to those of wealth and privilege. Howard Dean will prove to be a populist.

And in a battle between populists and elitists, its the populists who have historically stormed (and taken) the castle.
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