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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 12:18 AM
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18. Power is in keeping progressive issues on the front burner
By not supporting a candidate who is actually running for President, you're deciding that the entire thing is just a horse race, and that Dean can play kingmaker at a brokered convention.

The alternative is to support a progressive who is still in the race, and who can keep the issues that matter in front of the voters, and cause the other candidates to continue to have to talk about them in debates.

You can choose to sit on your hands and stifle your voices until the Convention, but I think the more practical course is to support the candidate who is still in the race.

The benefit is that you can fight for a brokered convention, and still keep the issues worth fighting for in front of the people for whom those issues matter from now through the Convention.

Dan Brown
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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