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DjTj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 02:10 PM
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29. Edwards was rising fast... NH and many of the primaries after that. He shot up from single digits in the days leading up to vote in primary after primary.

I always felt like Edwards always needed one or two more days - he kept on falling just short.

Between Iowa and NH, the headlines were "Kerry Wins!" and "Dean Screams!" I think both Edwards and Clark would have gotten some boost if the Dean Scream story were allowed to die out and people got to actually hear a name besides Kerry.

Maybe Dean could have pivoted back to a campaign mesage about balanced budgets and health care, but I think the momentum was just too negative for him to recover after Iowa. Edwards and/or Clark may have been able to close the gap though, perhaps even laying the groundwork in a few later states. Maybe they would have just taken each other out though and still handed the nomination to Kerry.

...a lot of things could have happenned. Even then, I don't think everyone here was convinced it was all over.
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  -Would a different primary schedule have affected the outcome? Dookus  Jul-20-04 07:07 PM   #0 
  - I think it would have affected the outcome...  arcos   Jul-20-04 07:09 PM   #1 
  - well  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:11 PM   #2 
     - yes, but remember this year everything was unpredictable...  arcos   Jul-20-04 07:16 PM   #3 
     - well  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:19 PM   #4 
     - Kerry did plan things according to the dates or times  JI7   Jul-20-04 07:26 PM   #6 
        - correct...  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:39 PM   #10 
     - Dean announced that he was running for the Presidency  Nicholas_J   Jul-21-04 03:50 PM   #31 
     - disagree  Jim4Wes   Jul-21-04 04:06 PM   #33 
        - Clark may have ended up doing better  fujiyama   Jul-21-04 10:33 PM   #35 
  - New Hampshire  salonghorn70   Jul-20-04 07:22 PM   #5 
  - I agree...  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:29 PM   #7 
  - If the campaign hadn't started in Iowa, who knows?  mzmolly   Jul-20-04 07:33 PM   #8 
  - but it did start in Iowa...  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:38 PM   #9 
     - Well you asked the question "with a different primary schedule"  mzmolly   Jul-20-04 08:05 PM   #17 
        - ah, I see  Dookus   Jul-20-04 09:09 PM   #26 
  - well Dean was recovering before NH  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 07:42 PM   #11 
  - that's a misreading of history  Dookus   Jul-20-04 07:52 PM   #14 
  - now hold on Dookus  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 08:17 PM   #19 
  - You're right...  Dookus   Jul-20-04 08:58 PM   #24 
  - Because he lost Iowa in part.  madfloridian   Jul-20-04 08:32 PM   #21 
  - The reason Kerry  fujiyama   Jul-21-04 10:39 PM   #36 
     - yes, but Kerry's favorables were always high in New Hampshire  JI7   Jul-21-04 10:45 PM   #37 
  - Of course Dean did better in NH than Edwards  TexanForKerry   Jul-20-04 07:57 PM   #15 
  - I'm not sure how true this is  TexanForKerry   Jul-20-04 07:44 PM   #12 
  - true  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 07:49 PM   #13 
     - That wasn't really my point  TexanForKerry   Jul-20-04 07:59 PM   #16 
        - Kerry also has experience with the primary process  JI7   Jul-20-04 08:09 PM   #18 
        - well that was my point  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 08:20 PM   #20 
           - OK, I misunderstood  TexanForKerry   Jul-21-04 01:56 PM   #28 
           - I disagree  fujiyama   Jul-21-04 10:48 PM   #38 
  - Here is a chart of the dates of the primaries.  madfloridian   Jul-20-04 08:38 PM   #22 
  - I agree  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 08:48 PM   #23 
     - Florida was Dean/Clark most of the way.  madfloridian   Jul-20-04 09:03 PM   #25 
        - you make good points.  WI_DEM   Jul-20-04 09:11 PM   #27 
        - Dean did not really ever poll that well in Florida  Nicholas_J   Jul-21-04 09:58 PM   #34 
  - Edwards was rising fast...  DjTj   Jul-21-04 02:10 PM   #29 
  - It hurt Edwards the most  Yupster   Jul-21-04 02:19 PM   #30 
  - For one  Jim4Wes   Jul-21-04 03:57 PM   #32 
     - I think what hurt Clark  fujiyama   Jul-21-04 10:51 PM   #39 
        - That is obviously true  Tom Rinaldo   Jul-21-04 11:06 PM   #40 
           - yeah, it was accepted among all that Kerry's campaign was over  JI7   Jul-21-04 11:19 PM   #41 

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