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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:29 AM
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Sources: Dean to Announce Bid for DNC Chair
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 05:30 AM by malmapus
http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/01/11/dean.dnc/inde...

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, whose high-flying presidential campaign crashed a year ago in the political chill of Iowa, is expected to announce Tuesday that he will run for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, sources close to Dean told CNN.

The announcement is expected at around 1 p.m. Tuesday, the sources said. Dean is expected to inform DNC members of his decision first, before it is posted on his blog and sent out to supporters via e-mail, the sources said.

A bid by Dean has been expected, as he has been campaigning for the post for the past two months.

Dean has said that he would not use the DNC chairmanship as a stepping stone for another presidential run in 2008.

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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:31 AM
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1. And the plot thickens...
We need some fighters, for @#$^% sure.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:43 AM
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2. Dean is the only logical choice...
Despite playing repug-lite for the last 4+ years (thanks to DLC), we've been annihilated at the polls repeatedly.

Time to get angry... and LOUD!!! :thumbsup:
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:52 AM
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3. Go Dean Go
:)

Poor DNC,,,, I have a feeling, just a feeling,,,, that the emails and calls and letters to the DNC are going to be flooding in.

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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:00 AM
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4. Now, we'll see what the DNC is made of.
Does this entity want to win? Or is it afraid that it might anger the Republican Party if it doesn't play nice?

Why do I expect that the DNC will opt for more of the same?

:freak:
dbt
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:01 AM
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5. Great news!
Time to get those anonymous corporate goons out of there.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:24 AM
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6. YeeeeHaaaawwww !
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:28 PM
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38. Yes, this deserves a DEAN SCREAM!
Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

WOO HOO!!!

YOU GO, DR. DEAN!!!
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:32 AM
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7. Oh, but he's so "angry"....
And if YOU aren't angry, then you haven't been paying attention...

Whore Media will be trucking out that "YeeeHAW" clip until they wear out the tape in the near future, you can count on it.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:50 AM
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8. No one
Deserves it more than Dean does! I hope he gets it.
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AussieDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:54 AM
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9. If he runs the DNC with the same passion
as he put into his Dem nomination run, look out !!!

Hopefully he'll sweep out a lot of the twits who are too afraid to fight the Repugs.
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renaissanceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:05 PM
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35. Hell yeah.
He has the passion we need for this Party. I wouldn't accept any of the other candidates.

http://www.cafepress.com/liberalissues.15841622
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Kevin Spidel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 AM
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10. Just of the phone with Tom Hughes (DFA)
I was putting Conyers in touch with Dean. Conyers appears ready to endorse this effort. Hughes said they put a call in for later today to talk with members of congress about this bid. It appears DFA has already been working on this. We sould have a release out soon, but until then: http://pdamerica.org/articles/news/dean_DNC.php
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kcora Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:49 AM
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25. thanks for the infor
Since you seem to know the people, is it out of line for me to ask about the process? How does this change get voted in? I guess, what can I do to support it, is really what I'm asking.
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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:48 PM
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31. the vote is in February...
the chair and other positions are voted in by the DNC governing body.


from the DNC FAQ...


What's the difference between a Party member and Governing Body member of the DNC?
Anyone who is registered to vote as a Democrat is a member of the Party. Anyone who contributes money to the Democratic Party is also considered a member of the Party. The DNC's governing body, however, is made up of approximately 400 elected and appointed members of the Democratic National Committee. The Governing body elects the officers of the National Committee: the Chairmen, five Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, and National Finance Chair.

Here's the list if you want to write to them...

http://www.ndnblog.org/archives/DNCRoster041108.pdf
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:25 AM
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11. He's the perfect guy for it
Time for some transparency in that job. And we ain't been getting it. Terry Mac sort of redefined the term "beltway insider." I doubt he'd seen one of the real states in over a year.
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Krupskaya Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 AM
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12. I'm not crazy about him, but...
...the position is perfect for him. A figurehead and lightning rod who shouldn't give a shit about what people think about him. Someone angry and almost a cartoon who can draw fire while the rest of us get stuff done. I think he'd do a good job.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:50 AM
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17. Dr. Seuss -- Put Me In The Zoo -- DNC is perfect for Dean
reminds me of that childrens' story.

he made such an honest and heartfelt run for the presidency...
but where he REALLY needs to be is in the DNC.
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 AM
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13. Thank God
We need Dean to help us rediscover what it means to be a Democrat.

No more GOP lite, please.

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Krupskaya Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:16 AM
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15. Democrat lite better than GOP lite?
That's how Dean seems to me.

And yeah, I know that this discussion's been done to death here. :)
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:03 AM
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19. Yep it is
and yes that discussion has been done to death.

Suffice it to say, that only by running towards a Dean can we eventually walk to a Kucinich.

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Krupskaya Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:10 AM
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20. I see you and I think the same way for the same reason.
Some people think we should run to Dean and stay there. I think that's misguided, and was trying to get a rise out of you to see where you stand.
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:22 AM
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22. Sorry
I don't "get risen" around here too often anymore. :D

Having been here since Feb of 2001, I have seen too many people burn out because their passion overwhelms them. I find reasoned discussion usually works better.

Of course, I have been known to get a little passionate at times. ;)
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wabeewoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:14 AM
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14. Now we'll see whether the DNC
is part of the problem or part of the solution. If they don't go with Dean, IMHO they have an agenda to maintain status quo and are way too tied into the 'system'. I'm hoping they make the right choice or we will need to find another way to take back the party of the people.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 AM
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16. Yes, Yes, Yes. Put some balls back in the DNC. And integrity.
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:57 AM
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18. Who picks the chairmanship?
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:17 PM
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33. You can find those who will be voting in your state HERE:
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:10 AM
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21. Would Dean change the DNC or will the DNC change Dean? nt
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thedailyshow Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:30 AM
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23. hopefully he'll get it
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:31 AM
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24. GOOD. The democrats need an enema.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:13 PM
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42. LOL
great analogy
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:51 AM
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26. I think if he is supported as DNC chair and is allowed to
make the good populist, grassroots changes he wants to make, he would be better utilized this way than running in 2008, though I do hope he DOES run again someday. He is too good to waste.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:15 PM
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27. I concur 100% if he brings even a bit of that passion to the DNC
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:16 PM by frictionlessO
we will start winning elections again. Why? Because Dean will see that all Dems are passionate about election reform, and fraud investigations.

If Conyers backs him, Ill be his bodyguard, toilet cleaner, food taster....anything to protect him!

I loved and still love the "YeeeeeAaaarrrgghh"! It motivated me! dammit!

edit: "D"
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:24 PM
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28. Wonderful news!


Go Dean Go!

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:40 PM
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29. Give 'em hell Howard!!!!!
:kick:
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:41 PM
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30. This is the best news in well over a year for us.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:42 PM by lies and propaganda
Howard Dean will do more for this party in four years than we can even imagine.
We will once again be a party with balls
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:02 PM
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32. I think DNC chair is more important than president right now.
We need a sea change in thinking in this party and Dean is the one to do it. IMHO this proves that he is willing to walk the walk and do what's best for the party at the expense of his own desires. If he gets the DNC chair he won't run for president, but he will be instrumental in guiding the kind of candidates are given exposure, much like T.M. did for Kerry.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:01 PM
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34. Sweet!!
Dr. Dean has the cure for what ails this party!
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aintitfunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:05 PM
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36. I have already written the letters to my State
DNC members in ssupport of Dean's candidacy for DNC Chair. They are addressed and waiting for tommorrow's mail
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:08 PM
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37. Yay!! The email just showed up from him n/t
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:29 PM
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39. Yes! I just got my letter from Dr. Dean! We're on the march! Bravo! n/t
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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:29 PM
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40. Just got the email...he's running!
Dear XXXX,

As I have traveled across our country, I have talked to thousands of people who are working for change in their own communities about the power of politics to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Every group I have spoken to, I encouraged them to stand up for what they believe and to get involved in the electoral process -- because the only sure way to make difference is to step up and run for office yourself.

Today, I'm announcing my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.

The Democratic Party needs a vibrant, forward-thinking, long-term presence in every single state and we must be willing to contest every race at every level. We will only win when we show up and fight for the issues important to all of us.

Another integral part of our strategy must be cultivating the party's grassroots. Our long term success depends on all of us taking an active role in our party and in the political process, by volunteering, going door to door and taking the Democratic message into every community, and by organizing at the local level. After all, new ideas and new leaders don't come from consultants; they come from communities.

As important as organization is, it alone can no longer win us elections. Offering a new choice means making Democrats the party of reform -- reforming America's financial situation, reforming our electoral process, reforming health care, reforming education and putting morality back in our foreign policy. The Democratic Party will not win elections or build a lasting majority solely by changing its rhetoric, nor will we win by adopting the other side's positions. We must say what we mean -- and mean real change when we say it.

But most of all, together, we have to rebuild the American community. We will never succeed by treating our nation as a collection of separate regions or separate groups. There are no red states or blues states, only American states. And we must talk to the people in all of these states as members of one community.

That word -- 'values' -- has lately become a codeword for appeasement of the right-wing fringe. But when political calculations make us soften our opposition to bigotry, or sign on to policies that add to the burden of ordinary Americans, we have abandoned our true values.

We cannot let that happen. And we cannot just mouth the words. Our party must speak plainly and our agenda must clearly reflect the socially progressive, fiscally responsible values that bring our party -- and the vast majority of Americans -- together.

All of this will require both national perspective and local experience. I know what it's like to lead hands-on at the state level and I know what it's like to run for national office.

With your help, this past election season, Democracy for America, already started creating the kind of organization the Democratic Party can be. This past election cycle, we endorsed over 100 candidates at all levels of government -- from school board to U.S. Senate. We contributed almost a million dollars to nearly 750 candidates around the country and raised millions of dollars for many more candidates.

Together, we helped elect a Democratic governor in Montana, a Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah and an African American woman to the bench in Alabama. Fifteen of the candidates we endorsed had never run for office before -- and won.

I also have experience building and managing a local party organization. My career started as Democratic Party chair in Chittenden County, Vermont. I then ran successful campaigns: for state legislature, lieutenant governor and then governor. In my 11-year tenure as governor, I balanced the state's budget every year.

I served as chair of both the National Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors' Association (DGA). And as chair of the DGA, I helped recruit nearly 20 governors that won -- even in states like Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi.

All of these experiences have only reaffirmed what I know to be true. There is only one party that speaks to the hopes and dreams of all Americans. It is the party you have already given so much to. It is the Democratic Party.

We can win elections only by standing up for what we believe.

Thank you and I look forward to listening to your concerns in the weeks ahead.

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.

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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 PM
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41. Finally, somebody with a spine!

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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:14 PM
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43. Dean to Announce Bid for DNC Chair
:bounce:
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