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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:11 AM
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Dean supporters decry liberal label

BY KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
Of The Post and Courier Staff
Behind their backs they're called "Deanheads."

Arty, lefty, young, and angry -- or so the stereotype goes -- they flip-flop their way around the College of Charleston handing out fliers and looking for a miracle called a Dean administration.

"Art majors and theater majors support Howard Dean," said Andrew Woods, a political science major and supporter of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, one of Dean's many rivals in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. "They dress a lot less formally. It's the hippie-style, I guess."

But Robert Glenn, co-founder of South Carolina Students for Dean, is no hippie. Born and raised in Spartanburg, Glenn describes his politics as moderate to liberal. He describes his classmates as "too apathetic," and he describes fellow Dean supporters as "Deanocrats."

"We're sick and tired of the Democratic party not giving us a message," he said, from the Dean headquarters in Manchester, N.H., where he is interning for the summer. "We need someone who can stand up on a moral ground."

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http://www.charleston.net/stories/072003/wor_20dean.sht...
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:33 AM
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1. I like it that young people
are involved in Dean's campaign. I am an older person who is starting to get energized by all of their enthusiasm. Has anyone here held one of those Dean meetups?
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:42 AM
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2. I haven't held one, but I attend the monthly MeetUp regularly--
I'm 45 years old, and there are many people older than I am at every meeting. So don't believe this stuff about young hippies dominating the campaign; it's disinformation.

The young people at our MeetUps are thoughtful and dedicated.

So get involved! I'm sure you'll find it's a great endeavor.
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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:43 AM
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3. The average age at our meetups
has been about thirty-five or forty, I would say. Any other estimates?
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:10 PM
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9. What I noticed was a lot of pissed off baby boomers.
Of course I was looking for them since I'm one, but I was surely not disappointed.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:45 AM
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4. Does this look arty, lefty, young and angry? !!
My last MeetUp:




I'm getting really tired of the disinformation. Somebody is currently working overtime against Dean.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:55 AM
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6. Personally
I know I'm an angry Leftie, I just wish I was arty and young.

:evilgrin:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:06 AM
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7. I just wish
I were young!
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:51 AM
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5. Here's another shot:



You know, the reporter could have clicked the mouse a few times and seen the Dean supporters for herself, from all over the country, if not the world.

This gets more ridiculous by the day...
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:00 PM
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11. Actually I thought the article
was very fair to Dean. I know that when I finished reading it I wanted to go to a meeting.

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:12 PM
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12. It ended up that way, yes. But the constant referral to the campaign
as a bunch of kids in Birkenstocks is one we don't need again, even if it is renounced by the end of the article. (Not that young people in Birks is a bad thing--I was one once and we have them, as well as many others, working for Dean.)
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quam Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:22 AM
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8. Stereotypes..
Just as Dean supporters are not necessarily hippies, those who identify themselves as tech-savvy are not necessarily, de facto, Dean supporters.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:51 PM
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10. I'm 57 years old and I consider myself "young, arty, left, & angry"
I may not be good at art but I sure enjoy good art. Young is relative, and I'm most definitely Left and Angry.
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