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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:26 PM
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A Progressive Case for Howard Dean
A very good essay by Nico Pitney of AlterNet,who is also a student activist.It is long but very good read. This is not a fawning essay--Pitney doesn't hestitate to point out Dean's weaknesses among progressives, but it is a balanced piece and one which the author makes a strong case for progressives to support Dean.

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I passionately supported the Greens in 2000 and 2002. I traveled 125 miles to see Dennis Kucinich speak when he came to Los Angeles in May, and had the pleasure of introducing him to a crowd of several hundred when he visited Santa Barbara recently. Kucinich is a guiding light in Congress, and, of the nine Democratic presidential contenders, his views most closely mirror my own.

Yet I won't be voting for Kucinich in the Democratic primaries, no will I vote Green in the general elections. My support will go to Howard Dean...

http://blogs.onenw.org/jon/archives/000701.html

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:50 PM
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1. Bravo Nico Pitney! This is a keeper and thank you, CMT for
bringing it to our attention! :kick:
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:56 PM
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2. Hold your nose and vote.
Perhaps in the general election, but we don't have to do that in the primaries.
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