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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:28 PM
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"Democrats' Fury, and Values, Go AWOL"
I've been thinking a lot lately about Howard Dean.

A year ago, the Democratic establishment was openly vexed at the prospect that Dean, the former Vermont governor who led an insurgent campaign for president, might win the Iowa caucuses and so be catapulted to the Democratic nomination. As it happens, Dean lost badly in Iowa and then imploded spectacularly.

I did not think highly of Dean's candidacy, nor of the legions of Deaniacs who were mostly young and inexperienced at politics and so thought they knew better than the old and experienced. But I understand what drove their fury.

And I have been thinking about Dean lately because I've been thinking about the Democratic response - rather, the stunning lack of one - to the Alberto Gonzales nomination.

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0111-27.htm

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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:30 PM
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1. The Leadership Tried Quenching the Fire
and they were successful.
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:47 PM
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2. Old and experienced
Goddess40's mom here. I am old and politically experienced and I was and still am for Howard Dean. The DNC and DLC shot him down because he would not be their yes man. I also have many friends in my age bracket who were for Dean as were Goddess's friends. You can bet if Dean were in office he would not back people like Gonzales or kiss *'s butt.
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Upfront Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:53 PM
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3. Key Word
Thinking, now you are. Dean is our only hope and he will deliver, have faith! 63 years old and he is the best I have seen sense Bobby Kenndy. Get him in there and the come back begins!
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