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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:58 PM
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Poll question: If Dean does get the DNC chair, what will you do?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:59 PM
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1. support him
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:07 PM
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2. Stand up and cheer!
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:50 PM
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3. Regain my faith in democracy....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:51 PM by liberalnurse
and the future of the Democratic Party to actually have a future.

Did anyone here listen to Malloy tonight?

I did!
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:59 PM
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4. I'd be much more hopeful, that's for sure.
:)
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:06 AM
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5. I'd smile
and hope that he'd do a better job than McCaullife...

And most of all hope he can get the party back on track. The real test for the new chair will by '06.
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PallasAthena Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:09 AM
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6. If he DOESN'T, I'll probably have to stop being a Democrat!
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:14 AM
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7. I'll support him.
Nonetheless, I will wait and see what he is going to do to make the public take notice of our party and to help us win back the nation.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:21 AM
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8. Support him & encourage him to stick to his original idea of Pres. run
Oh boy... First they all WANTED Dean to be DNC Chair to get him out of the 2008 race... But good ole Dean isn't quite playing ball!

Members believe Kerry preparing for 2008 run
His fight over DNC is seen as signaling continued ambition
By Hans Nichols

(snip)

Dean has run into opposition among some congressional leaders who are demanding that he foreswear running again in 2008. Dean has been coy in his response to those lawmakers who want an assurance that he won't mount another bid, lawmakers say.

Doubts about Deans own ambitions appear to be hurting him in the House. Its just an obvious conflict of interest, said Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.).

http://thehill.com/news/11242004/kerry.aspx
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:25 AM
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9. Congressweenies!
:eyes:

Dean said pretty clearly he wouldn't run if he got the DNC chair because he thought no Dem could win the White House if the party isn't fixed soon.
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Sleepless In NY Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:52 AM
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10. Definitely Support him
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:10 AM
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18. that story is not true or fair
Dean has said very clearly to members of DFA that he will not and can not run in 2008 if he becomes party chair. The author of that article is campaigning against Dean.
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:13 AM
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11. One damn happy day, the better candidate in 04' in my opinion
I supported Kerry, but never really felt a connection with him. Dean was a much better candidate, but the old democratic guard went with the easier sell. Or so they thought. Admittedly, Dean is a maverick, and not shy with his opinions. In our day of right wing hit squad radio and Internet he would have been hit hard. I admire his strength and conviction. I hope he becomes DNC chair, we need a more revolutionary mind set, the old guard is perpetuated on failure. Time for a change.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:02 AM
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12. I really didn't have a preference.
but I think he would do as good if not a better job than any other prospect. The head of the GOP is not as well known. Maybe Dean's well known name will bring more attention to the party and in doing so, bring more voters.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:06 AM
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13. Quick celebration
Then reapply nose to grindstone.

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:06 AM
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14. Options 1 through 3, but I voted for 3 Mr. Worm
;) :*
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:14 AM
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21. Same here.
:hi:

I wanted to see which one shook down to representing the sense of joy such a move might inspire. ;)
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:22 AM
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22. Well then you *obviously* forgot ...
"dance naked from your roof top"

Of course that goes without saying if you choose option 3 doesn't it? ;)


:hi:
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:23 AM
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Given enough option 3, without a doubt!
:D
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:31 AM
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24. Heh.
:party: Just don't forget your party hat - it's a major faux-pas!
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:07 AM
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15. figure the democratic party understand the need for reform
it would be a great sign that we have a chance to survive as a viable party.
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:09 AM
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16. Feel a bit of hope for the first time in a long time.nt
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:10 AM
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17. While initially I will do the first 3
I will also wait and see how the party reacts, and if they will actually LET Dean make the reforms. Will the DLC throw a hissy fit? Will Bob Kerrey leave the party? Joe Leiberman?

As good as I think Dean will be for Democrats, there will be some fallout. I am sort of curious how it will surface publicly.
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greenohio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:13 AM
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19. Support him, and hope the primaries have ended.
and defend him when people start to turn on him because he wasn't as pure as they thought.
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:13 AM
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20. Celebrate that at least something has gone well in the world..
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 11:16 AM by tokenlib
Howard Dean is well known, a great communicator, and symbolizes a resurgent grassroots motivated party. He would be a great leader for the party. He is much more a moderate than a liberal--but he is NOT beholden to the DLC--and this is his great strength. Liberals criticize him--the DLC is irritated by him-- thus he is perfect for the job.

A no name like that Simon guy--or a centrist appeaser like Roemer will be like poison right now. We need "milk toast" like a bullet in the head.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:23 AM
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23. Seriously, someone would rather be a Repub?
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Would Jesus love a liberal? You bet!
http://timeforachange.bluelemur.com/
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PallasAthena Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 01:41 AM
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26. "No longer Democrat" does NOT equal Republican!
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:34 AM
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25. I'll scream a big ol' yeeaghah
This may come as a big surprise to those I fought endlessly during the primary season, but this is a very good billet for him.

He's reckless. He lied about the other candidates' votes on the tax cuts. He isn't a liberal; he's a moderate. He pissed all over the party by claiming to represent the "democratic wing of the Democratic Party" when he's to the right of many. His position on the Iraq resolution vote is not anywhere as clear as he (or his core supporters) would like it to be, and since he didn't have to stand for a vote, it's more than just questionable. Yet, regardless of all that, he was against the war, and he was courageous in saying so.

As John Edwards pointed out when asked about how he kept referring to his humble roots: Kerry and Dean (children of wealth) "get it". For whatever reason, and with the qualifications of his centrist policies as Governor, Dean DOES get it.

To have Howard Dean as DNC chair would fire a shot across the bow of the legions of privilege, and in this role, he'd be uniquely suited. He's a fighter, and his mistakes or misspeakings are much less of an issue. He also understands some basics of campaigning, and will be a champion of the cause.

Whether he's the best guy for the job is something I haven't even thought about, but he'd be a good choice right now, and I wish him well.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 02:26 AM
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27. Run screaming into the streets
AAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 02:35 AM
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28. Exactly what I'm doing now
Whoever gets elected DNC chair probably won't affect me at the local level at all. Internet organizing is important but the best thing any DNC chair could do is start a campaign to get more people to become precinct committeemen. I haven't heard any of them stress that.
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