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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:10 PM
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Were any undecided DUers converted to Dean's camp by last night's speech?
This is a serious question. It seems that the only people who were energized by Dean's speech were people who were already solidly behind him. I'm curious whether last night's speech won him any new converts.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:13 PM
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1. it certainly wasn't meant to
Whether he should have had that goal in mind is a valid question, but I doubt that speech converted anyone. It was meant only for the people in that room, as far as I can tell.

This, of course, is the root of the problem.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:28 PM
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6. It was a tremendous opportunity to win converts
and he failed. PeteNYC's thread today was right. Dean blew it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 05:24 PM
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9. I know.
Someone on Dean's team should have said "The cameras will be on us. This is a tremendous opportunity to win converts."

But instead, his speech was aimed toward his most loyal supporters.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:15 PM
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2. I think Dean should drop the wrestling speeches
"Oh yeah......Dynamite Dean is coming to getcha! Election 2004! Royal Rumble.....the war on the shore!"

That's what I keep expecting to hear him say next. I'm not knokcing Dean's policies, but I think his yelling is hurting his bid.
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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:21 PM
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3. your repeating exactly what the media whores what you to repeat

Dean is getting "Gored" with the constant repetition of
a smear.

For the record I'm not behind any candidate because I think it's all rigged to begin with.

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:23 PM
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4. I'm not "repeating" anything, that is my opinion
Based on what I've seen of his speeches.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:26 PM
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5. ...
God, I don't know what's worse: the fact that you made such a lame wrestling reference or the fact that I got and chuckled at said wrestling reference.

I loved the speech. Made me laugh. Especially the scream dealie after he said he was gonna take back the White House. Gold. I probably wouldn't vote for him even if I could (I live in Canada) but it made me like him a bit more.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:29 PM
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7. Hey the wrestling reference is the one that works best
Welcome to DU, I'm a Canadian too.
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 04:32 PM
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8. Where's the smear?
Did Dean not really give the speech we all thought we watched him give last night?
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MarkTwain Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 05:27 PM
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10. "That" speech...
... last night just further enforced my belief that this is neither the man which we want as our candidate nor the man that we - ever - want near "the button."

Irrational. Over the top. Completely unprofessional.

This is a man not, at all, ready for prime time.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 05:28 PM
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11. The purpose of Dean's speech last night was
to his current supporters, not to attract newcomers.
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