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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:23 PM
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Poll question: Grade Howard Dean

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:28 PM
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1. Howard seems to be acing his midterms.
;)
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:28 PM
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2. "F?"
Gotta wonder who'd give him an "F," now don't you?
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:30 PM
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4. F is for Freakin unbeliewvable.
:headbang:
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:32 PM
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6. People still stuck in the primaries and new Dems.
Maybe people upset about the elimination of the GLBT desk at DNC.

Who knows? With the motley crew of Dems we put up with at this point, I don't know how anyone can bitch about Dean.

He is the least of anyone's problems.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:28 PM
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3. rahm, hill, reid, and a few others should take note.
but they won't.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:31 PM
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5. I gave him a B. DNC needs to expose GOP control of media and vote machines
and do it in a fullfrontal assault.

Aside from that, I think he's on the right track for the most part.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:57 PM
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8. That's why I didn't vote A+ myself. n/t
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:50 PM
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7. Howard's In For The Long Haul
He is singlehandedly rebuilding the party infrastructure nationwide, and in the face of much misunderstanding, grandstanding, and confusion. He's only one man, and he's found a quiet place in which he can do important work. Go, Howard!
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goreo8 Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:11 PM
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9. Grade Howard Dean
A+++++
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:14 PM
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10. Welcome to DU!
:hi:

To a fellow Massachusettsian!
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:15 PM
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11. I am just genuinely curious
How is he an A?

I think people are reacting just because they like Dean and voted for him in the primary, rather than based on anything he's done in his capacity as DNC chair.

The poll isn't how much you love Dean, it's how good a job he is doing.

What has he done, seriously? I'm not bashing, but I don't really have any tangible way to judge his performance. "Building grassroots"? Give me details. How much money has he given to state parties and what are they doing with it? What is he spending his time doing?

It seems that there's a little too much knee-jerk reaction on this thread. It's next to impossible to get an objective opinion of Dean's job performance here.

FWIW I didn't vote because I have nothing to judge him on. What has he done?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:29 PM
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12. Here is Charlie Cook's assessment,.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:34 PM
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13. Good article
I hope it works. However, what he's trying to do is very long-term; in other words, I don't feel it's really possible to grade him yet.

It's sort of like he's submitted a terrific thesis, but I'll have to wait until he turns in the entire research paper before I can judge the results.

If Dean pulls this off and the Democrats are competitive in "red" states within 10 years, he will certainly deserve accolades from the entire party, as well as being honored as one of the best DNC chairmen ever.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:56 PM
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14. That's certainly a legitimate position.
My feeling is that he deserves applause and encouragement for digging in and doing what the Dems have been neglecting for years. His success can't be judged yet, true, but I think he deserves high marks for the progress he has made (and for doing what he said he would do).
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 PM
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15. I would give him a B, or a B+
I love everything he's doing, I just wish he would do it on a daily basis. Republican heads explode everytime Howard opens his mouth. He should "kick it up a notch". He's got them on the run.
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