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Old 02-05-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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Howard Dean Likely to Become New DNC Chair...

Over the past two days, every other contender for the post has dropped out, with nearly all of them backing Dean. The only remaining candidate is former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer, who only has 4 open endorsements versus Dean's 250 open endorsements. Even if the rest of the delegates happened to vote for Roemer, Dean already has the majority. So, barring any unforseen circumstance, Dean is poised to be the new DNC chair.

You can learn a lot about his stances on his two main sites:

http://www.democracyforamerica.com/
http://www.blogforamerica.com/

I would suggest reading those over comparing him to his run for the presidential primary. I feel as if he has learned from his mistakes, putting more emphasis on "tact," while not compromising core Democratic values to be "more Republican."

I'm really quite optimistic about Dean running the DNC. I really find myself agreeing with most everything he says nowadays (I thought he was too "war-obsessed" in the Presidential primaries), and it makes it such a pity that Kerry ended up being the Presidential nominee in 2004.

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i think it would be a plus for the GOP if Dean takes the helm there
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i think it would be a plus for the GOP if Dean takes the helm there
On the contrary, I think Dean might be the only one willing to make the Democratic Party strong again.

A lot of the platform he is pushing for nowadays, I think will resonate with the American public. He just needs to avoid the "anti-war" hysteria that sunk the Democrats in 2004. There's more to America than that goddamn war.

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old saying


be careful what you wish for
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What...tell me what's the alternative? Yet another jellyfish of a Democrat running the show? Or a sell-out like Terrence McAuliffe. The Democratic Party has lost all respectability when it comes to battling unethical corporate behavior, because it accepts the same corporate contributions that the GOP does! Some companies even bother to go 50/50 in their contributions between the GOP and the Democrats.

You know what? If the Democrats start trying to mirror the GOP to win elections, then they can fuck themselves, because I will then switch to the Green Party and never cast one more vote for them ever again.

That's why I see Dean as a positive change for the Democratic Party: there's no other alternative.

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What...tell me what's the alternative? ....

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was meant for db9


I think Dean may get the job done.

He is not stupid.

Would have probably done better in the South and with working class white voters than Kerry.

With an evenly divided country
a 2-3 % shift is significant.
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You know what? If the Democrats start trying to mirror the GOP to win elections, then they can fuck themselves, because I will then switch to the Green Party and never cast one more vote for them ever again.

Is that Green, as in raising a whole lot of Green for Ralph Nader?

(Sorry, I just couldn't resist.)
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Fair enough.

My apologies.

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Is that Green, as in raising a whole lot of Green for Ralph Nader?

(Sorry, I just couldn't resist.)
Well, me voting "Green" was mostly hot air. I enjoy a party that's more liberal, yes, but even I think they're too far out there. And, deep down, I think most people would be earnestly afraid of Ralph Nader being president--even the Greenies.

But I don't want the Democrats to take me for granted. I might just skip Election Day and encourage others to do the same.

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My take on Dean is an overweight version of Welsley Clarke with too much testostorine.

And believe me, I know all about testostorine.

and he blinks too much and is a butterball.

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And believe me, I know all about testostorine.

I thought we were not supposed to talked about time you spent in prison.
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And believe me, I know all about testostorine.


Then you should at least learn how to spell it correctly.
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I like Dean more and more myself.
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I love Dean .He sticks to his guns no matter how unpopular his views may be. Not a lot of politicians have that kind of integrity.
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