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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:22 AM
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Howard Dean Says Political Obituary Premature
This is from Friday - didn't see it posted anywhere.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=584&e=2&u=/nm/20040213/pl_nm/campaign_dean_dc
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Dean, the former front-runner for the Democratic nomination, rejected a suggestion he might be seen as "a sore loser" if he remained in the race even if he suffers another in a long streak of defeats in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday.


"There are an enormous amount of people who do want to continue" this campaign, the former Vermont governor told reporters. "Whether it's enough to win the nomination, we will see."


Dean said, however, that following the Wisconsin contest, which a recent poll showed him trailing, "I'm going to go back to Burlington and regroup."


He has vowed to fight on, regardless if he wins or losses in Wisconsin. But he has said he has not decided how, other than vowing not to wage "a quixotic campaign" he cannot win.

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WiseMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:25 AM
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1. Congrats to Dean. I think he will do the right thing for the supporters.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:41 PM
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10. He'll do the right thing for everyone.
He always has.
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:26 AM
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2. What are the true qualities of leadership?
The kind of qualities we look for in our doctor's for instance.

Listening

Reassing

Condsidering other views

Changing your diagnosis
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:32 AM
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3. I just posted this sentiment on another thread but let me share it here
What's the difference between the R's in 2000 refusing to count all votes and the Democratic elite shutting down the nomination process in 2004 when the gross majority of voters have not been given an opportunity to express a preference?

What's the difference beween the Supreme Court in 2000 negating 51 million votes and the Democratic party machine closing the nomination before millions have voted?

What's the difference between the Republicans, the Supreme Court and the Democratic party machinery on the issue of controlling the results of supposedly democratic voting processes? None.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:34 AM
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4. I agree
100%. Not much difference, is there?
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:40 AM
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6. Sorry, but "shutting down" is certainly not the case.
Candidates can do whatever they want. If they want to stay in the race, fine. No one is shutting down anything. If people can't think for themselves, it certainly isn't the fault of the Democratic leadership.

Frankly, however, I think a lot of people are in serious denial. Kerry is way ahead in national polls, way ahead in just about every poll there is. He's won nearly every state.

Is that the Democratic leadership's fault? I think not. Seems like voters actually have some say in this process.

I am a Clark supporter, but I'm also a realist. The race was over for him after Kerry stomped through IA and NH, and certainly over when Kerry showed strength in the South.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:56 PM
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7. My state is not supposed to vote for another two months.
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 01:56 PM by janx
It's only February. Didn't the primary/caucus voting start just last month, or am I imagining things?
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HoosierClarkie Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:17 PM
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12. Exactly!
I am exhausted from fighting the media. It seems they have won their battle, but lets hope our party will win the war in the end.


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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:36 AM
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5. Another Dean gaffe...
It should be "There is an enormous amount of people who do want to continue", I believe?

THAT's gonna cost him. I mean, how can we ask someone so careless with the language to defend us from terrorists?



/sarcasm
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:57 PM
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8. Grammar-butchering commie bastard
:)
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:14 PM
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9. Heh-heh-heh.
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 02:14 PM by JohnLocke
:) :) :) :) :)
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 03:04 PM
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11. He doesn't seem to want to slow down.

http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2004/02/13/ap/Headlines/d80n6ifg0.txt


Dean and Edwards are offering very different views of what happens to the Democratic race after Tuesday's primary, if they don't pull off an upset that could slow the front-running Kerry's momentum.

Dean once said it would be over if he lost Wisconsin but later modified that position to hold out the possibility he might press on. In his latest version, Dean said he simply didn't know what would happen to his campaign if he lost, but he talked as if he already had.

"I'm going to have to go to Burlington and figure out how to tackle 10 of the biggest states in America," said Dean. Pressed on his plans, Dean retorted: "I think it's a little early to be writing post-mortems."


(more at link)
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