February 05, 2004

battle for dean

I guess Howard Dean has announced that he plans to abandon his bid for the Democratic nomination should he not show a victory in Wisconsin. I think this announcement was a call to his supporters to really mobilize their efforts with wins in mind.

I attented my first Dean Meetup last night, and it was very informative. Like me, others are frustrated at the media's coverage of Gov. Dean's campaign - the over-exposed and questionably-mixed "Hyeeah!" incident, the assumption that he's considerably behind... It is a widely-held "belief" that Howard Dean has fallen considerably behind, but the fact of the matter is, he's running in 2nd place in terms of delegates at this moment. The media, and the public to a large extent, has latched onto this formulation that Dean is so behind that he's unelectable, and it's frustrating.

What's even more frustrating is that I'm so scattered right now I'm not able to properly formulate my feelings into any type of well-written post. Ugh. My point is, Dean supporters MUST get involved. And now. I was informed of several key ways of getting involved - including flyering, letter-writing to voters in other states (Hello Wisconsin!), tabling at events, precinct-walking - and most importantly, TALKING to people about Dean. Starting up conversations and emphasizing that Dean, much to his opponents' dismay, STILL has a good chance of breaking through to the other side and racking up enough delegates to be a contender again. I encourage people to visit the Dean For America Commons page to inform themselves of how they might be pro-active in getting Howard where he belongs - back at the top of the heap.


posted by julie at February 5, 2004 11:28 AM

things people have said

It's crazy how much the forces of the public seem to swing with whoever is the most "popular", and how easily the public is swayed from one side of the fence to another.

What's wrong with a president that is really willing to put his emotions into his life? Too bad more people don't go around hyeaahing and owning the challenges that they face.

Maybe it's subtle media perversion, maybe it's the weak human mind of the masses. The whole election process seems more based on popularity then solid education about the candidates.

so said: Adam at February 10, 2004 11:24 PM



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