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Saturday, November 23, 2002

 

Dean Of The Media http://nationaljournal.com/powers.htm

posted by Jerome at Saturday, November 23, 2002 permalink View blog reactions
The motherlode article for Dean; it's all here, all about why he's going to be the next President of the USA.


The question is: What precisely turns some candidates into media sensations? Dean's nascent candidacy, and the way it's gradually emerging through the news, is an opportunity to look at the media's own electoral process unfolding in real time. Take the Dean story and combine it with all that's happened to the Democratic Party in the past few weeks, and you can begin to see him as the candidate most likely to see a breakout in the coming months.


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