Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Dean is Surprised http://rutlandherald.nybor.com/News/Story/57736.html
This article in the Rutland Herald is completely devoted to eDean's reaction to Gore's withdrawal from the 2004 race:
He said Gore’s decision would not affect his campaign strategy. “I am doing this because I think the country needs to change in ways that none of the other candidates have spoken to,” he said.
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