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Thursday, March 27, 2003

 

Candidate of the Heart http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/086/oped/Candidate_of_the_heart+.shtml

posted by Christopher at Thursday, March 27, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
A glowing editorial in today's Boston Globe must have Senator Kerry's attention (again!). This outlines a number of reasons why Gov. Howard Dean is beginning to emerge from the pack - and how far he has yet to go. Most important it touches on his domestic agenda, which frankly is what drew many of us to him in the first place. His foreign policy is solid, and continues to be the source of his appeal to those who oppose the war, but it just scratches the surface of what is shaping up to be a very attractive platform, and a very competitive campaign.


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