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Friday, April 11, 2003

 

The Media's Favorite Longshot for President http://www.mediainfo.com/editorandpublisher/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1863469

posted by Christopher at Friday, April 11, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Many of us may take issue with the term "longshot," but Dean is still largely unknown to the general public. This is a solid column that takes a look at what makes Dean so attractive as a candidate - and addresses some of the hurdles he still faces (read: fundraising). Thanks to "Vermonter" for posting on the Zonkboard thread.


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