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Thursday, May 01, 2003


The Nation on Dean v. Kerry

posted by Scott at Thursday, May 01, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Katrina vanden Heuvel has an interesting post up at The Nation website examining the latest dust up. I can't really say that, politically speaking, I agree with her idea that Dean should run further to the left. Either way, she's got some great suggestions for progressive reform of military expenditures. Maybe they aren't right for Dean, but certainly a handful in congress should be paying attention.

The most important development to come out of all of this is that people are talking about Dean in a big way. They aren't talking about Lieberman or Graham or Sharpton. Whether it's Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joel Siegel, Howard Fineman, Mickey Kaus, or even Bill Clinton, they're all talking about Howard Dean. And heading into Saturday's debates, that's great news.


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