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Saturday, May 10, 2003


open thread: campaign soundbites

posted by Aziz P. at Saturday, May 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
There have been some amazing comments in recent threads, with a lot of ideas for one-line soundbites for the Dean campaign. Let's have a Deanstorm session and come up with as many as possible. I'll kick it off by reposting CTDem2's soundbite regarding civil rights/Santorum:

"As a doctor, you treat all your patients the best you can - black or white, rich or poor, gay or straight. I feel that as a political leader in America, you must do the same. That is what civil unions is about - basic equal rights."

BTW - I'd like to commend the regulars on the ZonkBoard - if you haven't been reading it, you're missing out on real gems, such as this new Dean website by CentaurMyst, a link to this Dean interview in Philly, and this comment from DU about the "inspiration effect". The ZonkBoard moves fast and it's developing a sub-culture and flavor all its own. Just don't blink, or you'll miss it...


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.