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Friday, June 06, 2003


AP: NY AG says Dean can't win,0,4526745.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

posted by G at Friday, June 06, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Dean Defense Forces, fire up those word processors! Remember: be nice and emphasize the positive. It's from the AP regional wire, so look for it in papers all over the Northeast:
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean cannot win the presidential election because he opposed the war in Iraq, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said Thursday.

"The American people will not elect somebody who opposed a war that they supported," Spitzer told the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh. Spitzer also said Dean won't win the Democratic nomination.:

UPDATE: Dean camp says Spitzer's analysis is off base
"It's becoming clearer every day that the conventional wisdom of going to war with Iraq may have been wrong," said Ethan Geto, Dean's New York campaign director. "We are facing a possibly more unstable situation in Iraq and throughout the Middle East, al Qaida is again on the warpath and American soldiers are being killed almost every day in Iraq."
"Howard Dean is not an isolationist and he is not a pacifist," Geto said. "Governor Dean believes that the United States should in many instances exercises its military power around the globe to protect global stability and most importantly U.S. national security interests."


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