Saturday, June 14, 2003
Dean on Bush's Fundraising http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/15/politics/campaigns/15DONA.html?ex=1056254400&en=66c7a7d73feae520&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE
"The way [Bush] raises money shows what kind of trouble democracy is in this country," said Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont and a Democratic presidential candidate. "My guess is that he'll raise as much as all the Democrats put together, and he'll be able to do that because he's the president and he is able to sell access."
If history is any guide, it is doubtful that these kind of criticisms will have much influence on voters. "It's an issue that's very intense for a very small number of voters," Dr. Dean said.
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