Friday, August 08, 2003
a Green for Dean http://www.radioleft.com/article.php?sid=1199
It's time we get the modern equivalent of kings and barons out of office, out of power, by commonly electing a progressive candidate.
In my opinion, this person is Howard Dean. The fact that he won the MoveOn.org online primary is nothing to ignore. More people voted in that primary than in the New Hamphire primary and Iowa caucus combined. And what is the Democratic Party but the party of the people? The Republicans can get away with elitist behavior because it's embedded in their philosophy. When Democrats steer away from their populist roots, they lose votes. I saw Dean on the Democratic gathering in D.C. last night on C-SPAN. He basically says the same things Nader said in 2000, and he has a great enthusiasm that can seriously bury the Al Gore/Michael Dukakis robotic campaigns in the past. Dean is the candidate we all thought was long dead in the Corporate Democrats. He has fire, and he gives hope.
There's also a Greens for Dean Yahoo group which definitely can use some publicity!
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