Friday, August 22, 2003
If you ever want to be floored...
When I saw that the campaign was going to challenge us to raise a million dollars over five days, I thought they might be jumping the gun. Then I saw that before I even saw it at 8:30 MDT, they had already raised almost $100,000. The first day isn't over and we look likely to crack at least a quarter million.
A month ago that was our four-day goal.
Now it's a warm-up.
People occasionally ask me if Dean is peaking too early.
I tell 'em we're only getting started.
Pat yourselves on the back.
Then, stand up and keep fighting.
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Obama 2008 - I want my country back
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.