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Saturday, August 02, 2003


open thread: meetup planning

posted by Aziz P. at Saturday, August 02, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
There's more to Dean's Texan Jaunt than just getting in Bush's face. It's also about demonstrating a comitment that Dean is not the Internet candidate, that he's seeking to build a true grassroots-driven majority. And as always, Meetup plays a central role. Remember Phase II ! use the open thread to discuss how your local group is planning outreach and recruitment, and share your ideas so other meetup groups can benefit.

BTW, in May I predicted that Meetup would reach 100,000 by July. I was only off by 30% - we are now poised to break 70,000. When I made that prediction, there were 26,000 - that's an increase of 300% in just two months. My new prediction: we will break 200,000 before the New Hampshire primaries.


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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.