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Sunday, August 17, 2003


...or maybe a soothing jacuzzi, or a...

posted by Trammell at Sunday, August 17, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
From a great article on the campaign in Iowa by Bob Von Sternberg of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The candidates run into each other so often, it verges on the comical. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean was leaving a ballroom as Gephardt was entering it Wednesday afternoon. "Maybe we should start sharing a plane," Dean said.

"Or we could share hotel suites," Gephardt suggested.

"Great, our own reality TV show," said Gephardt's wife, Jane.
Or, maybe The Ticket? But quick NewFlash to Jane, this IS reality. So, let's have a little fun! What do all of you Dean Nationals think the candidates should share, and which ones should do the sharing?


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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.