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Sunday, November 09, 2003


discuss: how do you spend the money?

posted by Aziz P. at Sunday, November 09, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
We know how Bush will spend his quarter-billion dollar budget - to slime and smear, to mischaracterize and to lie outright, and to paint himself in religious overtones as a national symbol.

How should Dean spend his money? Of course there will be TV ads and tours, speeches and mailings, but this discussion thread is for wider flights of fancy. Share your ideas and innovative thinking here! link goes to one high-flying example.

UPDATE: A great idea from the discussion: Dean should run a Superbowl ad! You have 30 seconds. Keeping the target audience firmly in mind, YOU write the script. We'll send the best ones to the campaign!


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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.