Tuesday, November 11, 2003
The Real Battle http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=emailSignup&JServSessionIdr003=xk1ejqo2e1.app195a
The real battle we face, right now, is growing the number of people signed-on to the campaign.
When this thing started, Joe Trippi bragged we'd have 450,000 by October and a million by the end of the year. We got close to the first, but we're failing on the second.
So long as this number doesn't move, our opponents have a case, which is, as Joshua Micah Marshall wrote, "I continue to think that Dean’s style of candidacy only has a real purchase on a portion of the Democratic primary electorate. And I think he has most of those people already."
How do we make him eat those words? We do it by signing-up more people to the Doctor's campaign. Ideas, please.
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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.