Saturday, November 15, 2003
Wowsa! Letters Help, Eh? http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/11/14/national1839EST0741.DTL
Dean, former governor of Vermont, was at 38 percent in the WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Kerry, a Massachusetts senator, was at 16 percent in the poll. About a fourth of voters, 27 percent, were undecided.
In October, Dean led Kerry 30 percent to 17 percent, with 20 percent undecided, in a UNH poll.
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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.