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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

 

"Dean is Negative" http://dean2004.blogspot.com/

posted by Trammell at Wednesday, December 17, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Well, by now you all know that meme. Guess what? The backfire has begun...I can feel it.

From Gephardt to Rove, folks are beating up on Dean so much, and it's so over-the-top, that the ultimate result will be that they will damage their own self-created "Dean is Negative" meme beyond repair, and ironically it's making him look more like a positive visionary all the time.

I predict that Mister Rove won't be able to help himself -- after all, Dean clearly has the GOP so worried that they have attempted to take him out in the primary. An utterly unprecedented act in a presidential race, their nasty TV ads seem to have had zero impact. And for all the damage the desperate Dems are hoping to do to Dean, they seem to be doing more to themselves. In yet another note of irony, the beneficiary, if any, of their sleaze campaign would be Clark -- also an opponent of the Iraq invasion as it was executed -- not them.

Enjoy the wind in your wings while you can Joe Lieberman and Dick Gephardt and Karl Rove -- because you are dangerously close to the sun, and you are too blind to see it.

CASE IN POINT: See Kevin from Nine Dwarfs inane post:
Now that Saddam Hussein has been captured, it’s rumored that one of his first statements was an endorsement of Howard Dean for President. Why wouldn’t Saddam endorse Dean? After all Dean was adamantly against Hussein’s removal from power. Also rumored was that Hussein’s capture was predicated by his appearance at the Dean Meet Up in Tikrit.
That's right, just keep on rubbing your hands together in glee, for victory shall be all the sweeter.

Crossposted at Points West.


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