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Wednesday, January 07, 2004


Arianna breathes fire

posted by Aziz P. at Wednesday, January 07, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
but relax, she's on our side! via SFGate:

Arianna Huffington says the idea that Howard Dean is not electable is "nothing short of idiotic."

Huffington -- the one-time Republican activist-turned left-wing commentator and California gubernatorial candidate -- has now turned into a Dean devotee.

"Dean is electable precisely because he's making a decisive break with the spinelessness and pussyfooting that have become the hallmark of the Democratic Party," Huffington wrote this week in the regular column she posts on her Web site and that's published in some newspapers.

"Far from Dean not being able to 'compete' with Bush on foreign policy, he's the one viable Democrat who isn't trying to compete on the playing field that Bush and Karl Rove have laid out."


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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.