Wednesday, February 18, 2004
don't think they haven't noticed http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50741-2004Feb18.html
Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, who emerged as the Democrats' front-runner a month ago, said Dean "has done an extraordinary job of invigorating a whole group of people who were divorced from the political process," the Reuters news agency reported. Kerry added, "Whatever happens, it's impossible not to express general admiration and respect for the campaign he's put together and what he's achieved."
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