Sunday, February 15, 2004
Matthew Gross blog http://www.mathewgross.com/blog/
Are you considering or would you consider working for another campaign (presidential or other)?
I'll consider anything. The first order of business is to send George Bush to a crushing defeat in November. I'll put my shoulder to the wheel, in some capacity at least.
Why did you leave the Dean campaign?
For family medical reasons, primarily. Nothing extraordinary or dramatic. It was time.
You were brought onto the Dean campaign by Joe Trippi. What was it like to work there after he left?
I didn't work in the office much after Trippi left -- I had to attend to some personal matters. I was in and out. Obviously many people were sad to see Joe go, but Roy Neel was welcomed with open arms and is doing a fine job.
Do you have any plans to work with Trippi in the future?
We've only just begun to talk about it. I'll probably visit him on his farm sometime in the next week or two. I'm sure we'll be up all night drinking Diet Pepsis and talking about what might be next.
Franke-Ruta also has a blog at The American Prospect, called Campaign Dispatches.
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