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Thursday, March 04, 2004


audio: Dean interview on VPR

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, March 04, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Vermont Public Radio has a brief segment interviewing Dean about his victory in the VT primary. Dean talks about how the delegate campaign is helpful, and praises Truth and Hope's efforts to keep the campaign alive on that front.

Dean wins Vermont Primary
Tuesday night, VPR's Bob Kinzel spoke with former presidential candidate Howard Dean about his strong victory in the Vermont primary. In a telephone conversation, Dean reflected on politics in Vermont, his future plans and how gratified he is by the support in his home state.

Dean explicitly mentions working with moderate Republicans as part of the goals of DFA v2.0. Score!


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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.