Tuesday, March 16, 2004
CROWLEY: Howard Dean's ability to fire up the party faithful included a number of applause lines centered on one theme, change. Dean, as you may know, lost out to Senator John Kerry but his campaign rhetoric lives on. If you listen closely on the campaign trail these days, you might hear a Dean echo.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DEAN: The truth is that the power to change this country is in your hands, not mine.
KERRY: We need to change what is happening in this country, and the power to change it is in your hands.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CROWLEY: Not convinced? Tomorrow the Kerry campaign plans the first of what it's calling "Change for America" rallies.
This is GOOD - the more Kerry relies on Dean rhetoric, the more bound he will be. We ain't no briar patch :) Is anyone planning on attending one of these Change Kerry rallies? If so, remember to wear your Dean gear prominently...
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