Saturday, January 27, 2007
on matters of record http://www.myleftwing.com/showComment.do?commentId=186756
they're running for President, not Senator -- a job where you set the national agenda, not cast votes on bills other people offer up. I want to know what the candidates want to accomplish in their four years as President, not what they've done in past. I also want to know what impact they intend to have on American political discourse, something Presidents do and Senators really don't. None of this is told by someone's voting record.
I didn't know you read MLW, Aziz...you must be as accomplished a blog-stalker as I am! :)
Thanks for this.
Obama 2008 - I want my country back
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.