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Thursday, July 10, 2003


Trippi on our Goal

posted by G at Thursday, July 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
''We started out the campaign believing, to our core, that the only way to defeat George Bush was to get people actively participating in the political process and in their democracy,'' Trippi said in an interview yesterday as he took a break from a two-day campaign strategy session. ''Everybody says we're spinning this, but that's what we said and believe. The point is, if we can get a million Americans to join the Dean campaign in a grass-roots organization by Dec. 31, which is our goal, then we believe we can do something that nobody else has ever done, and that is how we will be able to defeat Bush.''
Here's the latest Meetup figure. What's your prediction for the Meetup signups on December 31?


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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.