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"Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one's courage."    ~Anain Nin

{ Wednesday, 18 February, 2004 }

Howard, you fought the good

Howard, you fought the good fight!


"The truth is: change is tough. There is enormous institutional pressure in our country against change... The fight that we began can and must continue."

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{ Thursday, 12 February, 2004 }

Sorry, Johnny Boy, looks like

Sorry, Johnny Boy, looks like the party's over.

Tragic, sure, and I don't think a marital indiscretion is anyone's business other than those afflicted. But Kerry is a pandering lobbyist led old school politician who doesn't really belive in anything, and this will likely implode his campaign. Sorry again, Johnny, I really feel for ya, but it was your choice. This will surely pave the way for a real candidate for change. It's not too late.

Remember Howard Dean?

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{ Wednesday, 11 February, 2004 }

Can't help but wonder about

Can't help but wonder about who's financing John Kerry (who, as of yesterday, lost what little potential confidence I could've had in the pandering Poll-O-Crat).

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{ Wednesday, 14 January, 2004 }

Carter to Offer Support for

Carter to Offer Support for Dean

Former President Jimmy Carter will offer support for Democratic White House hopeful Howard Dean in a joint appearance in Georgia on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, campaign aides said on Tuesday.

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{ Wednesday, 07 January, 2004 }

A deep, biographical sketch of

A deep, biographical sketch of Howard Dean in the New Yorker:

"You must have had some broad clarity about how you could make this whole thing happen," I suggested. He laughed and said, "I actually had very little. I didn't know it was going to turn out like this. I had some vague notion that we were going to come from behind in New Hampshire, that kind of thing. Clearly, we had no idea what we were doing. It was just two or three of us who had never run a national campaign before or been in a national campaign before."

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{ Tuesday, 06 January, 2004 }

Bradley Hails Dean's 'Hope' for

Bradley Hails Dean's 'Hope' for America

Calling Howard Dean's campaign "one of the best things to happen to American democracy in decades," former Sen. Bill Bradley endorsed the Democratic front-runner on Tuesday and praised his ability to engage voters.

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Dean Works To Smooth The

Dean Works To Smooth The Edges

Leading in polls in Iowa, in New Hampshire and nationally, Dean is toning down attacks on his Democratic rivals and avoiding the back-and-forth criticism that has defined much of the presidential campaign.

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{ Tuesday, 30 December, 2003 }

Dean Labels Bush 'Reckless' From

Dean Labels Bush 'Reckless'

From Iraq to homeland security to public health, President Bush's "reckless" habit of placing "ideology over facts" has resulted in "the most dangerous administration in my lifetime," Democrat Howard Dean charged over the past two days.

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{ Monday, 22 December, 2003 }

Dean fires back: Out of

Dean fires back: Out of the Mainstream? Hardly

The Post's Dec. 18 editorial discussing my recent foreign policy speech ["Beyond the Mainstream"] badly misrepresents both my position and the central argument in the coming election on how best to strengthen America's security.

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{ Thursday, 18 December, 2003 }

Dean Pulls Away In Dem

Dean Pulls Away In Dem Race

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has pulled away from the field in the Democratic Presidential nomination race: his support among Democratic primary voters nationwide has risen in the past month, and held steady after the news of Saddam Hussein's capture.

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{ Monday, 15 December, 2003 }

Dean's new papaer of domestic

Dean's new papaer of domestic security

...we must not choose unilateral action as our weapon of first resort. Leaders of the current administration seem to believe that nothing can be gained from working with nations that have stood by our side as allies for generations. They are wrong, and they are leading America in a radical and dangerous direction. We need to get back on the right path.

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Dean tells San Francisco crowd

Dean tells San Francisco crowd his views on Iraq are unchanged

Standing by the anti-war message that helped vault him to front-runner status among Democratic presidential candidates, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean said Sunday night that the capture of Saddam Hussein has not changed his views about the conflict in Iraq.

Here's his statement from Blog for America.

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{ Sunday, 14 December, 2003 }

Dean gains endorsements in the

Dean gains endorsements in the South

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{ Monday, 08 December, 2003 }

Gore to Endorse Dean Former

Gore to Endorse Dean

Former vice president Al Gore plans to endorse Howard Dean for president Tuesday, according to Democratic sources, giving the insurgent candidate the kind of establishment backing his campaign has been lacking.

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The Dean Connection Part of

The Dean Connection

Part of Dean's appeal is that he behaves in recognizably human ways. He talks with real emotion and seems to respond to events (if sometimes poorly) as they come. In this election season, Dean's responsive, even angry, voice has had political resonance. Many Dean supporters objected not just to the war in Iraq itself, but also to the Bush administration's failure to even maintain the appearance of listening to the massive protests and U.N. resolutions. By contrast, responsiveness is the essential sound of the Dean campaign. It is embodied not only in Dean himself, but also in the blog, which creates the impression of a constant dialogue between supporters and campaign staff, and in the organizing on the ground.

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{ Friday, 05 December, 2003 }

Ivins endorses Dean No one

Ivins endorses Dean

No one has been waiting with bated breath for me to make up my mind about the Democratic presidential candidates, but I have, and you might be interested in how I got there. I'm for Howard Dean -- because he's going to win.

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{ Wednesday, 03 December, 2003 }

Dean for America: Common Sense

Dean for America: Common Sense

Over two hundred years ago, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that would light the fire that forged our nation. He called it “Common Sense.” Passed from hand to hand, patriot to patriot, it was a call to action for those Americans who believed their government had to change. It spelled out the values of a new republic. And King George III—who had forgotten his own people in favor of special interests—was replaced by a government of, by and for the people. America was born.

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{ Tuesday, 02 December, 2003 }

Tiny but Trusted Inner Circle

Tiny but Trusted Inner Circle Surrounds Dean

As inner circles go, Dean's is not only small, it is relatively new -- the principal figures behind his presidential bid have been working together for less than a year. What is remarkable is who is out as much as who is in: Absent are many seasoned Washington veterans, close friends or even his wife, Judith Steinberg Dean, who has played virtually no role in his campaign.

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{ Tuesday, 25 November, 2003 }

Debate-winner Dean is back on

Debate-winner Dean is back on top in Iowa

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{ Thursday, 13 November, 2003 }

Dean endorsed by 2 major

Dean endorsed by 2 major unions

Two major unions formally delivered their support to presidential candidate Howard Dean on Wednesday, giving the Democratic front-runner an army of supporters and extra cash in his bid for the party's nomination.

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{ Monday, 10 November, 2003 }

Dean forgoes federal campaign funds

Dean forgoes federal campaign funds

Presidential candidate Howard Dean announced Saturday that he would ignore a campaign spending cap and forgo about $19 million in federal money, betting that his supporters would contribute more than enough money for him to compete against President Bush.

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{ Saturday, 25 October, 2003 }

Dean has huge lead in

Dean has huge lead in NH


Dean earned 40%, compared to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry’s 17%. None of the other candidates have exceeded single digits in the polling. Retired General Wesley Clark and North Carolina Senator John Edwards are tied for third with 6% each.

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{ Monday, 20 October, 2003 }

Dean Greeted Warmly by Arab

Dean Greeted Warmly by Arab Americans

An assemblage of politically active Arab Americans gave former Vermont governor Howard Dean repeated ovations Saturday at the windup of a two-day meeting that marked a clear shift of allegiance from President Bush to his Democratic rivals.

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{ Saturday, 18 October, 2003 }

Dean: Big deficit suits GOP's

Dean: Big deficit suits GOP's plans

Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean accused Republicans on Thursday of running up the federal budget deficit so they can undermine the fiscal underpinnings of Medicare and Social Security.

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{ Thursday, 02 October, 2003 }

The Pitch That Works for

The Pitch That Works for Dean He talks about the voters. He tells them they're okay. Instead of trying to get them to love him, he tells them to love themselves. A doctor by training, he injects psychology into politics.

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{ Wednesday, 24 September, 2003 }

Dean Invokes Boston Tea Party,

Dean Invokes Boston Tea Party, Rips 'King' George Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean invoked Boston's revolutionary legacy on Tuesday as he urged Americans to dump their latter-day "king" -- George W. Bush -- whom he accused of threatening democracy and caring only for the very rich.

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{ Tuesday, 23 September, 2003 }

Dean, Driven by the Grass

Dean, Driven by the Grass Roots Howard Dean is using the Internet in an entirely guerrilla marketing approach. By this process, he's developed a massive grass-roots list. It's active and participatory, and people feel engaged

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{ Thursday, 11 September, 2003 }

Gen. Clark Reportedly Is Asked

Gen. Clark Reportedly Is Asked to Join Dean Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean has asked retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark to join his campaign, if the former NATO commander does not jump into the race himself next week, and the two men discussed the vice presidency at a weekend meeting in California, sources familiar with the discussions said.

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{ Saturday, 06 September, 2003 }

Oh yes, it's Pets for

Oh yes, it's Pets for Dean! Um.....

via Presurfer

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{ Friday, 05 September, 2003 }

Democrats take aim at Bush

Democrats take aim at Bush in debate, even the honorary republican Lieberman joined in on the fun. I'm looking for a transcript, but early CW says this was a major boost for Dean.

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{ Wednesday, 27 August, 2003 }

In a Long Presidential Race,

In a Long Presidential Race, Dean Sprints The staggering, seemingly spontaneous crowds turning up to meet him — about 10,000 in Seattle on Sunday and a similar number in Bryant Park in Manhattan last night — are unheard of in the days of the race when most candidates concentrate on the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire...

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{ Tuesday, 26 August, 2003 }

Defining Dean ...any rivals for

Defining Dean ...any rivals for the Democratic nomination hoping that he would soon implode -- through inexperience, or overconfidence or the weight of his supposed liberalism -- wouldn't have found much encouragement.

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{ Saturday, 23 August, 2003 }

Deans' WSJ Op-Ed When companies

Deans' WSJ Op-Ed When companies cut back on health-care benefits and guaranteed pensions, workers are hit hard. Studies by scholars, including Karen Kornbluh of the New America Foundation, show that families compensate by running harder, and that stress can become unbearable. There are elderly parents to care for, children to educate, and the need to save for a secure retirement. Married couples now work 10 weeks longer each year than they did in 1968, and live with an accumulation of debt that threatens financial disaster.

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{ Tuesday, 19 August, 2003 }

Dean Soars To Top

Dean Soars To Top Of New Hampshire Poll

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{ Friday, 08 August, 2003 }

DeanSpace is an open development

DeanSpace is an open development community providing powerful web-tools, quality support, and expert advice to Howard Dean's grassroots supporters. Our goal is to better interlink existing web activism, bring new citizen participants into the political process, and assist individuals to network and organize for taking action in Howard Dean's presidential grassroots campaign.

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2. You will be called upon to use your mind and your vision in ways I cannot possibly glimpse. Never turn down an offer to shine that light so uniquely yours to help others in their darkness, and you’ll find that when it’s your turn to be in the night that there’ll be someone along the way who happens to have a little glow to share .

3. The rewards of being true to yourself  are infinite, even when outwardly your efforts are met with nothing.

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5. You’ll find that some of your choices could’ve been better, or at times were downright stupid. That’s okay... I have a closet full of reckless decisions, but without making them I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of what a good one might feel like if I tried it on.

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