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Monday, February 23, 2004

Pride: Edwards Claims Deaniacs Support. But We're Just Yellow Dogs.



A headline on the News & Observer website today says "Dean Supporters Launch Edwards' Website." But in its print edition, the headline is "Edwards gains Deaniacs' Support."

Not this Deaniac. I know of only one former Dean supporter who has joined Edwards' camp, and that was just after the matching-funds decision. I certainly haven't seen any evidence of the Edwards people wooing the Dean supporters, except by that one former Dean supporter.

Instead, we're Yellow Dogs. That is, we'd rather vote for a yellow dog than vote for a Republican.

Our candidate has withdrawn from the race for the nomination. So we'll work on party building and getting ready to get out the vote in November until the Democratic candidate is chosen. Then we'll work like crazy for the candidate ... whoever that is.

We must defeat George W. Bush. We must provide a majority of Democrats in government so that the Democratic president can begin to undo the vast harm of the Bush administration. But that doesn't mean we are backing away from the Dean platform and supporting a rival for the Democratic nomination at this time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Get Active: Deaniacs Make a Difference



Great essay by Art Brodsky at TomPaine.com: No Nomination Needed.

It begins, "If the Democrats manage in November to knock off President Bush, let's make sure that the victory parties don't forget one pivotal figure who made it all possible—Howard Dean."

I'm pleased to have been one of the Deaniacs interviewed for this article.

Howard Dean says he's going to keep going. We are clearly making a difference. Let's work like crazy for Howard Dean!


Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Get Active: Deaniacs Believe!



We hit a bit of a low point last Friday, when it looked like Dean would take the weekend off, despite primaries in Michigan and Maine. And that he might quit if he didn't win Wisconsin.

We asked ...demanded ... that Howard Dean work like crazy for Howard Dean. Just like the Deaniacs do.

We told Howard: we funded the bat; now swing it.

And he did. He went to Maine on Sunday. He promised to keep in the race no matter what happened in Wisconsin.

I learned tonight that North Carolinians will have a chance to vote for Howard Dean in our April 17th caucuses.

And at the Wake County working meeting tonight, I learned that the Dean supporters have not given up. We're working as hard as ever and smarter than ever to take our country back.

As Stephanie said while we walked to our cars, "People from the outside just won't believe how strong this movement is. It's bigger than we ever expected."

We WILL take our country back.

Thank you, Governor Dean, for listening to us. Thank you for continuing the campaign. Swing the bat for a home run!

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Getting Better: Dean Makes Good Showing on "Face the Nation"



Governor Dean did very well on "Face the Nation" this morning. He hammered home the point that 15% of Democratic voters cannot give Kerry a mandate.

Dean did not answer the question about whether he would quit after Wisconsin, but he did emphasize that he would do anything to beat Bush.

And ... I was delighted to see that he is in Maine today, where the primary is. Swing the bat, Howard!

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Get Active: We Funded the Bat, Governor Dean. Now Swing It!



Read the Deaniacs open letter to Howard Dean.

Get on the Ballot: NC for Dean Turns in 11,000+ Signatures



Our huge, all-volunteer effort to ensure Governor Howard Dean will be on the North Carolina ballot ended with a splash and a cheer yesterday. Since Dean will not be taking matching federal funds, we needed 10,000 signatures to get him on our state ballot. The petition was delivered yesterday to the State Board of Elections on a very rainy day. But that didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Get a Laugh: George W. Bush Action Figure



My friend Mark sent me this link, just when I really needed a good laugh. Enjoy Dishonest Dubya.

Of course, this is a laugh-so-you-don't-cry sort of laugh.

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