June 13, 2005

Does Howard Dean Speak For You?

Dick "The Liar" Cheney took a swing at Dean.

Dean punched back, refusing to shut up and play dead, which has been the preferred Democratic strategy up to now. Some Democrats get it, and some really don't.

If you want to send a message to the Democrats who feel they can get away with snubbing Dean, sign this letter to tell them that Howard Dean speaks for you. If you can afford it and feel so motivated, you can also donate to the DNC, to send the kind of message that even very dense politicians understand. The number of contributors counts a lot more than the amount of their contributions.

Posted by natasha at June 13, 2005 08:46 PM | US Politics | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |


Sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn't.

(Like when he says that same-sex marriage is a no-no.)

But lately he's been speaking for me.

His job really isn't to "speak for us" but to enable us to speak for ourselves by getting progressives and liberals into seats of government. Then the speaking starts and words turn into actions.



Posted by: Hanna at June 14, 2005 01:51 AM

Well put. But at the very least, he can sure cheer up a crowd of dispirited Dems :)

Posted by: natasha at June 14, 2005 07:35 AM

Dean can say things that make me proud to be one of his supporters and he can say things that make me cringe -- just because when he has to explain such things, he stumbles getting over the meaning.

If BlogForAmerica or DemocracyforAmerica was the sponsor behind that "letter" you posted Natasha, I would sign it immediately... However, PetitionsOnline amounts to a fart in the wind. There are a million different petitions on that site and none of them bring about change. I've seen the Dean Team have petitions such as this on BlogForAmerica during his pre-primary surge and everyone rallied behind it.

Posted by: John F at June 14, 2005 07:59 AM

Actually, I can't imagine that Democracy for America even could put out such a petition. It would look bad for them to be acting as the PR wing of the DNC chair under the circumstances, as Dean could be accused of coordinating with them.

Petitions Online is just a tool, like Congress.org or Meetup, for getting a certain thing done on the net. I believe the specific petition was put up by participants in the dKos community, and there isn't going to be any other similar effort unless it comes from outside the official party.

Posted by: natasha at June 14, 2005 04:15 PM