Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

November 8, 2003

by J

Anti-Deans to DC: "You Kiss Off, Too"

Five of the Democratic candidates, in a transparently coordinated move, are asking to have their names withdrawn from D.C.'s nonbinding primary in January. I have a lot of sympathy for the District's frustration at being taxed without representation, and part of the point of this nonbinding vote was to draw attention to DC citizens' disenfranchisement. There's lots of coverage in the First Primary Blog, and if one DC council member has his way, the names will remain on the ballot.

DC For Dean (a volunteer organization) issued a statement:
The powerful DC for Dean grassroots organization welcomes Howard Deanís continued commitment to Washington DC voters. With 5 of 9 Democratic Presidential nominees withdrawing from the DC primary, District Democrats have been angered by the candidatesí rejection of the Districtís efforts to publicize the lack of voting rights.

Posted by J at November 8, 2003 08:32 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

In Association with Amazon.com