Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

December 15, 2003

by J

Unprofessional Kerry Bloggers

Posted by a Kerry staffer to the front page of the official Kerry weblog:
If you havenít read it, click on this link and read it now. Afterwards, send it to your drunk-on-Dean friends, the literate ones at least.
So, Mr. Kerry has decided to transition from not only lying about and viciously attacking the Democratic frontrunner in despicable Rovian fashion, but to allowing his staff to denigrate and insult supporters of other candidates. Is this the way to get those people to vote for him? What is he trying to accomplish here?

The contrast with BFA's relentless good cheer, motivation, and encouragement to Dean supporters is striking and, to my mind, implies a lot about the character of the respective candidates and their staffs.
Posted by J at December 15, 2003 06:44 AM

One more thought: I thought Dean supporters were all college-educated techies, which would imply literacy.

I'm so confused about what I'm supposed to be! Brie-eating, latte-swillin', illiterate, confederate-flag totin', unAmerican, ... gosh, I can't keep it all straight. Someone update the checklist!!

Posted by: J at December 15, 2003 06:51 AM

I may be drunk on Dean, but I'm literate enough to know that blog comments are supposed to read top-to-bottom.

A quick skim through those comments revealed content as backwards as form. Folks talking about sitting out in '04 if Dean's the nominee. If you're an independent for Kerry, that's fine. But if you call yourself a Democrat, you get out and vote for whoever ends up on that ticket. How on earth can we possibly still be discussing this?

Posted by: Madden 11 at December 15, 2003 10:13 AM

Speaking as a Dem who proudly voted for Nader last time around, Madden, I gotta disagree. I'll get behind most of the candidates this time around, but if there were some alternate universe where Lieberman won the nomination, I'd definitely walk again.

At any rate, I saw this on Slate and thought it was up y'all alley: http://slate.msn.com/id/2092540/


Posted by: Kevin at December 15, 2003 02:22 PM

I think something terribly went wrong in Ohio vote count.. Simple math shows the truth...

Total number of votes for presidential candidates in Ohio is 5,481,756
Total number of votes for senate candidate in Ohio is 5,288,216
Total number of vote for ballot initiative in Ohio is 5,260,325

My question is why the over all vote count for presidential race in Ohio is 193,540 & 221,431 higher than senate total vote count and ballot initiative respectively?

So for sure something went WRONG... And we all need to push for total recount in OH & FL.

Posted by: Peter at November 6, 2004 01:01 PM

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