Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 15, 2004

by V

Not so much a leak as a geyser

Similar to when the 'Gore Endorsement Imminent' story hit the wires, within about twenty minutes of the first hint of this there were a dozen different news outlets writing the same story:

MSNBC: Moseley Braun poised to end campaign: Former senator will endorse Dean for Democratic nomination

Reuters: Moseley Braun to Drop Out, Endorse Dean, Sources Say

USA Today: Braun to drop out of race, will endorse Dean

New York Times: Braun Is Expected to End Bid and Back Dean

As someone pointed out on Kos, it was nice that she at least made it onto The Daily Show while still a candidate (even if it was her last day), and TDS can milk this for a big joke about the show ruining her chances.

Moseley Braun was a generally sensible voice in the Dem debates, and I've occasionally been impressed with her framings and phrasings.

She stayed in the race long enough and comported herself well enough to be noticed (and now missed) by a lot of people, and that's probably a big part of why she ran.

I hope this isn't the last we see of her in this campaign; she'll be an articulate ambassador for the eventual nominee.
Posted by V at January 15, 2004 02:10 AM

Ambassador heck, but how about a killer VP!

Posted by: Tim Haupt at January 19, 2004 12:03 AM

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