Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 30, 2004

by J

Dirty Tricks

Kos is pretty convinced, and there is plenty of corroboration, that there were some vile dirty tricks being used against Dean in Iowa and New Hampshire. Circumstantial evidence points to Kerry, but apparently no one has hard proof.

My question is: isn't the party interested in finding out who did this? If it was Republicans, wouldn't they want to trumpet that to the heavens? And surely that oh-so-neutral DNC would want to make sure that none of its candidates were viciously maligned, Republican-style, by other Democrats. That's surely not being a good Democrat, is it? Or, was Nader kinda' right all along? Can't be....
Posted by J at January 30, 2004 07:30 AM

Politicians are supposed to be public servants, and thus they serve at the will of the people. If they have to cheat to win, that is clearly not the true will of the people.

I know I'm idealistic to believe that politicians (for the most part) are in it for anything other than themselves and what power they can accrue and wield, but is it any wonder that the majority of American people don't vote? They know the parties and the politicians pull all kinds of sleazy cheap tricks and make back-room deals to pervert the process and the will of the electorate.

That's why Dean. Even more now than before. He's smart and savvy and knows how to deal, but he still stands up for what he really believes and does not stoop to win against the people.

I hate this. I will not vote for Kerry, he's a liar and a cheat. My vote will go back to the Libertarian party, where it was before I found Howard Dean. I know I'm not the only one who's in this for Dean and not the Democratic Party, but I wonder if there are enough of us to throw the election if Dean isn't nominated. I'll bet there are.

Posted by: fish at January 30, 2004 01:27 PM

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