Don't...stop...thinkin' about tomorrow...
My wife and I went to our first official Meetup for the Dean campaign tonight. It was pretty impressive. Despite a last minute venue change, there were about thirty people there, including a few from the Illinois for Dean group. They had a PowerPoint and everything. What impressed me was how organized and active they were. They marched in four parades last month, they raised money for their own Dean buttons, and are now working on bumper stickers, they're getting out into the communities.
I am hopeful about Dean. The party seems to be getting antsy about him, saying that he will lead the party into the wilderness and all, but I don't know, he doesn't seem too liberal to me. The Bush administration has made a lot of Democrats and moderates of both parties very angry, and I think Dean's willingness to confront the President directly is a big reason why people are excited about him.
The next thing for the Dean campaign to do is to get serious about their plans. Dean's positions on the issues are becoming more well known, and his record as well, but to be taken seriously as a candidate he will soon have to start offering specific plans and programs. People like Dean now, but they will like someone like Wesley Clark later unless Dean or one of the other candidates starts offering concrete ideas for people to get behind.| No TrackBacks
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