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DR RD
Posted: 06.12.06, 04:00 PM
I mean historic.
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DR RD
Posted: 06.12.06, 03:59 PM
DKos is a great success. It is an important souce of information. And it is endangered by the legislation currently being considered in Congress on net nutrality. Markos is on his way to becoming an American icon, his contribution historical.
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andrea
Posted: 06.10.06, 01:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Kos addresses the abovementioned Dean consulting thing as does http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/1/14/02014/6287
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rocketdog
Posted: 06.10.06, 11:46 AM
SNS: No, I'm not suggesting Dean was the better choice. (Here's some FULL DISCLOSURE: An early Clark supporter, I voted for Edwards after it became clear the General didn't have the political chops for the job.) What I meant to imply is that it remains to be seen whether or not Kos' electoral strategy is an overall negative for the Democratic party. Although a poor candidate for president, I think Dean has been an outstanding head of the DNC, a job he never would have landed had it not been for Kos' army of ground troops persuading Democratic party heads to vote for him. Organizational change will be the real legacy of Kos' influence, and since that's really been the single main issue he's pushed for all along, I don't see how anyone can claim that his efforts have been anything but a success -- to this point, anyway.
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FORA.tv Staff
Posted: 06.10.06, 11:25 AM
Actually, sorry rocket -)). Surely John Kerry was a poor choice. That is not in dispute. But if you are suggeting--as you seem to be--that Howard Dean was a better choice then you might be off the map. Kerry could have been elected (he could have won centrist votes) if he had engaged foreign policy with something less simplistic than the "Bush lied" mantra that he absorbed from the Dean side of the party. Dean could have never won. Dean was (this is fact, not interpretation) the Republicans sweetest dream. The National Review had an issue celebrating the Dean phenomenon because he would never break 40% in a general election.
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Posted: 06.10.06, 11:22 AM
Rocketdog: > SNS: The argument can also be made (again, quite convincingly) that the Democratic electorate's nomination of John Kerry for president cost the Dems the White House in 2004. This view is shared by a wide range of analysts in both parties and it stands up pretty well.
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rocketdog
Posted: 06.10.06, 11:19 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by RoyalWe Following on SNS there: To date no candidate Moulitsas has endorsed in a public election has won. Yep, you're tearing those gates down buddy. Kos has repeatedly stated that his endorsement strategy is to support candidates to run in highly Republican electorates that wouldn't normally see a strong Democratic challenger, in order to force the GOP to spend money they could be using elsewhere on races they could have previously ignored. The strategy has nothing to do with actually getting these Democratic candidates elected, just diverting Republican resources from races in which Democrats can realistically contend. (Kos explains in detail in the audio interview I posted in the user links.) As for Kos' PAID CONSULTANCY, this was a fact he put in FULL DISCLOSURE on his website during the entirety of the 2004 campaign season -- directly under the title of the page, if I recall correctly. By his own account, he did some advisory work with Dean's internet team during the early stages of the primary campaign. Regardless, as Kos has never made any attempt to hide or deny this fact, I fail to see what it has to do with the issue of his credibility.
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RoyalWe
Posted: 06.10.06, 06:22 AM
(By "public" I mean "general"). Now.... wasn't Moulitsas a PAID CONSULTANT for the Dean campaign? And if so is that peope power? Or is that the old-fashioned power of giving money to mercenary consultants that can be bought and sold?
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RoyalWe
Posted: 06.10.06, 06:18 AM
Following on SNS there: To date no candidate Moulitsas has endorsed in a public election has won. Yep, you're tearing those gates down buddy.
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rocketdog
Posted: 06.09.06, 11:52 PM
SNS: The argument can also be made (again, quite convincingly) that the Democratic electorate's nomination of John Kerry for president cost the Dems the White House in 2004. This view is shared by a wide range of analysts in both parties and it stands up pretty well. Just sayin'.
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