June 23rd, 2003


Howard Dean, and the MoveOn primary

I'm in Burlington VT, where I saw Howard Dean speak in downtown this afternoon. That speech rocked! There's a transcript and video of the speech available now at http://www.deanforamerica.com/ - if you can watch the video, do! Oh, and as an added surprise, James Jeffords and Patrick Leahy both spoke before Dean. They're on the video too.

I've been supporting Dean for president in 2004 ever since I heard he was running, now more than a year ago, and I've been actively volunteering since this winter. He's the second presidential candidate I ever remember really liking in my life (I don't count Carter in 1980 because I didn't really have a clue at the time), and I like him a whole lot more than the other one (Larry Agran in 1992). Collapse )

So, in summary, I think Dean can save this country. If you're not yet convinced, go watch that speech :) You could also read some postings in the howard_dean community. Or ask me a question, or make a comment - I'll answer when I get back from this roadtrip.

If you are convinced, and want to help out, there are several things you can do, some of which don't cost any money. Dean's campaign is grassroots and self-organizing. Right now, the most important thing you can do is register to vote in the MoveOn primary. Registration closes tonight at midnight. Voting opens tomorrow, and if Dean gets more than 50%, MoveOn will endorse him. That would be a huge boost.

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