July 22, 2003

Dean The Blogging Machine

I haven't mentioned Howard Dean before on my blog, but he's hard to miss here in cyberspace. His presidential campaign even has its own blog. The latest blog entry talks about the idea that ideas might matter in the 2004 campaign.

I'd like to think that. I'd like to think that people are going to think about what's going on now and think about what they'd like to change.

Dean is intriguing. I tend to like the debate format for getting at differences between candidates, so I'll be looking for that as the convention approaches.

A tool for selecting your ideal presidential candidate told me that Dean was high on my list:


  1. Kucinich, Cong. Dennis, OH - Democrat (100%)

  2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (89%)

  3. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (74%)

  4. Edwards, Senator John, NC - Democrat (72%)

  5. Gephardt, Cong. Dick, MO - Democrat (66%)

  6. Lieberman Senator Joe CT - Democrat (62%)

  7. Sharpton, Reverend Al - Democrat (61%)

  8. Moseley-Braun, Former Senator Carol IL - Democrat (59%)

  9. Graham, Senator Bob, FL - Democrat (55%)

  10. Libertarian Candidate (40%)

  11. Bush, George W. - US President (20%)

  12. Phillips, Howard - Constitution (3%)

  13. LaRouche, Lyndon H. Jr. - Democrat (0%)

I think Kucinich is at the top because he's all over the place. I noticed that friends who took the test all ended up with him at or near the top. Yet people have trouble agreeing with a lot of what he said.
Check out the test and see what you think.

Meanwhile, in other "Bush-out" news, Moveon.org continues with their campaign to raise enough money to advertise more on investigating the decision-making of Bush, and the missteps of his presidency.

Posted by James at July 22, 2003 10:23 AM
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The TV and print ads I have just helped to fund are quite good.

https://www.moveon.org/misleaderdrive/?id=1534-3037337-DkNIDhKFjRIsuBKehBe1AA

I believe the wish to go to war came first and there was a directive to "find the intelligence to support me." I want a full investigation, and I want it now. Lying about screwing around with an intern was inconsequential, and it PALES in comparison to lying in order to take the country to war. In fact, the two should not even be compared.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 22, 2003 11:56 AM

We love to declare war on things.

How about a "War on Bad Intelligence." No? Choose your favorite "war on" from the following list.

"War on Lies"
"War on White House Spin"
"War on Using 9/11 For Political Gain"
"War on Disingenuous Manipulation Of Facts"

Posted by: JP at July 22, 2003 12:10 PM

I got a 100% match with the unnamed Green candidate. (you have to uncheck all of the "exclude from results" options) Dean came in 2nd, followed by Kucinich. Al Sharpton came in 8th. That was a surprise.

President Dumbass came in third from last. Lyndon Larouche came in dead last.

I noticed Pat Paulsen wasn't on the list. Too bad. I'd vote for him. :-)

Posted by: Julie at July 22, 2003 1:53 PM

A summer or two ago, I was in Harvard Sq. on my lunch hour, and there were some Lyndon LaRouche supporters there, replete with table and literature. As one approached me, flyers in hand, I said, "You mean he's out of jail after using all those credit card numbers he fished out of the trash?"

The man was not happy. Oh, well!

Posted by: Patti M. at July 22, 2003 3:30 PM

By the way, I vote for "War on Using 9/11 For Political Gain." This should be obviously disgusting, but I guess pols have a higher nausea level than I do.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 22, 2003 3:31 PM

1. Kucinich, Cong. Dennis, OH - Democrat (99%)
2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (95%)
3. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (87%)

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 22, 2003 5:08 PM

1. Kucinich, Cong. Dennis, OH - Democrat (100%)
2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (94%)
3. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (81%)
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23. Bush, George W. - US President (14%)

I knew I didn't agree with George the Lesser. I just didn't realize how much I didn't agree with him.

It's amazing how a man can have high approval ratings for getting a large number of Americans killed while another man lies because he cheted on his wife and gets impeached.

I'm moving to Australia.

Posted by: Brian W. at July 23, 2003 12:09 PM

Are you a Dean supporter? If so, come to my blog and post your url in the comments section so I can add you to my master blogroll of Dean-friendly bloggers. Thanks!

Posted by: Laura in DC at October 19, 2003 1:20 PM

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