Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Media misperceives Dean as willing coprophagiac 

speakingcorpse writes:

This is an excellent article about the shit being sprayed at Howard Dean. He's been doing the right thing by "going on the offensive" in the last two days, attacking rivals and the establishment. He has to walk a tightrope. He can't actually lose his cool, or make mistakes. But he MUST make his adversarial relationship with the media and the Washington establishment EXPLICIT. Because no matter what he does, the relation WILL be adversarial. Only if he embraces this conflict can he give voters an option clearly defined with his own terms--vote for me BECAUSE these media bastards don't like me, because I'm doing something genuinely new that might make politics slightly less repulsive.
The media vs. Howard Dean
By Eric Boehlert

Democrats haven't voted yet, but reporters have got the story: The former Vermont governor is angry, gaffe-prone and unelectable. How do they know? Republicans, and anonymous Democrats, told them so.

An inspiring article on Dean, which I'd like to believe is true. In fact, it IS true, regardless of who or what Dean is. He has allowed himself to stand for practical hope, for an alternative to the closed and deadly "coprophagic" system. I am quite inclined to agree with a post I read on a Daily Kos message board last night, which said something like the following: with Dean, we stand a good chance of losing; with Clark we stand probably the same chance of losing; but only with Dean are we truly laying the groundwork for a different and better future.
What Dean Means

by Bill C. Davis

Howard Dean is a target not because he's the frontrunner but because he is a successful advocate for democracy. The question becomes, is democracy what the American people want? It's said often enough that we are, and proud to be, a democracy. But the fact it needs to be said so often betrays a different reality.


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