2008 Who’s the Dean of ‘08?
posted by June 22 at 10:55 AMon
Personally, I don’t think anyone is going to be the Dean of ‘08.
This is such a fundamentally different race than we saw in 2004, and such a settled field of contenders (even the undeclared wild-cards are known and being polled about), that looking for the Dean of ‘08 is a waste of time, a reliving of the past, a fighting of the last battle — take your pick of dismissive cliché.
At this moment in the 2004 presidential race, the early hints of Mr. Dean’s rise were first being detected. His strong anti-war sentiment was appealing to Democratic activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and across the country. And through low-cost fundraising on the Internet, his contributions in the second quarter of 2003 nearly tripled from the first…
The Obama campaign, along with several of his rivals, is hoping to pick up where Mr. Dean’s presidential bid left off – at least where political creativity is concerned – by seizing on the power of the Internet to raise money, stir excitement and mobilize supporters across the country.