“We don’t want to waste what has been a very good two weeks,” says a Dean insider. “We want to position ourselves all the way into the fall.”
Bush adviser Karl Rove isn’t the only political maven using history as a guide to presidential politics. Dean has encouraged his staff to look at the 1976 Carter campaign and the early months of the Clinton campaign in 1992 as models for where he thinks his campaign should go.
“Nobody thought that Bill Clinton would be as strong a campaigner in 1992 as he turned out to be,” says the Dean aide. “But what everybody thought would be a four-year plan establishing him as a candidate for 1996 moved much faster than anyone could have expected because of the way things broke in 1992. We’re hoping that kind of situation develops here.”
Dean has already begun to lower expectations for the next fundraising reports, downplaying the need for him to match the $7 million he raised last quarter. One area that he refused to downplay is his Internet fundraising, telling associates he feels it important that they continue the fundraising pace online.p> SHORT A FEW GOOD MEN br> Senate Democrats are all but conceding it’ll be impossible for them to retake control given the way their recruitment for 2004 is going. Part of this private concession is due to Sen. Jon Corzine ‘s failure as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to find any suitable candidates to challenge Sen.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online