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March 11, 2004

Kerry on "My Dinner with Howard"

By Jim Dallas

John Kerry sends a letter out to the (former) Deaniacs --

Dear Jim,

Yesterday, Howard Dean joined me to discuss how we move forward in our fight to change America. As we walked into campaign headquarters and together were greeted enthusiastically by so many of our hardworking staff and volunteers, I felt more certain than ever that we will win this fight.

During the primary campaign much was made of the differences between Howard and I, but here's the truth: we have plenty in common, and it begins with a vision to change this country.

We're determined to put people ahead of special interests, provide healthcare to every American, protect our environment, and use energy wisely. We share a strong commitment to make America safe and secure. And we will put the millions of Americans who lost their jobs during George W. Bush's presidency back to work.

Howard Dean has provided an unprecedented contribution to our party by bringing so many into the political process, and by reminding America of the power of grassroots politics. For that I thank him, and ask Howard's supporters to focus that same energy on the task at hand.

Winning this election will be a challenge like no other. If the past few weeks are any indication, the Republican attack machine will pull out every trick in the book to distract from the issues at stake.

The future of our country depends now on unity between all those determined to create change. Working together, I know we will turn our country around.

I look forward to engaging in a conversation with many of you in the next many months as I travel from state to state to share my vision of a better America.

Thank you always for your incredible support and determination to put America back on track.

Warm regards,

[John Kerry]

P.S. As Howard and his supporters have shown, the Internet is a powerful tool to spread our message, so please use this medium to mobilize, communicate, and advance our cause. Join our online community at www.johnkerry.com, or visit www.blogforamerica.com and voice your opinion.

P.P.S. As you know, your contributions drive our campaign. Please contribute $25, $50 or $100 now to fund the fight.

Note that blogforamerica.com now appears to be an official wing of the Kerry campaign.

Which is a good thing, of course. Anybody But Bush.

Now, if only we can figure out how to merge the Dean and Kerry Meet-Ups....

(As of now, there doesn't appear to be a Kerry Meet-Up in Galveston County; although I know Dean had one going on for a while down here).

Posted by Jim Dallas at March 11, 2004 03:22 PM | TrackBack


I got one, too.

Posted by: Byron L at March 11, 2004 03:28 PM

P.P.P.S. And since I have no policy ideas of my own, you can take my word, for now at least, that I will be adopting Howard Dean's, along with his "liars and crooks" rhetoric.

Posted by: BoiFromTroy at March 11, 2004 03:37 PM

Hmmmm. The last time I visited the BlogForAmerica, the level of bickering, insulting and backbiting was so high, I left my computer alone for a day to let it cool off...

Haven't been back to see what the tone is now that several days have passed since THE MEETING.

Dean Democrats can't lose sight of the fact that even though our guy isn't going to be President in 2004, GEORGE W. BUSH CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN OFFICE. Lots of "I'll write in Dean's name!" and "By God, I'll vote for Nader!" going on the day I visited the blog (which was the day after THE MEETING.)

Some Deaniacs can't see the forest for the outspoken, honest, common-sense tree who organized us and motivated us for the past year. I hope it settles down over there. Crowd control has to be a priority now for Dean, and it's one helluva emotional bunch. This group has to be galvanized to come together in support of the Democratic nominee and focus on not only WINNING, but reshaping the party in the mold Dean has so helpfully provided.

Dean Democrats are a tough crowd---we expect more than most, we have the world's lowest tolerance for bullshit, and we remain deeply in debt to the man who got us involved in the first place. BUT THE REASON WE UNITED BEHIND HIM WAS TO DEFEAT THE RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS BEHIND DUBYA. And if we lose sight of that common goal, we're toast.

Posted by: Deanocrat at March 13, 2004 10:07 PM
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