Dean to barnstorm through Deep South

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    Democrats in Dixie fear former gov’s liberal contagion
    By Alexander Bolton


    Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who made a spirited bid to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination by running to the left of most of the field, will soon take his message to the Deep South in an effort to help Democrats.

    In particular, Dean plans to target the district of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who engineered a redrawing of Texas’s congressional districts that could net the GOP five House seats in the Lone Star State.

    But some Southern Democrats would prefer that Dean raise money for them from afar, noting that their hopes for victory on Election Day depend on wooing conservative Democrats and even disenchanted Republicans.

    When Dean seemed poised to win the presidential nomination late last year — before his spectacular collapse in the Iowa caucuses — vulnerable Southern Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about the impact he would have on their races. Those conservative Democrats were particularly concerned about Dean’s outspoken anti-war and pro-gay-rights stances.

    But whether they like it or not, Dean may be coming to a neighborhood near them.
    Dean will announce the specifics of his planned tour through the South within “the next couple of weeks,” said an aide.

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    Yahoo, here comes Doctor Dean.
     
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    In 2000, Bush carried Mississippi and Alabama with 58 and 56 percent of the vote, respectively. He carried Texas and Louisiana with 59 and 53 percent of the vote, respectively.

    “Of those states, three of the four are absolutely, positively guaranteed for Bush, so [Dean] can only do so much harm,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, referring to Dean’s potential impact on Kerry’s chances in the South. Dean “has no appeal [there] except to hard-core Democratic liberals, and there just aren’t that many of them in those states. It’s an odd place for him to campaign.”

    “I couldn’t imagine that he was sent by Kerry,” Sabato added.

    Kerry’s campaign declined to comment.


    That's cuz Hill & Bill sent him....."
     
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    Its all a show. They knew Kerry couldnt win. Thats why hes in there. So she gets her shot in 2008. Thats the main event. I hope Condi decides to run.
     
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    Condi/Guiliani vs Hillary/??? would be interesting no?:D
     

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