One Father For Dean
A Father and His Politics....

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Ward Sutton Cartoon from The Village Voice 

We need everyone on board, whichever candidate's ship is sailing....

An "Unelectable" cartoon, from a month back, too...

Maps, Maps and More Maps 

From CommonWealth Magazine (Boston, MA), an interesting 10-region breakout of American voting / demographics / geography.

Some over at Daily Kos have minor critiques of the breakout, but there is also mention of a book (Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways In America) that looks interesting, for the political demographics of initial British immigration to America.... I wonder if it meshes somewhat with my thoughts on Mountain Men, Minutemen, Grange Men and Union Men?...

Friday, December 12, 2003

The Color of Money 

Another useful tool with insight on who is contributing to political campaigns....

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Positive Feedback From The Black Commentator 

Both the full content and commentary on Governor Dean's December 7th address regarding race, Republicans and their decades long "Southern Strategy".

I wrote my note to ABC News on the belittlement of Sharpton, Braun and Kucinich during the New Hampshire debate the other night; and I completely agree that Governor Dean benefits for their inclusion in the process. He (and we) need the strong liberal outliers to drive pragmatic solutions (and solvers) into the middle of the electorate. That most assuredly includes addressing matters of race by going to the heart of matters for everyone: jobs, healthcare and education....

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Somewhere Out There (A Thousand Points of "Here"), Lies My Democratic Heart 

Jay Rosen at the PressThink weblog has a very good entry in response to the most recent NYT Magazine article on the Dean Connection.

This comes very close to explaining the "why now, why Dean?" question that we all get very often - to quote James Carville, "It's the freedom to change, stupid".