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  •  asdf (4.00)
    I've been hoping for a while that Dean would swing this way.  

    With the GOP swinging ever more authoritarian and totally losing any cred about financial responsibility, the dems have the space to pick up BOTH the libertarians AND the fiscal conservatives.

    And having something of a libertarian streak myself, I wholeheartedly support it.

    A lot of western states ... Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, have been on the border in the last few elections as it is.  These are people who don't like big brother.

    I stole this sig from someone cleverer than me.

    by IdahoEv on Mon Jul 18, 2005 at 10:21:52 AM PDT

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    •  The Dean You're Hearing (4.00)
      Is Vermont Governor Dean.  Vermont has an awful lot in common culturally with the mountain staets of the west.  (After all, it's our own New England scale mountain state!)  A place that has never been terribly wealthy, but where people have deep ties to the land and by hard work people make a living and get by, where they expect the government to spend their scarce tax dollars wisely and well, where the individual right to be left alone is central to the strong communities built on that premise.  Where principles of personal and civic responsibility are still thriving.
      •  Exactly the Point I Made to the New Chair (none)
        The new Montana Chair hadn't looked past the hype to where Dean had been Governor.  Tried to explain to him the points that you made.  Now that had a Paul like conversion and had his picture taken, he may begin to put two and two together.

        There are only two kinds of Montanans, those who love Montana and those who want to use Montana.

        by MontanaMaven on Tue Jul 19, 2005 at 02:08:34 AM PDT

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