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  •  Well... (9+ / 0-)

    Dr. Dean said he was going to get more active with Democracy for America.

    Perhaps we need an inspirational leader on the left.

    •  Better to have an inspiration leader (3+ / 0-)

      on the left, with a job in the government, where they really can effect change.

      Sign the Healthcare Not Warfare petition at http://pdamerica.org/

      by number nine dream on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 11:12:16 PM PST

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      •  After 2004... (0+ / 0-)

        ...I reconnected with a lot of family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances that hadn't seen much of me for almost two years.  These folks were from all walks of life, all ages, different political leanings, different backgrounds. They were not involved in politics at all.

        I felt a little like someone who had returned from a foreign land that they had heard a good bit about, but had never visited, and never planned to visit, but they were curious. "How was your trip? What was it like"?

        Many times, I quoted the line about how, if you want to change things, you gotta get elected first." It was amazing...all these different people, and they all said exactly the same thing: "If they can't figure out how to effect change without being elected to office, they won't be able to figure how to change things when they are in office, either."

        Out of the mouths of political babes...

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