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Saturday, Nov 22, 2003, 10:00 pm

Why Dean has won the nomination.

By Aaron Sarver

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1. As our pubisher Jeff says, " It's convenient that Dean is running a 21st Century campaign."

Dean is running the smartest, most efficient campaign. This isn't lost on Dem party insiders.

2. Even though I am a Kucinich supporter, many of my friends are Deanies. Most of them only have cell phones, which means they are not getting counted in polling. Think about this in regards to Bush's numbers too.

3. SEIU and AFSCME endorsements are more important that other unions because they are more organized for campaigns than the old industrial unions that have endorsed Gephardt.

4. Dean supporters are more motivated than other candidates supporters. In state X if Kerry and Dean are both polling 10 percent, Dean will win the day. He has supporters organizing independently of the campaign and they will be much more likely to turn out on primary day.

5. Dean has the money. And he can get his message out without spending huge chunks of cash on TV ads, which other candidates do.

Hope someone reads this.



Aaron Sarver is an independent audio producer and writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in In These Times, The Chicago Reader,, and on Free Speech Radio News. For nearly three years he produced and co-hosted the radio program, Fire on the Prairie, which featured interviews with progressive writers and activists, and is archived at

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