How To Build A Better Democrat

Fire the consultants, find some core values and speak from the heart, and then maybe one of the candidates will have a chance against Bush

Two days after George W. Bush strutted across the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in full fighter-pilot regalia--an image we may see from time to time between now and Election Day--the nine Democrats running for President of the U.S. held their first debate of the 2004 campaign. No more than 10 minutes into it, two of those Democrats, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Howard Dean of Vermont, had entangled themselves in a ridiculous scuffle over the issue of gay rights. Not that they disagreed. Both are staunch advocates of equal rights and "civil unions." But Kerry believed that Dean had...

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