I went to Windham on September 12th to see Howard Dean make a stump speech in someone's backyard. Apparently, about 300 people showed up on a Friday night to hear what he had to say. Actually the audience seemed to consist mostly of yuppies. I liked what he had to say and was surprised that he appears more "electable" (read: appealing to a broad audience) than many columnists have tried to portray him. Right now I'm listening to the speech Dean made in Boston the other day. I'm impressed. He's not afraid to oppose Bush's boneheaded policies, and he has real alternatives. Other candidates hope to win by agreeing with Bush (I hiss at Lieberman) or by ignoring him (Kucinich says he doesn't mention Bush in his speeches because he wants to run a positive, optimistic campaign. fooey to that!).
Here are some pictures from Dean's Windham stop:
Dean also made a stop at the Eagle-Tribune world headquarters in North Andover to be interrogated by the editorial staff. Even Über-Republican fanatic Ken Johnson wrote a positive column about Dean after the encounter. After the meeting fellow Dean groupie, Kate, and I posed with the gov'na for this photo. (Wow, his neck is bigger than my head!) (oh, and that's Al White behind us looking on with envy)
Isn't it interesting that I probably wouldn't nearly have been as politically conscious were it not for Bush's failure as a president and his outrageous, offensive, and down-right nasty decisions? Thanks, George! I hope you enjoy clearing brush at your Crawford ranch; you'll be spending much more quality time there after 2004...