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From the Switch2Dean Blog:
I haven't voted since McGovern and
have become very cynical about politics
over the years. I understand the power
elite that runs our country, regardless
of which party is in the White House,
and try to educate myself and my children
about it, but I haven't had any sense
that it could be defeated. Then I heard
one of Dean's campaign speeches and
I started crying, and I couldn't stop.
Something had touched my heart and
given me hope that I had thought was
gone forever. It started to dawn on
me that Dean could really change the
country, and that together, we could
bring honesty and honor and intelligence,
and caring, and the sense that we're
all working together to build a great
country that really can lead the world
not control the world. My name is Tom
Luciani and I just registered to vote
in Ca. I am a reclaimed voter for Howard
I never thought in a million years
that I would leave the Independents
and support a Democrat, but Dean
has everything I've been looking
for in a President. He's the first
in a long line of Presidential
candidates to take a stand and
tell it like it is.
Dean seems to understand what it is
that "We the People" need
in a leader and he doesn't discount
that we have the power to vote him
in or out of office.
After years of being independent,
I'm voting for Dean.
Thank you Howard for your honesty
and liveliness. It's refreshing to
find someone like you running for office!
--Ken in Wisconsin
My husband and I were Republicans
for years, but find the far right
policies of the party and particularly
this administration distasteful
and wrong. We know from our travels
and conversations with friends
from other countries how people
all over t the world fear and dislike
George W. Bush. Another four years
of this administration may do such
harm to our economy, our environment
and international relations that
we may never recover. Howard Dean
says it like it is and has never
wavered from his basic message.
We have switched party affiliation
and support Howard Dean.
My hometown is Sioux City, Iowa where
my aunt Ollie still lives. My aunt
is a life-long Republican who voted
for GWBush. She won't make that mistake
again. I will be going to Sioux City
to help with the Iowa primary on January
19, which also happens to be her 92nd
birthday. My aunt will join me in supporting
--Elizabeth in Menlo Park, CA
I've never voted for a Democrat for
President before. However, Bush's
radical administration got my attention
the first week he was in office,
and I realized I had to start paying
more attention to what our government
was up to. Things got worse and worse,
and last spring I finally realized
that to stop our country from certain
disaster we must unite against the
new radical republican party before
it is too late. It did not take me
too long to figure out that Howard
Dean was the ONLY candidate for President
to do it. In fact, his courage, his
candor, and his intelligent sizing
up of events as they happen (and
not as they are spun by the media
and pushed by Washington insiders)
convinced me that he has what it
takes to turn this country around.
--No More Bush
I'm doing all I can to help elect Dean.
Seniors need to get into the fight
to take back our country!!
I voted for George Bush in 2000. I
helped campaign for the Louisiana Senatorial
campaign for a Republican Senator.
I made the switch to save our country
from destruction. I firmly believe
that we are on the road to bankruptcy,
cancellation of Social Security and Medicare,
and global isolation. We are losing
our friends and allies.
I made the switch
to move our country forward, to take
our country back, to
deliver it to the people. I made
the switch to give my children a reason
for hope rather than fear.
We need a change.
Howard Dean gives me hope that it is
I had been a life-long politically
active Republican. In '92, I was
named a "rising star in Iowa
politics" by the Waterloo Courier
for my role in a come from behind
State Senate race. The Republican
party left me in the years since
and I left politics all together.
I became disenchanted and pessimistic
of my party. Just two weeks ago,
I finally changed my affiliation,
so that I may support Howard Dean
in our caucus.
George Bush has proven
to be a "stealth
candidate" for the radical right,
special interests and corporate America.
We, as a government, of, by and for
the people must stand up and be counted.
Howard Dean is doing just that, with
over 500,000 other Americans behind
him!! He is inspiring, determined and
not one to be bullied around. He is
leading the fight against them in new,
innovative ways. America is yearning
for change. It is up to each of us
to get behind him, bring additional
people to the cause and fight for what
we know is right. THIS IS THE SECRET
TO THE "DEAN PHENOMENOM".
Dean caught the establishment of the
Democrats off guard. Now its time for
the Republicans and George W. Bush.
Go Dean, Go!!
I supported Bush in 2000. His vision
for our foreign policy was more inspiring
than Gore's, and he promised to bring
our troops home.
Instead he's squandered
the goodwill that existed for our
9/11, and he's making our country
a more dangerous place to be each day
he's in office.
My name is Omar, a college student,
an Independent, and if Dean takes
the Democratic Party in the right
I'll soon be a Democrat, too.
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