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Wednesday, November 03, 2004
What Could Have Been
Just like four years ago, when I supported a different candidate in the Dem primary than finally won, I can't help but think what could have been if we had nominated a different guy. It's impossible to know, and I'm interested in what you all think (post in the comments below), but given what you learned, how would Dean have done against Bush yesterday? What about Gephardt?
All along one of my major arguments for Dean was that he neutralizes Bush's main strengths - plainspokenness and steadfast commitment to an idea. Dean did the exact same thing, just to the totally opposite side on most issues. So rather than being about trust and decisiveness, the election really would have been about the war - and I always felt that that's where the Dems win. What do you guys think?
Some yesterday said if we had nominated someone likeable like Gephardt, we also wouldn't have had a race here. I don't know.