Thursday, June 02, 2005

Dems Fundraising is Tanking Under Dean

One hundred days into his tenure as the high-energy, higher-decibel chairman of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean is in trouble with party moneybags. Some big donors are sitting on their wallets.

The bottom line: Republicans have $26.2 million in the bank vs. $7.2 million for the Dems.

According to his defenders, Dean is doing just fine in the money wars. Internet and direct-mail appeals have started pulling in $1 million a week, says party spokeswoman Karen Finney, and the chairman 'is pleased overall with [the pace of] fund-raising.' Former DNC Chair Steve Grossman, a close ally, says Dean 'is becoming more comfortable with [asking for money] by the day.' Dean may yet find ways to build bridges to reluctant donors, but few think he'll ever be another Terry McAuliffe, the human money machine whom he replaced. 'McAuliffe was like a vacuum cleaner,' says Rutgers University political scientist Ross K. Baker. 'Dean is kind of a dustpan.'


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic Party is a fraud (though Dean might be one of the real ones). Why should anyone give money to people who won't fight anyway?

We won Florida both times, Ohio both times. Kerry and the Dems did nothing.

Don't vote, it only validates a scam.

2:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean is not your mainstream Democrat and that is why he didn't win the primary and he has no support from Democrats that are threatened by him because they are just as big of hypocrites as the repugs, if not more so. If he would have won the nomination he would have become President.

Yea, give your money to the Republican Party that likes to fight (Iraq).

Don’t vote, that is a great solution – NOT.

11:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote where it can be counted. Or as Anon at 2:34 AM might have better worded: Do not vote where it is not, or can not, be proved to count. Otherwise your presence in a scam-able voting booth, validates a scam-able voting booth no matter how you vote.

I will never again so passively walk up to, or away from, a paperless electronic vote "machine", without shoving the tool of cons to the damn ground. Yes I want to vote, but if the public does not DEMAND a countable, and re-countable verification upon demand system, I will never lend my counted presence in front of such a bullshit system. That is what Anon might be referring to.

Few people truly mean to "not vote" because they think they themselves don't count (or matter in that sense). But my very own grandpa, I could go on at length as to why he's a respectable, "America lov'n patriot", but even he understands the con of being counted at the polls, yet having no confidence that his vote was actually tallied where he intended it to go. He's old and admits "I don't know too much about those newfangled electronic devices, and I'm sure they could help speed up tabulating, but a receipt.... come on".... "It's a con, and I won't show my face at the doorstep of a con."

4:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donate to John Conyers. He is investigating and reporting on the voter fraud...the Downing Street other words, things that matter in a democracy. When other Dems take a position, they will have earned their donations, otherwise, who needs two Republican is enough ....thank you very much.

7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republicans, Democrats and Big Business have morphed into one monolithic entity. The players shuffle back and forth from government to big business (Cheney from Haliburton to VP, Rumsfeld from Searle to Sec. of Defense. etc.)
The huge machine exists to appropriate more power to itself at the expense of the American People.
If the Democrats had been a viable counter to the Republicans, there would have been a huge outcry over the exit polls being 6 percentage points out of sync with the ostensible vote count and any number of treasonable offenses by the bush administration.
The whole thing is a big dog and pony show designed to distract the people from the looting of their treasury.

12:48 am  
Anonymous nikto said...

So Dean doesn't rake in the MegaBuck$ like McCauliffe.

Know why?

He doesn't perform fellatio on big corporate donors like McCauliffe does.

Dean's appeal is to the grass roots--The REAL PEOPLE, not the greedy corporate bigwigs who are taking control of more and more of the Democratic party every day.

I'll take Dean over most Democrats (including the corporatized Clintons, Kerry and Edwards) ANY F'N DAY OF THE WEEK.

Maybe about half the Democratic Party should just cut the bullshit and join the GOP, where their corporatized hearts really
are anyway.

7:28 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean is part of the Elite crowd, made to look like an alternative, when in reality he is for the same thing everyone in politics is now..screwing the poor while the rich get what they want. If you want real democracy, start voting for third parties,get THEM into Congress in 2006, give money and support to real politicians trying to make a difference, like Conyers or Paul. It's time to stop falling into the Dem vs. GOP trap.

9:56 pm  

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