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tacocat  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bernie endorses Joe

This seems to me like a repeat of 2004 when the Dems were so determined to beat the incumbent they decided they couldn't risk nominating someone who people were excited about or showed any shred of human emotion himself

kleinbl00  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dean would have been a competent, centrist, charismatic bureaucrat of a leader. He's the kind of guy who would have gone to the mattresses over something wonky like proportional voting. But he understood the internet, therefore he petrified the Democratic establishment, therefore they shiv'd him.

tacocat  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then they made him DNC chair and he helped get Obama elected.

The republicans on the other hand didn't think they could handle Trump and when he won said, "Fine. I guess we're openly fascist now."

uhsguy  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I also vaguely remember being excited about Dean but then the Democratic Party killed his chances. I’m not sure what the real story was there I’m sure it wasn’t just about the dean scream but I was too young to understand that at the time and bought into that bullshit

tacocat  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Dean scream was overplayed in the media but it definitely helped end his campaign. I would like not to seem like I'm getting into media conspiracy territory but I will say I got into Noam Chomsky a year or two after that election