How Our Opponents See the Race

This morning, Howard Dean sent out an email about this year’s election. It said, in part:

John McCain will be the Republican nominee — he’s the only one with a reasonable path to the nomination.
So how do we beat him? We stand up — right now — start fighting, and show the American people that he’s not who they think he is.
John McCain is a media darling, but don’t trust his carefully-crafted image – he’s worked for years to brand himself. From Iraq to health care, Social Security to special interest tax cuts to ethics, he’s promising nothing more than a third Bush term.
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On immigration reform, he’s run as far to the right as he can, aligning himself with the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.
On the war, McCain scoffed at Bush’s call to leave troops in Iraq for 50 years, saying “Make it a hundred!”
On a woman’s right to choose, McCain has vowed to appoint judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
On the economy, one of the issues that the American people care most about, McCain has said: “I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.”
We can’t afford four more years with a President who drives the economy into the ground. We can’t afford four more years with a President who fights an endless war in Iraq. We can’t afford four more years with a President who gives tax cuts to companies who ship jobs overseas; with a President who can’t get every American the health care they deserve; with a President we just can’t trust.
I don’t just want to beat John McCain – I want it to be a landslide.

Reading Dean’s plea for funds reminds me that I’ve never yet heard a Democrat say that there is hardly any difference between John McCain and Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
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