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My out-on-a-limb prediction

The Dean campaign is lowballing. The people who were shocked today by “the six million dollar man” are going to be awed tomorrow when the final numbers come out.

Dean has actually been running on electability. A lot of donors think that to be electable, you need to energize the base, while being both centrist and honest about the positions you use to appeal to the part of the party that stuffs envelopes and knocks on doors. Nothing succeeds like success, and the amount of success the DLC line has to show donors is nothing. The market among Democratic donors for something different is mainstream, not niche.

I’m guessing the number will break seven million.

Posted by dsws at June 30, 2003 12:48 PM