John Soat > IT Confidential: Spam Vs. Fund-Raising—A Clear Distinction > May 26, 2003” href=“http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=10100230”>It’s not like that money is going to buy Howard Dean a chance against George Bush. My guess is, the contributors thought they were sending money to the dean of Howard University, which could actually use it. You can always send your contributions, and your industry tips, to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 516-562-5326.
His comments were tongue in cheek, but this is exactly the kind of defeatist Bush-will-win-no-matter-what-we-do thinking that needs to be stopped in its tracks. Let John hear from you about why you think that $1m speaks volumes about what we can do next year. Keep it positive. No need to have the follow-up column be about the flame war from Dean’s supporters; it should be about the overwhelming grassroots support the Dean for America campaign enjoys.