January 30, 2004
Is Duck, M.D. Reading TAM?
Probably not since I'm not part of the Deaniac echo chamber. Here's what Dr. Dean's new campaign manager, Roy Neel, posted to the campaign weblog:
Our goal for the next two and a half weeks is simpleóbecome the last-standing alternative to John Kerry after the Wisconsin primary on February 17.
It's similar to what I wrote Wednesday:
Look for Wisconsin, my home state, as a good chance for Duck, M.D.'s last stand. Madison, being a college town and all-around loopy Left area, should come out strong for the anti-war Dean, M.D. On February 17, there will also be a Republican Senate primary to choose Sen. Russ Feingold's opponent. That will keep Republicans from crossing over further concentrating the Left vote. If Duck, M.D. can't win in a situation like that, then stick a fork in him, he's done.
This makes Wisconsin's 02.17 primary and 02.15 Presidential debate very interesting. That assumes, of course, Sen. John Kerry doesn't run the table next week and be virtually unstoppable by winning Michigan and Washington a few days later.
A UW-Milwaukee poli-sci professor told the Journal Sentinel, "Given that he's for all practical purposes run out of money, it could be that Wisconsin will be his last stand. It could be kind of a Custer's last stand, too."
Dean, M.D. plans on being in Milwaukee Sunday. Even if the Packers aren't playing in the Super Bowl that day, campaigning then will be ignored by football-crazies. Since his money-problems have stopped him from buying campaign ads, Duck, M.D. will need lots of free media I'll give you details about the event when I get them.