Open Source in Politics
Posted Jan 15, 2004 3:11 UTC (Thu) by stonedown
In reply to: Open Source in Politics
Parent article: Open Source in Politics
If you want to bark at Dean, go for it. But, Dean is actually our best chance for reform in this area. His Net Advisory Net is a good indication of that.
Politicians do break their campaign promises, but Dean is a very special candidate. His main source of monetary support turns out not to be from unions or corporations, but from small donors like you and me. Ok, not like you. But, like me. If he is elected and sells us out, it will be at his own political peril.
I take the "you partisan people" label with some pride. I'm participating in the political process. What are you doing to try to make things better?
Just so you know a little more about me, I'm a slightly left of center independent, who reregistered as a Democrat for the sole purpose of voting for Dean. Like most Dean supporters, I've never participated in politics before.
The "Help the Democratic Party raise the money" link isn't mine. I don't donate to the Democratic Party, only to the Dean campaign and Moveon. The link you saw is displayed by the parent site which my diary resides on.
Finally, since I've mentioned Moveon, I feel the need to head off a possibly scathing attack on the so-called Moveon "advertisements" comparing Bush to Hitler. Moveon held a contest. There were over 100 entries, and two of them made allusions to Hitler or the Nazi party. These were nothing more than contest submissions, and they were voted down by the membership. Moveon has promised to screen this kind of stuff more carefully in the future.
OK, that's far more politics than should be posted here, but I wanted to respond to your comments.
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