Notes on the Atrocities
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Monday, August 25, 2003  

Incidentally, Howard Dean was in town yesterday (or Dean Howard, if you were watching our local NBC affiliate). Owing to fatigue, I lolled on the couch, listlessly cursing the clouds for being so chicken this summer. Thus I can offer no first hand accounts of his visit. A shame, really, because I would like to have compared his speech to Dennis Kucinich's, one of the most inspiring I've seen.

Still, coming as close as it did after the President's visit, I can offer a few comparisons:

Cost to visit candidate privately: Bush - $2,000; Dean - $1,000

Attendence at the private visit: Bush - 500+; Dean - 60.

Number who attended candidates' free public speech: Bush - 0; Dean - 3,000-5,000.

Number in attendence at free speech protesting candidates' visit: Bush - 3,000 - 7,000; Dean - none reported.

Current totals raised for campaign (estimated): Bush - $50 million; Dean - $14 million.

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