Gary Hart's memo to Howard Dean
Howard Dean is crediting Gary Hart with pushing him to choose Denver for the 2008 Convention. From the Denver Post:
For nearly 25 years, Gary Hart has pushed Democrats to switch their political focus from regaining the South to winning the West. Perhaps, then, it's fitting that the former senator received some of the credit for the Democratic National Convention's landing in Denver.
Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Hart's paper on how the Democrats might go about capturing the West - and therefore the White House - made a difference in choosing Denver over New York. "I have long believed that the essence of a Democratic victory goes through the West," Dean said. "If we are going to have a national party, we are going to have to have Westerners to vote Democratic again on a reliable basis."
Cue Gary Hart:
"This is structural change. It could influence the presidential pick," Hart said Thursday. "Every candidate in both parties will have to address Western issues, which aren't race and cultural. They are resource issues, like energy development and property rights." ...
Hart's 10-point political strategy begins with advising Democrats to condemn a recent Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for governments to take private property for public purposes and ends with suggesting candidates talk about principles - "integrity, honor, courage, accountability" - instead of values, which tend to be associated with the religious right.
Thank you, Senator Hart.
Your Personal Note:
August Nevada debate to focus on "Western Issues"
Posted by: nv upnorth | Jan 16, 2007 9:32:11 AM
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