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Howard Dean speaks in Harvard Square, kind of (english)
03 Aug 2003
Massachusetts Dean supporters roll out high-tech soapbox
On Saturday night, as the last of the CAPOS (Coalition of Anarchists and Progressives Occupying the Square) ended their second consecutive weekly demonstration, a handful of Howard Dean supporters brought the insurgent candidate's message to Harvard Square, projecting a speech given by the candidate at a campaign stop in Lebanon, NH.

Curious onlookers, some who recognized the former Vermont governor, and some who didn't, stopped to listen to the larger than life image of the candidate as he expounded on varied issues, including his opposition to the war in Iraq.

The volunteers used a data projector and DVD player running on a battery, but lacked powered speakers so that the audio was provided by the projector, which was barely up to the task. Volunteers collected email addresses on behalf of the campaign and answered questions ranging from "Who is that?" to "Can he really win?"

Known for his successful internet-based grassroots campaigning which has placed him in a tie for first place in Iowa and New Hampshire, Dean continues to defy the message being touted by the Democratic establishment and corporate media that he is "too liberal" and "unelectable", while the left begins to wonder if he is liberal enough, given his high approval rating from the NRA, among other concerns. As conservatives claim to relish a Dean run, calling him "another McGovern", pundits on the corporate media have begun to give their interpretations of his success thus far (Dean raised more than any other Democratic presidential candidate in the last quarter) some deigning to call him the front runner, while speculating about a Hillary Clinton candidacy should Dubya begin to look vulnerable.
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