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No single endorsement, save that of next July's party convention, will
decide the winner of what remains a remarkably unsettled race for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
Historically, the Confederate flag is a symbol of the Democratic Party.
All right, so maybe Howard Dean could have thought of a better way of
reaching out to white Southern men than saying he wanted "to be the
candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pick
Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.
What would you do now in Iraq? is the question confronting the
Democratic presidential candidates.
CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)
In 2000, George W. Bush won 48 percent of the national vote, against a
combined total of 52 percent for Al Gore and Ralph Nader.
Not only Democrats but many Greens oppose a Nader run in 2004.
Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.
Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.