Friday, February 11, 2005

Kerry Works to Build Opposition Party

In a letter to almost 3 million supporters Kerry praised the incoming DNC Chair Howard Dean and asked his supporters to give Dean the resources he needs to build the party. (Read: Stand with Howard Dean) As a show of support, Kerry also transferred 1 million dollars from his campaign fund to the DNC to help fund grass roots efforts.

The LA Times, in an article about the new united democratic party also highlights Kerry's intention to stand up and take on President Bush.

Kerry, the Massachusetts senator and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, lashed Bush's record on healthcare in a speech one week after the president's second inauguration. Al Gore, the 2000 Democratic nominee, gave his first speech criticizing Bush more than one year after Bush's 2001 inauguration.

Kerry is assuming a day-to-day opposition role unprecedented for recent presidential losers. He has even conferred with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who initially led the Labor Party when it was a minority in Parliament, on how to build an opposition party.


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