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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

AmericansForRice

ABC News: The Note: What Do Mindy and Katie Think About Iran's Nuclear Capability?: "AmericansForRice, the first major Web-based movement to urge Secretary Rice to run for President, will be expanding its online presence in the next few weeks.
Matt May, formerly a C-SPAN archivist, will be their blogmaster. And the group will soon install a dedicated phone line to reach its staff, which, while it ain't a fundraising team or a caucus commitment, is a good place to start. AmericansForRice is the brainchild of Dr. Richard Mason, a Miami Republican, and has active co-chairs in at least three other states. Mason and his allies plan to seed movements in all 50 states."


I really can't see Dr. Rice as too much of a politician. While it is obvious that being National Security Advisor and Secretary of State are such high profile jobs that they are political in nature, I haven't seen her excel in this whatsoever. Not to mention, that it's not really clear what her views on domestic issues are, and therefore, not clear what her appeal to the Republican base would be.

Either way, it's something to be aware of. The Draft Russ website wasn't started by anyone employed by the media (like this), nor party insiders (like Draft Wesly Clark). Just two dudes from Iowa - a student and a food bank worker.

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