Snowe for President?
The BDN takes a look at a fledgling online campaign to recruit Olympia Snowe to run for president in 2008.
I spoke with the man behind www.olympiasnowe2008.com, 25 year-old Simon Dodd of Indiana, yesterday by email and got a look at the website that's currently in development.
The site goes into great detail about the Senator's record and history and attempts to make the case that her brand of Republican moderacy is exactly what the country needs. The following appears under the headline "Why Olympia Snowe?":
First, Senator Snowe will absolutely demolish any nominee that can be fielded by the other party, winning the 2008 election with a huge majority that cuts across the "red/blue divide"; Second, Senator Snowe will return the Republican party to the center of politics, where polls have repeatedly shown the majority of Americans reside.
What the site makes little mention of is how exactly a pro-choice, nominally pro-gay rights woman who voted against Clinton's impeachment is supposed to win the Republican nomination. The only mention of this detail is in the "campaign strategy" section which explains the need to "Form and develop a clear rationale for advocating Sen. Snowe's contesting (and winning) the 2008 primary" and "Identify and analyze potential primary competitors, such as Sens. McCain and Frist, Secretary Rice, or former Speaker Gingrich; form arguments for supporting Sen. Snowe over those candidates."
But hey, maybe there's something to this. As Dodd says in his email:
What's really strange is that three weeks ago, I didn't know if anyone else was going to be even vaguely interested in this idea, and now we're gettting 150+ hits every week and the press is interested. I think those things say absolutely nothing about any efforts we've made, and a great deal about the Senator's credibility as a candidate. All we did was couple the words "Olympia Snowe" and "potential President", and her record speaks to people for itself.
The site will eventually be up at www.olympiasnowe2008.com and their blog is located here.
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