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Cliche Alert: HowardDean-dot-bomb

After the internet candidate boom comes the internet candidate bust: Gothamist notes that between the management shuffling and asking employees to skip their next paycheck, the Dean campaign "smells a little too much like some of the start-ups we worked at." Salon wonders if Dean is really "nothing more than a pet food-selling sock puppet." Our favorite analogy so far: Dean as the "Kozmo.com" candidate -- a great idea, lots of loyal fans, but ultimately unworkable. And where the hell was Mrs. Kozmo, anyway?


UPDATE: It's such a cliche that collecting examples of the metaphor is cliche! Who knew? [WP]

This Is So Dot-Com [Gothamist]

Howard Dean's fatal system error [Salon]

Howard Dean Is (Was) a Bubble IPO [Infothought]

Howard Dean, Kozmo Kandidate [Electablog]

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There was a time, a few months ago, when everyone had written off Elizabeth Warren. Well, not me, because I am a fabulous genius, but lots of other people. The "very reasonable" talking heads on all the various news channels, the kind of people who used to say things like "Oh, we'd like universal health care too, but 'the people' will never go for it!" but who definitely did not actually want universal health care for any reason, and even the Trump campaign. Though, to be fair, the Trump campaign didn't think Trump had much of a chance of winning in 2016 either.

But now, as more and more people hear her speak, hear her plans, hear what she wants to do and how she wants to do it... Elizabeth Warren is rising up in the polls. She's a contender. In the most recent Quinnipiac poll, she was closing in on Sanders for second place nationally, and in California and Nevada polls, she's in second place.

And now, according to a report from Politico, the Trump campaign is now scrambling and panicking and... stalking her?

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