A Plan to Win

The Iowa Democratic caucuses were thefirst test for the contenders, and their organizations, in the race to become the Democratic Party's nomination as it's candidate for the 2004 presidential election.This year's Iowa caucuses can help develop a plan to win for the 2008 caucuses by learning from Dean's mistakes and Kerry's winning strategies.
Dean's organization was filed with inexperienced, ill trained campaign workers, who did not know how to categorize voters, often having low standards for Ones.They lacked discipline and structure and conflicted with Dean's senior staff.As shown in Kerry's organization, relationships play a key role in how successful the candidate is.Dean did not have a partnership with his campaign manager, Joe Trippi.I was said, in the article "Turning Point" in the July 19th issue of U.S. News & World Report, that their relationship was "dysfunctional" andthat Trippi often "refused to take call from Dean on the road.Not only did Dean not build relationships with his organization, more importantly he didn't build one with voters.Unlike the rest of the contenders Howard dean did not give something for the voters to identify with.He admitted his failure to make a more human connection with voters hurt him.However this wasn't Dean's only failure,Dean and his campaign were full of mistakes, blunders, and confusion.Dean told U.S. News that "the three things I wanted to do are change the Democratic party, change the country and become president of the United States… in that order."That raised the question: Did Dean really want this?If you were to ask that question about Kerry the answer would've been absolutely Yes.The statement Dean made did not give the people confidence that he could take on Bush.
John Kerry on the other hand had faithful people that were working hard for him.Kerry&a…

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