May 14, 2004

Open Thread: May 14th

Today is the 200th anniversary of the departure of Lewis and Clark on their famous journey across the country to the Pacific. We're down to just over ten weeks until the primary election, so lets see what's on your mind in today's open thread.

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April 12, 2004

Open Thread

Happy 67th Birthday to the National Labor Relations Act! Also, 50 years ago, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock. All this and more, on today's Open Thread.

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February 18, 2004

Open thread: Whatcha got on your mind?

The immediate, vigorous, and downright rambunctious response we've had to the Haines for Congress blog shouldn't surprise anybody. The folks who already know Doug understand full well that it's precisely that genuine openness to real dialogue that marks Doug as a different kind of politician: he's not waiting for you to finish talking so he can give you his pre-packaged spiel on topic whatever, but instead is actually listening to what you have to say. So let's hear it. On this thread, any subject from the sublime to the serendipitous is fair game. What're ya waitin' for?

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February 16, 2004

Got questions for Doug? Bring 'em on!

There's been a lot of talk lately on some blogs (especially dailykos.com) about having candidates fill out questionnaires when they seek donations from bloggers. I agree that it's very important that potential donors know something about a candidate who wants their support -- beyond the fact that he or she is running in a targeted district. With that in mind, I invite all of you out there to submit as many questions for me as you'd like, and I'll answer them as quickly as I can here, and then combine all of them and post the results as a comprehensive questionnaire on my website. If I'm going to ask for your money, you deserve to know where I stand on the issues that matter to you. Email your questions to me at doug@hainesforcongress.com, or post them on this thread of our blog. I look forward to getting you acquainted with where I stand.

Doug

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