The Food Corner

In Fall 2003 the Dean campaign faced a major decision of whether to accept or opt out of federal matching funds.  Dean delivered a speech outlining the choice on November 5, 2003 and announced he would put the matter to a vote of his supporters.  They overwhelmingly approved the decision to opt out of public matching funds.  The campaign framed the decision as something of a second American Revolution.  On November 8, 2003, it staged an event in Burlington to sign a "declaration of independence from special interests."  The press release describing this event was headlined "The Tea is in the Harbor," a reference to the Boston Tea Party.

Judy Cadoret, who runs the site, was inspired to produce this image: