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PRESS RELEASE


LaRouche: If the Democratic Party
Doesn't Include Me, It's `Dead Meat'

Dec. 15, 2003 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Presidential candidate's campaign committee, LaRouche in 2004.

In response to a question about his strategy toward the Democratic National Committee, asked at the conclusion of his December 12 webcast, Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche argued that the Democratic Party would be destroying itself, if it did not include him in the primary process.

LaRouche said: "Well, what's going to happen is this: reality is going to strike. Any part of the Democratic Party that doesn't get with reality is doomed. Not by my hand, but by their own. Look, in terms of what counts, not deep-pocket's money, but in terms of contributions and support from individual citizens, that is, in terms of street support, I am second-ranking among the Democratic candidates of the whole field right now.

"Now, I also represent nothing but, from the standpoint of the Democratic Party, a revival of the Franklin Roosevelt approach to a crisis of a similar type. That is supposed to be the Democratic Party. That is what most people believe the Democratic Party more or less corresponds to, despite the so-called "suburban strategy," which is really the sewer strategy, suburban is a nice term for sewer.

"So what happens then to the Democratic Party if it continues to exclude me? It dies because there is no one, if I'm not running as an acknowledged candidate of the party by the party machine, then none of the candidates will ever make it."

"That's why this strange poll said, of the candidates who are running—acknowledged by them, by name, by the Democratic candidates, each and all would be defeated by Bush, but an unknown candidate would beat Bush."

"That's what it amounts to. If they don't vote for me or don't include me in the process, they are dead meat."