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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 05:15 AM
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Feingold Could Be First Anti-War Candidate
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WASHINGTON (AP) - By issuing an early call for a timetable to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, Sen. Russ Feingold could emerge as the Democrats' anti-war candidate of 2008, in the tradition of Eugene McCarthy and Howard Dean.

Although Democrats have been critical of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, they have been reluctant to call for a timetable to leave, fearing it could reinforce stereotypes that their party is weak on national security.

Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat who is comfortable on the outskirts of his party, counters that setting an end date in Iraq - preferably by the end of 2006 - would free U.S. leaders to focus on terror threats worldwide.


As the first senator to call for a withdrawal timetable, Feingold finds himself in familiar terrain. In 2001, he was the only senator to vote against the USA Patriot Act, the post-Sept. 11 law that expanded the government's surveillance and prosecutorial powers.

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  -Feingold Could Be First Anti-War Candidate UpInArms  Sep-06-05 05:15 AM   #0 
  - Feingold fan here!  JNelson6563   Sep-06-05 06:52 AM   #1 
  - I'm still waiting  mmonk   Sep-06-05 07:04 AM   #2 
  - I'd sort of hate to give him up here in WI. Being selfish I guess...n/t  54anickel   Sep-06-05 09:01 PM   #19 
  - When I found out that he voted Nay on the PA  Don1   Sep-06-05 07:21 AM   #3 
  - The only Senator.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-06-05 07:09 PM   #15 
  - screw 2008, I am looking at 2006 now  jsamuel   Sep-06-05 07:23 AM   #4 
  - Same here.  Laelth   Sep-06-05 08:25 AM   #6 
     - Agreed. Overturn the House and Senate in 2006...  krkaufman   Sep-06-05 06:07 PM   #10 
  - Feingold would definitely have my vote.  txaslftist   Sep-06-05 08:15 AM   #5 
  - That's cool that Feingold's getting UK coverage!  hopein08   Sep-06-05 12:54 PM   #7 
  - Feingold  Robbins   Sep-06-05 01:55 PM   #9 
  - BULLSHIT...her husband is a war profiteer..$millions  OKthatsIT   Sep-06-05 01:24 PM   #8 
  - Ummm... That's Democratic Sen. Russ FEINGOLD, of Wisconsin...  krkaufman   Sep-06-05 06:09 PM   #11 
     - OH GEEZ...Im so sorry...I goofed  OKthatsIT   Sep-06-05 06:29 PM   #14 
  - Was living in Wisconsin when Russ was first elected there  Charles19   Sep-06-05 06:21 PM   #12 
  - ah, so that's why Dean's working on a regional-batch primary system  MisterP   Sep-06-05 06:23 PM   #13 
  - Where can I learn more re: this "regional batch primary system"?  krkaufman   Sep-06-05 08:58 PM   #17 
  - He should be our hero....  mb7588a   Sep-06-05 07:50 PM   #16 
     - "the Dean comparison is insulting to Feingold"  krkaufman   Sep-06-05 09:01 PM   #18 

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