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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-04 11:09 PM
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81. I just don't agree

Columbia.

If what you say is true then how come Al Gore got MORE votes than Bush? The PRO GUN candidate got FEWER votes.

Yea sure it was close and you say that Gore lost W.Va because of this, but I could then ask you to consider that maybe Gore doesn't win Oregon if he took a more "pro gun" stand as Oregon is far more progressive.

See? You can't please all sides of every coin. Had Gore sold out and went pro-gun and locked up the 23 gun owners who are Liberal maybe he wins W.Va, but then Bush wins Oregon.

The lock-stock-n-barrell "gun nuts" are mostly Conservative. Yes, there are plenty of Liberals and Democrats (such as myself) who own guns and take a narrow perspective of the 2nd amendment. There are likely plenty of Liberal gun owners like myself who don't have any problem with gun control at all and certainly don't want to take it out of the platform.

My view is if we are even on guns we still lose the South, because the Democrats aren't jingoistic enough, don't thump enough bibles, are tolerant.

Hell...maybe after the Dems shitcan the gun control angle we can dump the pro choice position. Hell, think of all the religious people in the South we lose because of this issue. In truth, Christians probably would be more supportive of Liberal economic policies, but because we are pro-choice they won't even look at us.

See where we could go with this?

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