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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:08 AM
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21. If he wins the nomination, he wins the nomination
and I'll vote for him in the General Election. But work for his campaign? Nope. He doesn't inspire the energy and enthusiasm that Governor Dean does for me. He doesn't have the charisma Dean does that acts as a catapult for action by ordinary individuals. Additionally, I know little about Clark's position on important issues and what little is known is way too conservative for this liberal. The fact that the DLC seems to be backing him via Clinton is another black mark. We DESPERATELY need to get rid of the DLC "leadership" and voting in one of their "chosen" sends the wrong message.

So far his candidacy reminds me of "Ahnold's." His supporters seem to be the abrasive, macho, "let's kick some ass" too-much-testosterone type of individuals that have an inability to give serious consideration to those arguing an opposite view which also reminds me of George "I don't CARE what you think" Bush. I understand that every campaign has those types of individuals but, for the most part, they're in the minority. This is not true with Clark supporters wherein they seem to be the VAST majority. Add to that, the support is blind. How can people possibly support a candidate when they don't even know his/her positions on the issues? Again, it's that whole military, "just follow orders" mentality which goes with the macho posturing.

If he wins, I'll vote for him just to get Bush* OUT but Boxer is up for re-election this year and I'd rather put my energies into re-electing a true liberal.
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  -Does The Democratic Party Need The Dean Supporters? clar  Sep-23-03 06:50 AM   #0 
  - Yes  WilliamPitt   Sep-23-03 06:52 AM   #1 
  - Candidate "whoever" needs you  Racenut20   Sep-23-03 06:53 AM   #2 
  - regardless of who gets the nod ...  Pepperbelly   Sep-23-03 06:55 AM   #3 
  - I'm beginning to believe  clar   Sep-23-03 07:02 AM   #4 
  - This Dean supporter is not a fan of Clark  Larkspur   Sep-23-03 07:07 AM   #5 
  - I COMPLETELY agreew with you Larkspur  seventhson   Sep-23-03 07:50 AM   #20 
  - Are we really going to go into bashing people's LOOKS now?  tjdee   Sep-23-03 03:05 PM   #30 
  - No, but many of us ARE going to follow our instincts  shance   Sep-23-03 04:18 PM   #40 
  - This is what drives me nuts  returnable   Sep-23-03 03:06 PM   #32 
  - Every non-Bushista needs every other non-Bushista.  stickdog   Sep-23-03 07:08 AM   #6 
  - Heck yeah  gottaB   Sep-23-03 07:13 AM   #7 
  - Remember the Democratic Party was dying under Clinton's term  Larkspur   Sep-23-03 07:13 AM   #8 
  - Really? Gore WON! nt  NewYorkerfromMass   Sep-23-03 07:16 AM   #9 
  - I was talking about people leaving the Dem Party and turning  Larkspur   Sep-23-03 07:32 AM   #18 
  - A little messianic, isn't it?  dbaker41   Sep-23-03 03:04 PM   #29 
  - DId you read excerpts from Dean's speech?  EagleEye   Sep-23-03 07:17 AM   #10 
  - No.  CWebster   Sep-23-03 07:18 AM   #11 
  - Dean is civillian and proven electorally  cprise   Sep-23-03 08:16 AM   #22 
     - same here  JVS   Sep-23-03 02:47 PM   #24 
  - I think Clark and Dean  dusty64   Sep-23-03 07:20 AM   #12 
  - Dean is not even thinking about VP at this point  Larkspur   Sep-23-03 07:45 AM   #19 
  - I am NOT ready  Kira   Sep-23-03 07:20 AM   #13 
  - The fact that that would even be an option is strange.  EagleEye   Sep-23-03 07:23 AM   #16 
  - Nor should you.  Brian Sweat   Sep-23-03 02:50 PM   #26 
  - We Need Everybody  HPLeft   Sep-23-03 07:20 AM   #14 
  - Only time will tell but I don't believe  liberalnurse   Sep-23-03 07:21 AM   #15 
  - The party needs everyone  union_maid   Sep-23-03 07:29 AM   #17 
  - If he wins the nomination, he wins the nomination  Le Taz Hot   Sep-23-03 08:08 AM   #21 
  - clark's a democrat of expediency only  dfong63   Sep-23-03 02:45 PM   #23 
  - I agree  JVS   Sep-23-03 02:50 PM   #25 
  - WHY DEAN IS DIFFERENT  Capn Sunshine   Sep-23-03 02:59 PM   #27 
  - Keep preachin'.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-23-03 03:02 PM   #28 
     - Amen and Hallelujah Brother  Capn Sunshine   Sep-23-03 03:06 PM   #31 
  - In a word  RetroLounge   Sep-23-03 03:08 PM   #33 
  - I'm a Democrat first and foremost  Padraig18   Sep-23-03 03:09 PM   #34 
  - The party needs the Dean supporters  Northwind   Sep-23-03 03:22 PM   #35 
  - I love your suggestion...  gully   Sep-23-03 04:12 PM   #36 
  - We got out there and campaign for Clark  LynneSin   Sep-23-03 04:13 PM   #37 
  - I'm there. I would support either one.  jonnyblitz   Sep-23-03 04:13 PM   #38 
  - I'll vote for a tree before I vote for a Bush  mw   Sep-23-03 04:16 PM   #39 

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