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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-03 06:30 PM
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11. A pro-war candidate would be seen as agreeing with Bush on the war...
and would, more or less, negate that as an issue for Democrats. But it would strengthen Bush's claim as a wartime leader. So, in my opinion, an anti-war candidate would be a better candidate simply for that reason. Of course, it would not matter if the war were not politicized, but Bush and Rove planned on using the war as an issue months ago...Either you are with them or you are against them..they made it perfectly clear.
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  -Does a pro war Dem nominee ensure a Republican victory? Bushknew  Nov-02-03 05:13 PM   #0 
  - Well, looks like Kucinich or Sharpton in '04.  wyldwolf   Nov-02-03 05:15 PM   #1 
  - People will vote their pocketbook  sgr2   Nov-02-03 05:15 PM   #2 
  - The war is liked to their pocketbook  Bushknew   Nov-02-03 05:20 PM   #3 
  - Another couple of days with this no. of casualties  bigannie   Nov-02-03 05:41 PM   #4 
  - I couldn't answer  GOPBasher   Nov-02-03 05:47 PM   #5 
  - You make some good points but this is not the way to frame the issue.  RichM   Nov-02-03 05:48 PM   #6 
  - The party is now involved in a struggle to re-define its soul.  Bushknew   Nov-03-03 12:37 AM   #16 
  - I voted either one could win in 2004, but  CMT   Nov-02-03 06:07 PM   #7 
  - I think an anti-war Dem Ticket would be stronger  nu_duer   Nov-02-03 06:09 PM   #8 
  - Won't matter. People just want to know that our guy...  Kahuna   Nov-02-03 06:16 PM   #9 
  - And honest, with a clear message and a clear plan  nu_duer   Nov-02-03 06:24 PM   #10 
  - A pro-war candidate would be seen as agreeing with Bush on the war...  kentuck   Nov-02-03 06:30 PM   #11 
  - Many dems support the war just not the Bush administration...  Hippo_Tron   Nov-02-03 06:52 PM   #12 
  - only half of dem voters and a third of independants are anti-war  Bombtrack   Nov-02-03 07:14 PM   #13 
  - I believe the Iraqi's want to have a role in this.  quaker bill   Nov-02-03 07:43 PM   #14 
  - A total anti-war candidate could not win  mandyky   Nov-02-03 07:52 PM   #15 
  - Iraq was not responsible for 911 and I think  Bushknew   Nov-03-03 12:59 AM   #17 
  - Moday morning kick  Bushknew   Nov-03-03 12:28 PM   #18 
  - I have to vote "not sure." Who knows what's going to happen...  janekat   Nov-03-03 12:33 PM   #19 
  - I'm sure that Rove will arrange it so the war will NOT be an issue by then  janekat   Nov-03-03 12:36 PM   #20 
  - It's actually our only chance  NewYorkerfromMass   Nov-03-03 12:41 PM   #21 
  - I'd include Gephardt and Lieberman  Cocoa   Nov-03-03 12:58 PM   #25 
  - They have a better chance then Dean, that's for sure.  NewYorkerfromMass   Nov-03-03 01:10 PM   #26 
  - Yes, I mean voted to go to war in Iraq  Bushknew   Nov-03-03 01:37 PM   #27 
  - a pro-war dem takes away Bush's best issue  Cocoa   Nov-03-03 12:41 PM   #22 
  - You are 100% correct  NewYorkerfromMass   Nov-03-03 12:45 PM   #23 
  - How is that irresponsible?  edward   Nov-03-03 02:20 PM   #30 
  - I totally disagree  Bushknew   Nov-03-03 01:49 PM   #28 
     - Dems supporting IWR  NewYorkerfromMass   Nov-03-03 02:16 PM   #29 
     - that's true if bush isn't allowed to outline the "reasons" for this war  Pez   Nov-03-03 02:27 PM   #31 
  - What Does Pro-War Mean?  DrFunkenstein   Nov-03-03 12:48 PM   #24 

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