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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-03 03:44 PM
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31. Not sure I want to get into this,
(this has been covered here so much), but, interested in your perspective: how could Dean be seen as less "electable" than DK? By what criteria? I assume we are talking about "electable" as opposed to "nominatable", meaning, appeal to the general electorate. Because Dean won't sign on to one of the most leftist, radical positions DK supports?

Which brings up another point; one could make the case that the NAFTA issue is not really off the table, it's just that Dean's position is seen as less drastic and more realistic than DK's.

Blame- although I think DU has some influence in political debate, I think it is unlikely that DU'er DK bashers are responsible for the Democratic party's eventual support of a candidate.

I am sympathetic to your concerns about NAFTA, but it is not at the top of the list for some of us.

Finally, I like DK. In fact, I like him right where he is. That's not a slam. He can be very effective working in Congress, and probably would have a lot more freedom to aggressively pursue the progressive agenda there than he would as president. I have felt for a while now that if Gore had become Prez, we would then be ready for a DK presidency. But Gore is not (officially) President, the country has taken a little turn to the right, and we have to make up that ground first before we get back to selling a progressive agenda to Main St.

(sorry- not as well though out as I would like, pressed for time here.)
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