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diamondsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 03:00 PM
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1. I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but here's my .02
Keep in mind that most Greens are disenchanted and disenfranchised former Democrats. If Kucinich draws them back to the Democratic table by signing on as a Democratic candidate, along with a lot of other disillusioned former Democrats, it can only be good for the Democratic party overall.

My positions is Greens should call themselves whichever party affiliation they feel is going to uphold their issues best. If Kucinich is the SOLE Democrat that does that, then what they are is Crossover Green voters. Considering the push to get the same reaction from disillusioned Republicans for the Democratic Nominee, I can't in good conscience criticize Greens for crossing over.
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  -If the supporters of Kucinich in a given county are mostly Greens, madfloridian  Aug-26-03 02:50 PM   #0 
  - I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but here's my .02  diamondsoul   Aug-26-03 03:00 PM   #1 
  - As a former district chair, just  markus   Aug-26-03 03:04 PM   #2 
  - That is sort of what I meant.  madfloridian   Aug-26-03 03:08 PM   #3 
  - For the purposes of caucuses, that's very reasonable!  diamondsoul   Aug-26-03 03:16 PM   #5 
  - I think so  sandnsea   Aug-26-03 03:11 PM   #4 
  - I think we're closer to Dennisland than some might think  dpbrown   Aug-26-03 04:51 PM   #14 
     - I agree pretty much  sandnsea   Aug-26-03 07:16 PM   #21 
  - So let me get this straight...  Devils Advocate NZ   Aug-26-03 04:08 PM   #6 
  - I think the point is valid  Doomsayer13   Aug-26-03 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Exactly where in the original post is "caucus" mentioned?  Devils Advocate NZ   Aug-26-03 04:51 PM   #13 
  - Simple -does the Democratic Party want their votes or not? n/t  Tinoire   Aug-30-03 09:15 PM   #36 
  - Read my post. That is not what I said.  madfloridian   Aug-26-03 04:24 PM   #8 
  - Hmm... you weren't only talking about the meetings though...  Devils Advocate NZ   Aug-26-03 04:53 PM   #15 
     - I see what you mean. Yes, I said that.  madfloridian   Aug-26-03 05:23 PM   #19 
  - If the Greens are instigating...  sandnsea   Aug-26-03 04:44 PM   #12 
     - Oh, I get it...  Devils Advocate NZ   Aug-26-03 04:59 PM   #16 
        - Well, at some point I'd expect people to register Republican, too  dpbrown   Aug-26-03 05:09 PM   #17 
        - Lieberman will support the Dem candidate  sandnsea   Aug-26-03 07:01 PM   #20 
           - "And we also know they'll both support the Democratic candidate"  Mairead   Aug-30-03 04:34 AM   #26 
  - Hmmm.  UnbrainwashedYouth   Aug-26-03 04:30 PM   #9 
  - I'm a Democrat supporting Kucinich  dpbrown   Aug-26-03 04:39 PM   #10 
  - Oh, this is about caucuses  dpbrown   Aug-26-03 04:43 PM   #11 
  - This Green supports Kucinich  GreenInNC   Aug-26-03 05:21 PM   #18 
  - To vote in the Democratic Primany they have to be Democrats  Thomas Jefferson   Aug-26-03 07:19 PM   #22 
  - I see no reason to welcome people who will campagin against us  Doomsayer13   Aug-26-03 11:12 PM   #23 
     - If we clean up our act and support the best candidate  genius   Aug-30-03 01:46 AM   #24 
  - I dont mind it  JohnKleeb   Aug-30-03 01:57 AM   #25 
  - I've been a registered Democratic voter since LBJ was president  DemBones DemBones   Aug-30-03 06:36 AM   #27 
  - I disagree  UnapologeticLiberal   Aug-30-03 09:52 AM   #28 
  - Kucinich has said that he would NOT run on a third party ticket. n/t  DemBones DemBones   Aug-30-03 12:09 PM   #29 
  - thats his mission he is a missionary UL  JohnKleeb   Aug-30-03 01:16 PM   #30 
  - A minority like the Democrats can't win without help  genius   Aug-30-03 02:35 PM   #31 
  - Genius, may I tell you about what happened the other night?  madfloridian   Aug-30-03 06:59 PM   #32 
     - I have major mixed feelings on what you've posted.  diamondsoul   Aug-30-03 07:51 PM   #33 
        - They are trying to handle it the best way they can.  madfloridian   Aug-30-03 08:30 PM   #34 
           - I fully understand where you're coming from.  diamondsoul   Aug-30-03 08:45 PM   #35 
  - I'll go out on a limb and say sure, why not  Tinoire   Aug-30-03 09:40 PM   #37 
  - Here(NM) we have put the issue on a "legal" basis.  revcarol   Aug-30-03 10:31 PM   #38 
     - Thanks, I will share those ideas here.  madfloridian   Aug-31-03 12:28 AM   #39 

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