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InvisibleBallots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-04 10:50 PM
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19. m berst I really agree with you!
"not only were Clark's positions the farthest to the left excepting Dennis, but most conservatives I talked to were willing to support him, and understood progressive positions when he explained them. That was so stunning to me because it broke all of the rules and common wisdom I have been hearing for years - that "too left" can't win, and that strong traditional liberal positions were "radical.""

I think you're really correct about this - on economic issues, Clark was about as progressive as the Democratic party gets - and only someone with Clark's record could get away with it too.

Your comparison with Dennis Kucinich is good too, I think. Surely no candidates would seem further apart than Kucinich and Clark - but when you looked closely at Clark's proposals for a Cabinet level diplomacy department (apart from State) it started to look a lot like Dennis' Department of Peace.

I think Clark had two problems - first, he was too green, and did great in an audience of 250, not so good on TV, and two, has some scary things in his past Democrats are (rightly) suspicious of - like the School of the Americas/Whisk.

If Clark could get past these two issues, in my opinion, he'd make a great President, and half the independents and Republicans would agree.
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  -What are Clark's positions on the following issues? Czolgosz  Nov-25-04 01:44 PM   #0 
  - Clark Was The Furthest Left Of All Candidates Excepting Dennis  cryingshame   Nov-25-04 01:58 PM   #1 
  - Under $50,000  FrenchieCat   Nov-25-04 02:26 PM   #3 
  - Didn't Kerry objected - that the poor have to pay their dues?  robbedvoter   Nov-25-04 09:00 PM   #12 
  - Clark Was The Furthest Left  m berst   Nov-25-04 03:40 PM   #5 
  - I think his message sold....  FrenchieCat   Nov-25-04 03:56 PM   #6 
  - That shocks me that Joe Klein said something positive about..  Kahuna   Nov-26-04 08:13 AM   #25 
  - Every Republican I know would have voted for Clark.  MrSlayer   Nov-25-04 06:14 PM   #7 
  - glad I am not the only one  m berst   Nov-25-04 08:58 PM   #11 
  - Well said, well said indeed.  MrSlayer   Nov-25-04 09:19 PM   #13 
  - Wonderful post!  Leilani   Nov-25-04 09:32 PM   #14 
  - Clark himself confirmed - they were stopping him in the airport:  robbedvoter   Nov-26-04 07:16 AM   #23 
  - What a stunning post!  Donna Zen   Nov-25-04 10:02 PM   #15 
  - Good answers, but  RafterMan   Nov-26-04 08:01 AM   #24 
  - m berst I really agree with you!  InvisibleBallots   Nov-25-04 10:50 PM   #19 
  - Dean, Sharpton, and Mosley-Brawn would all argue that  Traction   Nov-26-04 02:05 AM   #21 
     - But will have a hard time, considering Dean declared he is not liberal  robbedvoter   Nov-26-04 08:18 AM   #26 
  - research away  democracy eh   Nov-25-04 02:02 PM   #2 
  - Use this link instead....has it leads you to the issues index....  FrenchieCat   Nov-25-04 02:31 PM   #4 
  - Clark '08!  Lean_Left86   Nov-25-04 06:42 PM   #8 
  - All that and he didn't hesitate to call himself a liberal.  robbedvoter   Nov-25-04 08:17 PM   #9 
  - Now  xerox   Nov-25-04 08:22 PM   #10 
  - The president we were always promised.  Donna Zen   Nov-25-04 10:05 PM   #16 
  - Clark is still the BEST!  Auntie Bush   Nov-25-04 10:29 PM   #18 
  - I liked Clark's tax proposals in the primaries  InvisibleBallots   Nov-25-04 10:23 PM   #17 
  - 2008 will be a time for new faces  ShaneGR   Nov-25-04 10:53 PM   #20 
  - Some of the old-timers here will remember that even before Wesley ...  Pepperbelly   Nov-26-04 05:38 AM   #22 

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