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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:55 PM
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23. Hard to answer that question.
I prefer Dean, and there are a number of candidates mentioned that would send me to the Green party, but there are some who I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt and see how they perform before making a decision.

Tim Roemer would definitely send me over to the Greens.

I too have been teetering at the edge for some time. I really don't think it's that big of a deal. I can still work and vote for Democratic candidates that I like, and I can always switch back if I need to, to vote in a caucus or primary. I see it as more of a symbolic gesture and a way of sending a signal to the Democratic party.
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  -Dean or Green? How Many Others Feel the Same Way? David Zephyr  Jan-12-05 04:06 PM   #0 
  - No - and one reason is, Dean's environmental record was WORSE than Kerry's  LisaM   Jan-12-05 04:07 PM   #1 
  - He had a good record as Governor of Vt  WI_DEM   Jan-12-05 04:09 PM   #4 
  - Dean put corporations first before the environment  genius   Jan-12-05 05:33 PM   #27 
  - I would like to see that article  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-12-05 04:10 PM   #6 
  - By that standard, ALL the candidates had worse records than Kerry  blm   Jan-12-05 04:20 PM   #15 
  - Kerry has a sterling record with regards to the environment.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 04:21 PM   #16 
     - Which is why it doesn't make sense that the two choices are Dean or Green  LisaM   Jan-12-05 04:22 PM   #17 
  - Interesting poll. The Greens don't like Dean. Dean's bad on environment.  genius   Jan-12-05 05:29 PM   #26 
  - voted yes, but it's a moot point-- I reregistered months ago....  mike_c   Jan-12-05 04:09 PM   #2 
  - I am a Democrat...eom  TheBorealAvenger   Jan-12-05 04:09 PM   #3 
  - Green? Nah,  Downtown Hound   Jan-12-05 04:10 PM   #5 
  - What Power? What Influence?  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 04:12 PM   #8 
     - We're winning local elections all over the place  Downtown Hound   Jan-12-05 05:25 PM   #25 
  - If you haven't run for an office with your county Dem Party...  ClassWarrior   Jan-12-05 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Far More Than You Could Even Imagine.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 04:15 PM   #10 
  - Election reform at the grassroots level is all that matters now.  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-12-05 04:14 PM   #9 
  - I'm sticking with the democrats  dmordue   Jan-12-05 04:15 PM   #11 
  - So go...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-12-05 04:16 PM   #12 
  - Supporting Both.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 04:19 PM   #14 
     - Ya know, I would like to see that too, but...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-12-05 08:41 PM   #66 
  - reluctantly yes  mitchtv   Jan-12-05 04:17 PM   #13 
  - not me  quinnox   Jan-12-05 04:25 PM   #18 
  - The Dems are weak, the Greens aren't going anywhere fast  youngred   Jan-12-05 04:28 PM   #19 
  - WTF?! Dean and the Green Party are POLAR OPPOSITES!  eg101   Jan-12-05 04:44 PM   #20 
  - nope  Cheswick2.0   Jan-12-05 04:48 PM   #21 
     - A LOT Of People Have No Idea What Dean Stands For. And You Can't  cryingshame   Jan-12-05 05:33 PM   #28 
     - Sanity from Cheswick.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 06:14 PM   #29 
  - Catchy isn't it?  Demrock6   Jan-12-05 04:53 PM   #22 
  - Hard to answer that question.  Crunchy Frog   Jan-12-05 04:55 PM   #23 
  - i wonder how long those who want to leave have been Democrats  JI7   Jan-12-05 05:05 PM   #24 
  - Sort of a Green...Dem...Green boomerang  LittleClarkie   Jan-12-05 06:17 PM   #30 
  - No One Wants to Leave the Democratic Party & Over 50  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 06:24 PM   #31 
  - well  JI7   Jan-12-05 06:34 PM   #34 
     - It's Not the Dems Losing Elections But Choosing Directions  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 06:37 PM   #36 
        - but even there i just don't get that sense  JI7   Jan-12-05 06:42 PM   #38 
           - Check out the voting records of the Congressional Democrats  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 06:47 PM   #40 
              - i was wondering how long those who want to leave  JI7   Jan-12-05 07:03 PM   #44 
                 - Why?  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:10 PM   #46 
                    - because  JI7   Jan-12-05 07:19 PM   #50 
                       - No they don't.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:28 PM   #52 
  - 47 thank you, and a dem my whole life  peacebird   Jan-12-05 06:25 PM   #32 
  - Me?  Crunchy Frog   Jan-12-05 06:44 PM   #39 
  - Let's see, I've been a Democrat for 23 years now  Walt Starr   Jan-13-05 07:59 AM   #73 
  - The twilight zone  sandnsea   Jan-12-05 06:28 PM   #33 
  - Bye bye!  Lexingtonian   Jan-12-05 06:35 PM   #35 
  - Progessive for the Future  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 06:40 PM   #37 
     - Yeah, right....  Lexingtonian   Jan-12-05 06:59 PM   #42 
        - Sounds like the same "cultural" arguments the Dixiecrats made.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:02 PM   #43 
           - Amusing assumption on your part  Lexingtonian   Jan-12-05 07:15 PM   #48 
  - The issue is the war and the threat to our civil liberties  IndianaGreen   Jan-12-05 06:51 PM   #41 
  - Simon Rosenberg, candidate for National Chair: "The war was a good idea"  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:09 PM   #45 
     - Strike Rosenberg's name from the list of friends  IndianaGreen   Jan-12-05 07:14 PM   #47 
        - The war is more wicked indeed.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:30 PM   #54 
  - oh no ... sorry but i may be an "OTHER"  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 07:15 PM   #49 
  - We agree.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:26 PM   #51 
  - and they know it's his achilles heel ...  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 07:58 PM   #59 
     - And Simon is no Brad Pitt, either.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 08:01 PM   #61 
        - looks to me like a deal has been cut with Dr. Dean ...  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 08:03 PM   #63 
  - same with me.  jonnyblitz   Jan-12-05 07:29 PM   #53 
     - nice to have company, JB ...  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 08:01 PM   #62 
        - I am in southeastern CT near the casinos  jonnyblitz   Jan-12-05 08:56 PM   #67 
           - wanna help form a new DU group for PDA ??  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 09:10 PM   #68 
              - just did.  jonnyblitz   Jan-12-05 09:25 PM   #69 
                 - thanks, jb ...  welshTerrier2   Jan-12-05 09:28 PM   #70 
                    - i know..  jonnyblitz   Jan-12-05 09:33 PM   #72 
  - I think of Dean as a moderate  Geek_Girl   Jan-12-05 07:36 PM   #55 
  - He is a moderate from my perspective.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:39 PM   #56 
  - We're going to fight each other if there is no electoral reform  Selatius   Jan-12-05 07:39 PM   #57 
  - Not Green, but I will declare political independence  Walt Starr   Jan-12-05 07:41 PM   #58 
  - Hi Walt Starr.  David Zephyr   Jan-12-05 07:59 PM   #60 
  - Same for me. I'm just not going Green.  BullGooseLoony   Jan-12-05 08:06 PM   #64 
  - I voted yes, but you need a third option --  Eloriel   Jan-12-05 08:08 PM   #65 
  - I'm with you, Eloriel, with a single exception  Walt Starr   Jan-13-05 08:10 AM   #74 
  - Yes, I'll re-register, but definitely not Green...  IStriker   Jan-12-05 09:28 PM   #71 
  - With Dean, it's not about whether he is liberal or moderate  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-13-05 08:20 AM   #75 
 

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