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52. Well, as I said in Quixote's thread
Edited on Sat Jan-22-05 10:51 AM by Sparkly
I am always fascinated at the core of people that reveals themselves early in their lives and keeps on revealing them as they make choices throughout their lives -- especially the ones they don't have to make, the ones they make when they have so many other, easier, more selfish options available to them.

I marvel at whatever it is that made this brilliant high school student decide to go to West Point, because he considered serving his country more important than going to a regular college and becoming a professional in another career. I admire whatever it is that made him, after being first in his class, go on to Oxford and then stick it out in the army when so many other choices were available to him. And I admire that he stayed in despite the continual lure of the private sector where he could have made much more money and lived far more comfortably.

Finally, I admire the simple "When you can do good, you should" and his courage and integrity in standing up to the Pentagon and the White House when he believed it was right. I admire his decision to run as a Democrat, and to campaign tirelessly for John Kerry. And I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with WesPAC!

In short, he's got an extraordinary mind, the strong courage of his convictions, and the heart to ask himself the right questions. He's a born leader, as well, and knows the importance of reaching out and working with other people, inspiring the best in others, and forming working relationships. His degrees in economics and politics, his knowledge of history and philosophy, his journey among religions, his actions on behalf of affirmative action and equal opportunity, his experience as a teacher and leader, his skills in the halls of diplomacy and the strategies of battle, his courage in the face of both dictators and DC neo-cons, his ability to form alliances among disparate people, his striking honesty about himself and others -- these aren't things we find among average politicans or people of any sort, anywhere. This is one extraordinary man who'd make a truly extraordinary president for our time.
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  -I admire Wesley Clark-- If you want to know why, Check-in Here FrenchieCat  Jan-21-05 01:37 PM   #0 
  - one of the smartest kindest men in politics  ooglymoogly   Jan-21-05 01:50 PM   #1 
  - Can someone send this thread to Wes? It would be wonderful for him to  Quixote1818   Jan-21-05 08:17 PM   #36 
     - when i try to send an email outside my internet provider  ooglymoogly   Jan-22-05 09:01 AM   #47 
  - Beautifully written, Frenchie  lamp_shade   Jan-21-05 01:55 PM   #2 
  - Mario Cuomo quote  Sparkly   Jan-21-05 01:58 PM   #3 
  - And most of the time it won't take 5 minutes or so.  cidliz2004   Jan-21-05 02:01 PM   #6 
  - Oooooooohhh  lamp_shade   Jan-21-05 02:04 PM   #7 
  - I can't say it better than Mario Cuomo  tishaLA   Jan-21-05 02:15 PM   #12 
  - He was the last great hope for our country...New Hampshire dems screwed us  digno dave   Jan-21-05 05:23 PM   #26 
     - Well....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 07:51 PM   #33 
        - "keep hope alive"  Sparkly   Jan-21-05 09:25 PM   #41 
  - Found it  lamp_shade   Jan-21-05 02:21 PM   #15 
     - Lampshade & Frenchie, You Made Me Cry  Dinger   Jan-22-05 06:25 PM   #60 
     - An excellent quote...  progressor   Jan-22-05 09:19 PM   #66 
  - A powerful testimonial, Frenchie  Sparkly   Jan-21-05 01:59 PM   #4 
  - My pleasure....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 05:13 PM   #25 
     - Well, as I said in Quixote's thread  Sparkly   Jan-22-05 10:49 AM   #52 
  - How true your opinions are Frenchie  cidliz2004   Jan-21-05 02:01 PM   #5 
  - Your last sentence.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 07:31 PM   #31 
  - Those are the same reasons I liked him too,  EC   Jan-21-05 02:10 PM   #8 
  - Love that Sermon on the Mount.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 10:36 PM   #42 
     - Congratulations!  Mz Pip   Jan-22-05 11:18 AM   #56 
  - we go again.....  liberalnurse   Jan-21-05 02:10 PM   #9 
  - Beautifully said, FrenchieCat!  8_year_nightmare   Jan-21-05 02:12 PM   #10 
  - Thank you for the kind words....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 04:01 PM   #22 
  - One of the criticisms of Clark  Mz Pip   Jan-21-05 02:12 PM   #11 
  - His intelligence is important, I agree  tishaLA   Jan-21-05 02:19 PM   #14 
  - i said this in another post ....  jg82567   Jan-21-05 04:24 PM   #23 
  - are right,  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 04:54 PM   #24 
  - I want to hear from the detractors.  ken-in-seattle   Jan-21-05 08:34 PM   #39 
  - Re-read Mz Pip's post....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 10:42 PM   #43 
  - I voted for Reagan the first time, then he doubled the defecit. Liar!  Vidar   Jan-22-05 10:35 AM   #50 
  - A Military Man, but with a Steel-trap Mind and a Heart of gold:  Totally Committed   Jan-21-05 02:15 PM   #13 
  - Again the one issue  PATRICK   Jan-21-05 02:40 PM   #18 
     - I do understand most your point....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 03:09 PM   #19 
        - I meant the carping about  PATRICK   Jan-21-05 03:28 PM   #20 
           - Very much clearer  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 03:49 PM   #21 
  - Was on board prior to candidacy.  Deep13   Jan-21-05 02:29 PM   #16 
  - Welcome to DU, Deep13!  Sparkly   Jan-21-05 02:38 PM   #17 
  - I agree, go Clark  E_Smith   Jan-21-05 05:26 PM   #27 
  - Wesley Clark is great because...  Clark2008   Jan-21-05 05:36 PM   #28 
  - Oh.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 06:47 PM   #29 
  - I admire him because  indie_voter   Jan-21-05 07:30 PM   #30 
  - I admire him because he is fearless - the one candidate to expose PNAC  robbedvoter   Jan-21-05 07:45 PM   #32 
  - I am saving your post to refer back to.  Quixote1818   Jan-21-05 08:14 PM   #34 
  - Yes, it was you....  FrenchieCat   Jan-21-05 10:45 PM   #44 
  - I love him for many reasons......  trillian   Jan-21-05 08:17 PM   #35 
  - here's a touching story  DaveinMD   Jan-21-05 08:28 PM   #37 
  - This is some of the best writing you have ever done Frenchie  Tom Rinaldo   Jan-21-05 08:32 PM   #38 
  - Frenchie, thanks for that post. Great credit to Wes as well as to you n/t  Clarkie1   Jan-21-05 08:38 PM   #40 
  - The only Democratic for 2008 I would be interested in is Wes Clark...  Gloria   Jan-22-05 12:10 AM   #45 
  - Clark reminds me of the sixties when it was okay to be an intellectual  roguevalley   Jan-22-05 03:26 AM   #46 
  - Clarkistas in NYC?  mikehiggins   Jan-22-05 10:10 AM   #48 
  - Thoughtful post. Thanks for this thread.  Vidar   Jan-22-05 10:33 AM   #49 
  - You've covered it wonderfully well  sybil   Jan-22-05 10:41 AM   #51 
  - Well this is old  WesDem   Jan-22-05 10:55 AM   #53 
  - Yes, and this tells why THEY were so afraid of him  48percenter   Jan-22-05 06:25 PM   #61 
  - I admire Wes Clark for many reasons...  Spazito   Jan-22-05 10:57 AM   #54 
  - Open minded  ICantBelieve   Jan-22-05 11:11 AM   #55 
  - A Hero Emerges  Texifornia   Jan-22-05 12:30 PM   #57 
  - Wow  Sparkly   Jan-22-05 12:46 PM   #58 
  - Here you go  Texifornia   Jan-22-05 01:28 PM   #59 
  - Great post. n/t  Jim4Wes   Jan-22-05 07:05 PM   #63 
  - Wow  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-22-05 08:20 PM   #64 
  - Sh*t! That was so exact, that I could feel it.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-22-05 09:13 PM   #65 
  - Beautiful piece! I'm saving it!  robbedvoter   Jan-22-05 11:35 PM   #68 
  - Beautifully written, Frenchie!  Jai4WKC08   Jan-22-05 06:35 PM   #62 
  - A Once in a Lifetime Proposition  haypops   Jan-22-05 10:12 PM   #67 
  - Well said! Wes Clark was my first choice, too! n/t  BikeWriter   Jan-23-05 07:13 AM   #69 
  - Amazing, Evocative, and "On the Money"...  Totally Committed   Jan-23-05 08:56 AM   #70 
  - Clark is the right man to be President in these times  Jim4Wes   Jan-23-05 11:05 AM   #71 

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