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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:09 PM
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3. I'd love to see an 'everyman' (or woman) president again
The last few times have been (for the most part) sons of privilege vs other sons of privilege. Bush v Kerry, Bush v. Gore, Dean, and so on. I would like to see someone like (just an example here, don't jump on me) Obama or Clark, who grew up under normal circumstances and were self made men (or women, as applicable)
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  -We forget that Clinton like Carter was not a product of Privilege. KoKo01  Jan-27-05 10:48 PM   #0 
  - That's very true  moggie12   Jan-27-05 11:04 PM   #1 
  - Very good post on my beloved Clinton.  cat_girl25   Jan-27-05 11:07 PM   #2 
  - I'd love to see an 'everyman' (or woman) president again  ThorsHammer   Jan-27-05 11:09 PM   #3 
  - Unfair characterization  karynnj   Jan-28-05 09:45 AM   #15 
     - True to some extent  ThorsHammer   Jan-28-05 11:17 AM   #19 
        - True  karynnj   Jan-28-05 01:47 PM   #21 
        - Kerry's grandfather commited suicide because he was broke  JI7   Jan-28-05 02:06 PM   #24 
  - Cynicism is the least of this country's problems now.  gumby   Jan-27-05 11:12 PM   #4 
  - Carter & Clinton are respected and even loved  CottonBear   Jan-27-05 11:13 PM   #5 
  - Where does LBJ fit in theory?  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-27-05 11:14 PM   #6 
  - He's closer to the Chimp....Texas.... Raised poor but scrabbled his  KoKo01   Jan-27-05 11:51 PM   #11 
     - LBJ was worth 100 mil when he was VP, JFK was only worth 10 mil, BTW.  AP   Jan-31-05 09:18 AM   #35 
  - Bill Clinton LOVED being the pres.  beam me up scottie   Jan-27-05 11:15 PM   #7 
  - "Clinton never forgot what a privilege it was to truly SERVE the PEOPLE"  KoKo01   Jan-28-05 10:13 AM   #16 
     - Thank you. I hope Bill is well.  beam me up scottie   Jan-28-05 01:14 PM   #20 
  - Don't re-write history -- Clinton and Carter had strong financial backing  dolstein   Jan-27-05 11:25 PM   #8 
  - Clinton in Kosovo with the soldiers in 1999  JI7   Jan-27-05 11:31 PM   #9 
  - No plastic turkeys there.  beam me up scottie   Jan-27-05 11:37 PM   #10 
  - kick  PROGRESSIVE1   Jan-28-05 12:01 AM   #12 
  - Carter was from a well-to-do background  11cents   Jan-28-05 12:04 AM   #13 
  - not a product of Privilege  Charon   Jan-28-05 09:22 AM   #14 
  - most likely but to his credit even though he was supported by the  RUDUing2   Jan-28-05 01:58 PM   #22 
     - to his credit  Charon   Jan-31-05 09:09 AM   #33 
  - Rural Doesn't Equal Poor  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 10:20 AM   #17 
  - yes, many rural voters vote for Bush  JI7   Jan-28-05 02:02 PM   #23 
  - Rationalizations for a mediocre presidents.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-28-05 10:26 AM   #18 
  - Nixon was far less privilieged than both of them  theboss   Jan-28-05 02:20 PM   #25 
  - Clinton got into Yale Law because of well funded "Diversity Scholarships"  KoKo01   Jan-28-05 05:44 PM   #26 
  - The Feds had little to do with the Ivies ending legacies  theboss   Jan-30-05 01:11 PM   #27 
     - Yes...I thought that was what I was saying... Clinton was NOT "Legacy."  KoKo01   Jan-30-05 09:06 PM   #32 
  - All three got their tickets punched early, I'd say.  DemBones DemBones   Jan-30-05 01:38 PM   #29 
  - I think Nixon's father worked in a factory making street cars.  AP   Jan-31-05 09:20 AM   #36 
  - I guarantee that if Clinton could redo his presidency, he would  Hippo_Tron   Jan-30-05 01:31 PM   #28 
  - Agree...if Clinton and Gore knew what we know now...it would have been  KoKo01   Jan-30-05 07:32 PM   #30 
  - Sounds like Edwards  DemDogs   Jan-30-05 08:16 PM   #31 
  - Sounds like the Condoleeza Rice story  CWebster   Jan-31-05 09:13 AM   #34 
 

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