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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-05 06:47 PM
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49. {1}Malcolm X
{2] RFK
{3} MLK
{4} Muhammad Ali
{5} JFK
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  -Name 5 politicians who influenced you early in your political life Neil Lisst  Dec-16-05 03:48 PM   #0 
  - Bobby Kennedy, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan  ugarte   Dec-16-05 03:52 PM   #1 
  - I met Tom Hayden in 1984 at a conference of Dems in DC  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:02 PM   #21 
  - My list exactly except I'd have to trade Tom Hayden for JFK.  spenbax   Dec-16-05 08:03 PM   #61 
  - 1972 - a schoolgirl working for Dennis Kucinich's 1st congressional race.  blm   Dec-16-05 03:53 PM   #2 
  - That was cool. That was my first year of serious politicking, too.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:04 PM   #22 
     - It was a primary he didn't win. He ran for mayor a bit later and won.  blm   Dec-17-05 09:42 AM   #87 
        - He's available!!  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 03:13 PM   #92 
           - He's married  MaineDem   Dec-17-05 03:24 PM   #94 
           - Nope, he's not. But, I became keenly aware of corruption through his work  blm   Dec-18-05 06:41 PM   #123 
  - Nice question!  Punkingal   Dec-16-05 03:57 PM   #3 
  - Glad you like it. I didn't wake up politically under after those guys.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:05 PM   #23 
  - Same generation reporting in.....  merci_me   Dec-16-05 04:00 PM   #4 
  - Boycott grapes! Boycott lettuce!  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:06 PM   #24 
     - Viva la huelga!  Bluesplayer   Dec-18-05 05:03 AM   #114 
  - Im kinda' young, but Ill still post my list.  nickshepDEM   Dec-16-05 04:01 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for talking about it.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:08 PM   #25 
  - Carter, Clinton, and Jesse Jackson (if he is a politician?)  Nimrod2005   Dec-16-05 06:47 PM   #50 
  - Shirley Chisholm, my childhood heroine  Ellen Forradalom   Dec-16-05 04:05 PM   #6 
  - Shirley had that distinctive speech due to her impairment.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:11 PM   #26 
     - The photo of her flashing the peace sign is iconic  Ellen Forradalom   Dec-16-05 08:46 PM   #62 
     - I think that might have been 1968...........  merci_me   Dec-16-05 11:03 PM   #67 
  - I am just 25  pstans   Dec-16-05 04:06 PM   #7 
  - Feingold is solid gold.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:11 PM   #27 
  - JFK, RFK, Clinton & Nixon/Bush Sr./ Bush Jr. made me really hate Repubs.  kerry-is-my-prez   Dec-16-05 04:06 PM   #8 
  - I only thought I despised Nixon, Reagan and GHWB until Jr ...  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:13 PM   #28 
  - While not all politicians....  stillcool47   Dec-16-05 04:08 PM   #9 
  - Hey, hey, my, my. Rock and roll will never die.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:23 PM   #31 
     - It's interesting that I can't look back at that time...  stillcool47   Dec-16-05 06:53 PM   #51 
  - JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King and  livetohike   Dec-16-05 04:15 PM   #10 
  - Those guys influenced me, but not seriously until about 1972  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:46 PM   #48 
  - for me it was.........  Oceansaway   Dec-16-05 04:22 PM   #11 
  - oooooooooo, memories may be beautiful ...  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:25 PM   #32 
  - Since I'm originally from Texas, I was influenced by these people.  TriMetFan   Dec-16-05 04:25 PM   #12 
  - Henry B. Gonzalez  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:29 PM   #33 
     - Yes he was a Great man and a friend of the family.  TriMetFan   Dec-16-05 07:44 PM   #57 
        - Glad your family were friends.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 04:45 AM   #70 
           - Yes he was.  TriMetFan   Dec-17-05 03:01 PM   #89 
  - My influences weren't politicians  Warpy   Dec-16-05 04:32 PM   #13 
  - I read ATLAS SHRUGGED and GRAPES OF WRATH  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:45 PM   #47 
     - I read my way through Steinbeck first  Warpy   Dec-16-05 07:30 PM   #55 
        - So true. It's a philosophy that works only for non-parents.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 04:43 AM   #69 
  - For wit, humor, and style: Everett Dirkson; Lyndon Johnson; David Boren;  NoFederales   Dec-16-05 04:39 PM   #14 
  - they don't make pubs like Ev Dirksen any more  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:31 PM   #34 
     - No they don't; Baker could actually be another choice--all have flaws, but  NoFederales   Dec-17-05 05:24 AM   #71 
  - good, bad, and ugly  StephanieMarie   Dec-16-05 04:42 PM   #15 
  - I actually kind of liked Ford.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:32 PM   #35 
  - Hubert Humphrey, RFK, Walter Mondale, LBJ, JFK  SaveElmer   Dec-16-05 04:46 PM   #16 
  - not from Minnesota are you?!  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:33 PM   #36 
     - Yeah I grew up there...  SaveElmer   Dec-17-05 08:30 AM   #78 
        - Minnesota has rich Democratic history.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:41 AM   #80 
  - Bill Clinton  HereKittyKitty   Dec-16-05 04:49 PM   #17 
  - Bill Clinton is my all time favorite president/presidential nominee  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:34 PM   #38 
     - Mine too- though I do wish he were a bit more to the left  HereKittyKitty   Dec-18-05 01:41 AM   #113 
  - JFK the most  Greybnk48   Dec-16-05 05:45 PM   #18 
  - Bill Proxmire and his Golden Fleece award  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:35 PM   #39 
  - Well I'm only 20  safi0   Dec-16-05 05:52 PM   #19 
  - You have a great selection.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:37 PM   #41 
  - Bush Jr. is a strange way.  Zynx   Dec-16-05 06:02 PM   #20 
  - I hear you.  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:38 PM   #42 
  - Jimmy Carter....  elizm   Dec-16-05 06:14 PM   #29 
  - Al Lowenstein  welshTerrier2   Dec-16-05 06:17 PM   #30 
  - He was a good man.  H2O Man   Dec-16-05 06:33 PM   #37 
  - Wasn't TALK RADIO his story?  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:40 PM   #43 
  - Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Vic Copps, Bill Davis, and Mr. Hammond ...  Lisa   Dec-16-05 06:36 PM   #40 
  - Pierre's wife was the precursor to Lady Di for paparazzi  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:41 PM   #45 
  - yes -- there was some kind of scandal about her being a "groupie"  Lisa   Dec-17-05 05:05 PM   #98 
  - Tommy Douglas did the Mousetown thing, right?  MaineDem   Dec-17-05 07:46 AM   #76 
     - yes! There's even an animated film of it, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland  Lisa   Dec-17-05 05:21 PM   #99 
        - I've seen that video  MaineDem   Dec-18-05 08:00 AM   #117 
  - John Anderson, Gaylord Nelson, Eleanor Roosevelt ...  hippiechick   Dec-16-05 06:40 PM   #44 
  - Lech Walesa - good call. Polish Solidarity!  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 06:42 PM   #46 
  - {1}Malcolm X  H2O Man   Dec-16-05 06:47 PM   #49 
  - it's a good thing you didn't list them in this order  Neil Lisst   Dec-16-05 07:21 PM   #53 
  - Hmmm, Tough question...  Mikimouse   Dec-16-05 07:12 PM   #52 
  - Richard Nixon...  XOKCowboy   Dec-16-05 07:23 PM   #54 
  - Good choices.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 07:39 AM   #73 
  - JFK, RFK, Malcolm X, MLK, Ted Kennedy  peace frog   Dec-16-05 07:30 PM   #56 
  - Here's mine  FreedomAngel82   Dec-16-05 07:44 PM   #58 
  - Let's See  NJ Democrats   Dec-16-05 07:52 PM   #59 
  - You're doing alright, youngster.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 07:35 AM   #72 
  - I'm still young and i was young when democracy fell into my life  soliddemocrat   Dec-16-05 07:53 PM   #60 
  - Hubert Humphrey  tabasco   Dec-16-05 09:47 PM   #63 
  - Baby Boomer!!  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 07:42 AM   #75 
  - Anyone who is brave enough to stand up to the rubbish  Confound W   Dec-16-05 10:03 PM   #64 
  - Jackie Robinson really put up with a lot of it.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:50 AM   #85 
  - JFK, RFK,  WinkyDink   Dec-16-05 10:18 PM   #65 
  - FDR has been an influence. My grandpa worked WPA.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:43 AM   #81 
  - It would be an elected Judge in my city.  Aimah   Dec-16-05 10:28 PM   #66 
  - Great story! I love it. Revenge is a dish best served COLD.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 07:41 AM   #74 
  - LBJ, Gene McCarthy, George McGovern and Abraham Ribicoff  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-16-05 11:57 PM   #68 
  - I remember Ribicoff held a Cabinet post at some point  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:51 AM   #86 
     - yes -- under JFK 61-62 than he ran and was elected to the Senate  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-17-05 03:37 PM   #95 
        - OMG, my 8th social studies teacher would be so proud  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 09:44 PM   #110 
  - Ed Muskie, Kitty Hendricks, JFK, Margaret Chase Smith...  MaineDem   Dec-17-05 07:52 AM   #77 
  - George Mitchell told me a story about Ed Muskie.  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:47 AM   #84 
  - Wellstone, Mandela, Hammerskjold, H. Chavez, Llumumba, Gandhi?  1932   Dec-17-05 08:40 AM   #79 
  - Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Michael Dukakis...  Eugene   Dec-17-05 08:43 AM   #82 
  - Jessie Jackson  The Flaming Red Head   Dec-17-05 08:45 AM   #83 
  - My family was involved in politics all of my life. However, I  HuskerDU   Dec-17-05 11:14 AM   #88 
  - Carter (positively), Reagan (negatively).....  RandomKoolzip   Dec-17-05 03:07 PM   #90 
  - Robert Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Gene McCarthy, Gandhi, and Golda Meir  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Dec-17-05 03:12 PM   #91 
  - W.J. Clinton; A.A. Gore, Jr.; J.M. Granholm; C.M. Levin; and D.A. Stabenow  ih8thegop   Dec-17-05 03:15 PM   #93 
  - JFK, Krushchev, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Gorbachev  mtnsnake   Dec-17-05 03:48 PM   #96 
  - JFK, RFK, HHH positively, LBJ and Nixon negatively.  tritsofme   Dec-17-05 03:50 PM   #97 
  - None.  LWolf   Dec-17-05 05:43 PM   #100 
  - JFK, RFK, GMcG, LBJ, RMN  Inspired   Dec-17-05 05:53 PM   #101 
  - my 5, a mixed bag  tn-guy   Dec-17-05 06:26 PM   #102 
  - John Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm,  Totally Committed   Dec-17-05 06:34 PM   #103 
  - John Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Martin Luther King  Blue_In_AK   Dec-17-05 07:16 PM   #104 
  - What an interesting variety of influences in these responses!  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 08:22 PM   #105 
  - Howard Metzenbalm, Dick Celeste, John Glenn, Walter Mondale  dsc   Dec-17-05 08:27 PM   #106 
  - Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev  PhilipShore   Dec-17-05 08:57 PM   #107 
  - Gore-BAH-choff  Neil Lisst   Dec-17-05 09:48 PM   #111 
  - well...  dajoki   Dec-17-05 09:18 PM   #108 
  - I'm a little surprised by the continuing affection for JFK  GatoLover   Dec-17-05 09:38 PM   #109 
  - Barry Goldwater, Chuck Percy, Eugene Mc Carthy,  nevergiveup   Dec-17-05 10:04 PM   #112 
  - JFK, RFK, McGovern, Barbara Jordan, George Aiken. nt  Vinca   Dec-18-05 07:12 AM   #115 
  - Geroge Aiken is the guy who said "declare victory and leave!"  Neil Lisst   Dec-18-05 08:06 AM   #118 
     - Right. He also had a real appreciation for nature.  Vinca   Dec-18-05 11:04 AM   #122 
  - Ronald Reagon, George Bush, Walter Mondale, Paul Wellstone, Tom Harkin  Chicanery   Dec-18-05 07:29 AM   #116 
  - Hmmm... Okay...  catabryna   Dec-18-05 08:33 AM   #119 
  - Giving away my age - 55  OutNow   Dec-18-05 09:06 AM   #120 
  - my political heroes growing up were-some historical as well  DaveinMD   Dec-18-05 09:41 AM   #121 
  - John Kennedy, Goldwater, George McGovern, Fred Harris, Jimmy Carter  Zen Democrat   Dec-18-05 06:49 PM   #124 
  - late 60's early 70's in WI  mariema   Dec-18-05 08:05 PM   #125 
 

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