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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:12 AM
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5. You know, I'd almost agree if it wasn't for the fact that Brown
was the better candidate with the proven track record of something we DUers find important: "Liberalism".

Paul Hackett frightened me not because of his grassroots effort but because outside of his stance on war which we all jumped on the Hackett bandwagon for, we knew nothing about this guy. And yet no one seems to flinch when the read about the comments he made about immigration which borders on the lunatic far-right. If the only candidate I had to vote for in the primaries was pro-choice, pro-environment, anti-war and anti-patriot act and had the voting record to back that up - then this is good.

I'd rather have a candidate who's record I know and I'm comfortable with like Browns, then an unknown who happens to give DUers wet dreams on one issues but could turn out to be republican like his voter registration up until few years ago.
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  -It isn't about Hackett and Brown. Punkingal  Feb-14-06 09:04 AM   #0 
  - what you said. and it's not  laruemtt   Feb-14-06 09:06 AM   #1 
  - That's what I see as being the main issue, they are telling  acmavm   Feb-14-06 09:07 AM   #2 
  - It's more a matter of not having an all out exhausting primary that  wisteria   Feb-14-06 09:08 AM   #3 
  - Why give them the benefit of the doubt?  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 09:12 AM   #4 
     - Punkin - look up the records  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:16 AM   #9 
        - I am not touting Hackett or dissing Brown....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 09:30 AM   #20 
  - You know, I'd almost agree if it wasn't for the fact that Brown  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:12 AM   #5 
  - Wes Clark was a Republican  IndianaGreen   Feb-14-06 09:14 AM   #8 
  - Hey, I've yet to jump on the Wes Clark bandwagon  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:17 AM   #10 
  - Wes Clark was never a Republican  WesDem   Feb-15-06 04:04 PM   #50 
  - At least Hackett played above board. I respected that.  MercutioATC   Feb-14-06 09:18 AM   #11 
  - "his candor and refusal to back down" - I don't get it then  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:25 AM   #18 
     - He'd essentially be running as an Independant on the Dem ticket.  MercutioATC   Feb-14-06 09:43 AM   #22 
        - I can tell you what they said....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 10:40 AM   #23 
           - I can bet that didn't happen...  MercutioATC   Feb-14-06 11:41 AM   #24 
              - That 's what Harry does in Nevada....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 01:01 PM   #29 
  - Please think of southern Ohio  DancingBear   Feb-14-06 09:19 AM   #13 
     - I hate to say this but all this arguing and I still think DeWine will win  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:22 AM   #16 
     - I think it is about the behavior of The Party Leadership much more than  greyhound1966   Feb-14-06 12:05 PM   #25 
        - Thanks....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 12:38 PM   #27 
        - Dems can win races without repukes  OzarkDem   Feb-14-06 01:29 PM   #35 
           - a.) They can't win in southern Ohio, according to the history and what  greyhound1966   Feb-14-06 03:39 PM   #40 
           - Here in Ohio we haven't won one since the mid 1980s. nt  Kukesa   Feb-15-06 11:24 AM   #47 
     - Educate your voters  OzarkDem   Feb-14-06 01:28 PM   #34 
     - I live in Dayton and you're correct. Hello, DeWine, again. nt  Kukesa   Feb-14-06 01:38 PM   #39 
  - They seem to like that strategy. I hope they choke on it.  MercutioATC   Feb-14-06 09:13 AM   #6 
  - Im not from Ohio so I dont the full details but Brown  LeftNYC   Feb-14-06 09:13 AM   #7 
  - How do we know they are 2 simliar guys?  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:19 AM   #14 
     - Im in agreement with you...I think Hackett gained, rightfully so,  LeftNYC   Feb-14-06 09:26 AM   #19 
  - It Isn't About The Leadership, Either  Edgewater_Joe   Feb-14-06 09:18 AM   #12 
  - With all due respect....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 09:32 AM   #21 
  - Same exact situation in Pennsylvania, except...  KnaveRupe   Feb-14-06 09:19 AM   #15 
  - And that's why I have more respect for Chuck P  LynneSin   Feb-14-06 09:23 AM   #17 
     - Agreed, Lynne.  KnaveRupe   Feb-14-06 12:05 PM   #26 
        - Here...  VonDoomPhd   Feb-14-06 12:59 PM   #28 
           - Nice analysis, and Welcome to DU!! (n/t)  KnaveRupe   Feb-14-06 03:41 PM   #41 
  - They didn't take away anything...  SaveElmer   Feb-14-06 01:04 PM   #30 
  - You're right....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 01:18 PM   #31 
     - Paul Hackett was free to stay in...  SaveElmer   Feb-14-06 01:24 PM   #33 
        - Unlike the hacks you insist on defending, he is a man of his word.  greyhound1966   Feb-14-06 03:49 PM   #43 
           - What hacks are y ou referring too...  SaveElmer   Feb-14-06 03:51 PM   #44 
              - Not specifically, but they do fit the bill. When the anointed "leaders"  greyhound1966   Feb-15-06 11:20 AM   #45 
                 - Wrong...  SaveElmer   Feb-15-06 03:51 PM   #49 
  - great rant  mdmc   Feb-14-06 01:21 PM   #32 
  - With pleasure.....  Punkingal   Feb-14-06 01:33 PM   #37 
     - Jimmy turned me on to politics  mdmc   Feb-14-06 01:36 PM   #38 
  - Well, the Big Money has to keep their bases covered  Ciggies and coffee   Feb-14-06 01:32 PM   #36 
  - Thank you...  spuddonna   Feb-14-06 03:47 PM   #42 
  - Bottom line: They want your money & volunteer time- NOT your input. n/t  Dr Fate   Feb-15-06 11:22 AM   #46 
     - Well, ain't that the truth! You said it Doctor. nt  Kukesa   Feb-15-06 11:25 AM   #48 
 

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