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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 12:59 PM
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18. What we need is a Wellstone
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 01:00 PM by Armstead
For my tastes, Obama is TOO conciliatory and Hillary is TOO polarizing in the wrong ways.

Wellstone was one of my political heroes -- and the kind of leader we need now for one basic reason.

He was both a fighter and a conciliator. He had a sense of clear and very liberal.progressive principles, and he fought for them. He knew how to play hardball as well as negotiate and find common ground with political opponents.

And he focused on real issues -- especially the real polarization in this country, which is the powerful wealthy elite vs. the majority of Americans (middle class and poor).

Despite his strong progressive views, he was personally popular, and seldom got caught in the briar patch of wedge issues.

That's what we need in a candidate, IMO.
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