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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:59 AM
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18. What we need is a Wellstone
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 12:00 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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  -Dems need a fighter wyldwolf  Dec-06-07 11:22 AM   #0 
  - Dear wyld, this is what we truly need.  Katzenkavalier   Dec-06-07 11:23 AM   #1 
  - not goosebumps. More like hives  wyldwolf   Dec-06-07 11:26 AM   #2 
  - Were it not for 'those old fights,' ...  hayu_lol   Dec-06-07 11:30 AM   #4 
  - it's not about forgetting, it's about moving on  Magic Rat   Dec-06-07 11:36 AM   #10 
  - Oh, dear wyld, you need to be more receptive to Obama.  Katzenkavalier   Dec-06-07 11:30 AM   #5 
     - uh... nah.  wyldwolf   Dec-06-07 11:31 AM   #7 
        - It was friendly advice!  Katzenkavalier   Dec-06-07 11:35 AM   #9 
  - Taking nothing away from Obama because basically I think HE  Bitwit1234   Dec-06-07 11:50 AM   #15 
  - it's a shame you can't merge Hillary and Obama into one candidate - Hobama  Magic Rat   Dec-06-07 11:28 AM   #3 
  - well, Bill Clinton can't run again.  wyldwolf   Dec-06-07 11:31 AM   #6 
  - nope  Magic Rat   Dec-06-07 11:34 AM   #8 
  - "Ho"...a tough first syllable in the name of any candidate  BeyondGeography   Dec-06-07 11:38 AM   #11 
  - Joe Biden is a "tough" candidate. Obama needs years to even  monmouth   Dec-06-07 11:42 AM   #12 
  - Biden will encounter the same problems Kerry had  Magic Rat   Dec-06-07 11:45 AM   #13 
  - Well...  1corona4u   Dec-06-07 12:37 PM   #22 
  - Joe Biden is a candidate we already rejected 20 years ago.  Apollo11   Dec-06-07 11:52 AM   #16 
     - Who is the we...  coco77   Dec-06-07 12:39 PM   #23 
     - Because he was smeared...  1corona4u   Dec-06-07 12:40 PM   #24 
  - Dems need a fighter who stands up to the WH, who will lead on impeachment. nt  polichick   Dec-06-07 11:45 AM   #14 
  - AND WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS SOMEONE WITH THE GUTS  Bitwit1234   Dec-06-07 11:52 AM   #17 
  - We DO have such a candidate  Kucinich4America   Dec-06-07 12:03 PM   #20 
  - What we need is a Wellstone  Armstead   Dec-06-07 11:59 AM   #18 
  - We need a fighter. But we don't WANT a fighter.  Wizard777   Dec-06-07 12:00 PM   #19 
  - Was Hillary a 'fighter' against the Iraq War? nm  TeamJordan23   Dec-06-07 12:03 PM   #21 
  - Was Barack "I don't how I would have voted but I'll vote to fund it" Obama?  wyldwolf   Dec-06-07 01:12 PM   #26 
  - If a "fighter" is what we need, then it's not Obama.  Beacool   Dec-06-07 12:57 PM   #25 
 

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