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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 12:48 PM
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42. As an unconventional 'multi-cultural' person myself,
"I like his unconventionality and his multi-cultural background,"

..I appreciate that comment!
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  -I'm listening. Without mentioning Hillary Clinton: "Why should Obama be our nominee?" MethuenProgressive  Mar-23-08 11:50 AM   #0 
  - He has talent, shows effective leadership, is not a DLC'er or a Washington insider AND...  Liberal Veteran   Mar-23-08 11:55 AM   #1 
  - Thanks, Liberal Veteran.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:07 PM   #7 
  - Thanks  StClone   Mar-23-08 12:11 PM   #12 
  - Ok so more specific  LibFromWV   Mar-25-08 08:24 AM   #136 
  - When will Obama begin discussing issues instead of doing nothing but reacting to whatever Hillary...  niceypoo   Mar-25-08 09:11 AM   #138 
  - Coattails to a New Majority.  tekisui   Mar-23-08 11:55 AM   #2 
  - Good point about our 'thinning allies'  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:09 PM   #8 
  - I want this guy answering the phone  FightingIrish   Mar-23-08 12:00 PM   #3 
  - Thanks, FightingIrish.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:10 PM   #11 
  - Because He's GOD! He's GOD, I tell you! He's GOD!  Rageneau   Mar-23-08 12:04 PM   #4 
  - self delete  book_worm   Mar-23-08 12:10 PM   #10 
  - Oh I was saddened  StClone   Mar-23-08 12:13 PM   #17 
     - yes, this is a positive thread and I decided not to answer in kind.  book_worm   Mar-23-08 12:14 PM   #18 
  - Congrats! You're the first of the day to make my ignore list!  Divernan   Mar-24-08 08:43 AM   #99 
  - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DAWG!  Alter Ego   Mar-24-08 12:19 PM   #108 
  - Well, he's scary-smart, he has an analytical and thoughtful approach  wienerdoggie   Mar-23-08 12:07 PM   #5 
  - Well thought out reasoning, thanks wienerdoggie  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:13 PM   #16 
  - More delegates? More votes?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-23-08 12:07 PM   #6 
  - The only reason you can share is current math?  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:11 PM   #13 
     - Math is what we use in this country. Nothing more needs to be explained  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-23-08 12:23 PM   #29 
        - She has 13,612,347 to Obama's 13,578,741.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 08:24 AM   #96 
           - That's an old article it seems  Asgaya Dihi   Mar-24-08 09:07 AM   #100 
  - I was for John Edwards but then decided after he withdrew to go with Barack Obama  book_worm   Mar-23-08 12:09 PM   #9 
  - You address something that concerns me greatly:  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:23 PM   #28 
  - Because your boy Billy said so?  hnmnf   Mar-23-08 12:12 PM   #14 
  - Bill Richardson is perhaps the most qualified person to ever run for the Presidency.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:18 PM   #21 
     - I agree about Richardson.  book_worm   Mar-23-08 12:21 PM   #25 
  - Because he wants to pursue the "war on terror."  LWolf   Mar-23-08 12:12 PM   #15 
  - Well, you didn't mention Hillary Clinton,  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:15 PM   #19 
  - Just following instructions, sir.  LWolf   Mar-23-08 12:38 PM   #39 
  - Best reasons I've read so far, LWolf!  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-23-08 04:29 PM   #73 
     - Wolf followed the 'rules' too!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:26 PM   #85 
     - Why, thank you.  LWolf   Mar-24-08 10:10 AM   #102 
  - You got me. I am continually perplexed. But as the presumptive by all here...  Neshanic   Mar-23-08 12:15 PM   #20 
  - That's always been my plan,  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:21 PM   #26 
  - I think this country needs an inspirational leader right now more than we realize  Bullet1987   Mar-23-08 12:18 PM   #22 
  - Transparency in government would be a nice change from the direction Bush has taken us.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:28 PM   #33 
  - It would be VERY nice I agree  Bullet1987   Mar-24-08 05:46 PM   #121 
  - Folks should never underestimate skilled use of the "Bully Pulpit"  TahitiNut   Mar-23-08 01:50 PM   #58 
     - They should also understand, as Bush did not, what the 'bully' in 'bully pulpit' really means.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:10 PM   #80 
  - A couple of reasons.  Mz Pip   Mar-23-08 12:19 PM   #23 
  - Thanks, Mz Pip!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:25 PM   #30 
  - he shouldn't  TheDeathadder   Mar-23-08 12:20 PM   #24 
  - Back that up with facts.You can't. Sheer idiocy from you.  BushDespiser12   Mar-23-08 02:20 PM   #60 
  - Because his path to the nomination doesn't require manipulating SDs.  ClassWarrior   Mar-23-08 12:23 PM   #27 
  - Of course it does  ruggerson   Mar-23-08 12:26 PM   #32 
  - O's the only candidate who can win with a clean SD vote. No manipulation necessary.  ClassWarrior   Mar-23-08 12:30 PM   #35 
     - Obama does not have enough pledged delegates to win  ruggerson   Mar-23-08 12:46 PM   #41 
        - But O doesn't have to "convince" them to reverse the will of the voters.  ClassWarrior   Mar-23-08 12:50 PM   #43 
           - What's the "will" of the voters?  ruggerson   Mar-23-08 12:58 PM   #44 
              - That's one mighty big IF.  ClassWarrior   Mar-23-08 01:16 PM   #48 
                 - You keep using the term "clean sd" vote  ruggerson   Mar-23-08 01:24 PM   #49 
                    - I agree about the SDs. But to cripple the party based the slim chance...  ClassWarrior   Mar-23-08 01:29 PM   #53 
                       - I intend to work to change the rules as well  ruggerson   Mar-23-08 01:41 PM   #56 
  - neither candidate can win without the super delegates they are virtually tied& their are 11 states  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-23-08 04:35 PM   #74 
     - The overall vote totals are very close.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 06:48 PM   #89 
        - and PA will shift that too  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-23-08 08:03 PM   #90 
  - It only takes me one word:  Citizen Kang   Mar-23-08 12:26 PM   #31 
  - You're in a big club on that one, Kang.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:32 PM   #36 
     - Charisma is one of those VERY RARE qualities  Citizen Kang   Mar-23-08 01:01 PM   #45 
  - kicked and recommended. This is the kind of thread we need more of in GD-Primary  book_worm   Mar-23-08 12:29 PM   #34 
  - Thank you book_worm!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:34 PM   #38 
  - First its hard not to mention the fact that there are now only two candidates  dmordue   Mar-23-08 12:33 PM   #37 
  - I'm an Edwards supporter who has decided recently to support Obama  Shine   Mar-23-08 12:38 PM   #40 
  - As an unconventional 'multi-cultural' person myself,  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 12:48 PM   #42 
  - .  Hav   Mar-23-08 01:10 PM   #46 
  - Good points, thanks, hav!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 01:26 PM   #51 
  - Because he's won?  baldguy   Mar-23-08 01:12 PM   #47 
  - I believe that "10% to 90% support " was used upstream to describe the change of O support on DU  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-23-08 04:51 PM   #75 
  - My main reasons  isuba   Mar-23-08 01:25 PM   #50 
  - welcome to DU, isuba! And thank you!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 01:27 PM   #52 
     - Thank you for attempting to elevate the level of discourse,  isuba   Mar-23-08 01:45 PM   #57 
  - because hes tactful, practical, and exercises good judgment.  goletian   Mar-23-08 01:32 PM   #54 
  - I have some reasons:  ginnyinWI   Mar-23-08 01:35 PM   #55 
  - Thank you, ginny!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 03:18 PM   #64 
  - Many many reasons...  dkf   Mar-23-08 02:17 PM   #59 
  - "he will not be stuck in old patterns,"  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 03:24 PM   #65 
     - But old patterns were not necessarily good either.  dkf   Mar-23-08 09:15 PM   #93 
     - We haven't done that in a long, long time  dmesg   Mar-24-08 09:42 AM   #101 
  - Thank You Dr. Crane...  WillyT   Mar-23-08 02:20 PM   #61 
  - Because he knows there aren't any answers,  RichardRay   Mar-23-08 02:47 PM   #62 
  - Thank you for your unique insights, RichardRay  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 03:25 PM   #66 
  - Yes. And because he doesn't think *he's* going to make it all  JerseygirlCT   Mar-23-08 03:26 PM   #67 
  - 1. Bill Richardson says so  LordJFT   Mar-23-08 03:17 PM   #63 
  - Ah ha!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 03:27 PM   #68 
  - If you are actually open to persuasion here's why I think....  Armstead   Mar-23-08 03:37 PM   #69 
  - several factors  mkultra   Mar-23-08 03:41 PM   #70 
  - Because as we are living in an unstable democracy right now...  libnnc   Mar-23-08 03:50 PM   #71 
  - Signing e-petitions should be a major factor in picking our candiate?  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:19 PM   #84 
     - Wow. That's how you define a snark-less reply?  libnnc   Mar-23-08 06:11 PM   #86 
  - I think hat against McCain with the two issues being Iraq and the Economy  Perky   Mar-23-08 04:10 PM   #72 
  - You have a blessed day too, Perky.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 04:57 PM   #76 
  - Because he will unite the country and improve our world image.  Bonobo   Mar-23-08 05:00 PM   #77 
  - It'd be hard to *not* improve our world image by tossing the GOP out!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:17 PM   #83 
  - because Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson, and Joe Biden  hfojvt   Mar-23-08 05:03 PM   #78 
  - So you have no reason you can articulate without mentiong Hillary Clinton?  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:16 PM   #82 
  - Because he got the most votes.  Sparkly   Mar-23-08 05:07 PM   #79 
  - That's like saying we should support Bush because he got more votes than Kerry.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 05:14 PM   #81 
  - He has demonstrated leadership his entire life.  tabasco   Mar-23-08 06:16 PM   #87 
  - OK, try again without mentioning Bill Clinton.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-23-08 06:23 PM   #88 
     - His inspiring and sometimes soaring rhetoric utilizing the so-far...  hayu_lol   Mar-23-08 08:18 PM   #91 
  - Obama is invigorating future democrats  Umbram   Mar-23-08 08:24 PM   #92 
  - Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Umbram  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 06:45 AM   #94 
     - Thanks for a good thread! (nt)  Umbram   Mar-24-08 08:18 AM   #95 
  - Always Vote Hope Over Fear n/t  maine_raptor   Mar-24-08 08:27 AM   #97 
  - Transparency  dmesg   Mar-24-08 08:41 AM   #98 
  - Transparency and openness would be welcome after 8 years of Bush!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:39 PM   #116 
  - You! are listening?  thevoiceofreason   Mar-24-08 10:12 AM   #103 
  - Welcome to DU!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:43 PM   #119 
  - In my opinion,  Mooney   Mar-24-08 10:18 AM   #104 
  - Your summation is worth repeating:  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:40 PM   #117 
  - Thanks.  Mooney   Mar-25-08 09:37 AM   #139 
  - Great summation... Hope it gets around.  futureliveshere   Mar-26-08 02:59 PM   #142 
  - Because 5-10 MILLION people aged 18-30 are willing to sign on with him  TOJ   Mar-24-08 11:34 AM   #105 
  - I must be old...  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:41 PM   #118 
  - kick  book_worm   Mar-24-08 11:48 AM   #106 
  - Nothing will change in our country if people dont get involved...  superkia   Mar-24-08 12:10 PM   #107 
  - Thanks superkia.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:44 PM   #120 
  - What a wonderful thread, MethuenProgressive  TheDoorbellRang   Mar-24-08 12:51 PM   #109 
  - Thanks for your thoughtful response.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:38 PM   #115 
  - one big reason for me - no permanent bases in Iraq  helderheid   Mar-24-08 12:55 PM   #110 
  - That's why I supported Richardson  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:46 PM   #122 
  - Because he believes in the Constitution in the way that  REACTIVATED IN CT   Mar-24-08 04:21 PM   #111 
  - That's an amazing opening line.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:48 PM   #123 
     - And to think that the connection was made when I was watching  REACTIVATED IN CT   Mar-25-08 09:56 AM   #141 
  - Fair question. My answer:  damonm   Mar-24-08 05:22 PM   #112 
  - Proven ability to raise huge amounts of money and spend it wisely  Hippo_Tron   Mar-24-08 05:31 PM   #113 
  - Money matters.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:50 PM   #125 
  - I just found out I'm on the "Ignore this Hilltard" Obama supporter email list.  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:36 PM   #114 
  - Didn't go the clique route in high school  TheDoorbellRang   Mar-24-08 07:06 PM   #130 
     - thanks, TheDoorbellRang!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 08:17 PM   #131 
  - I believe he will be the type of president that would  WIllo   Mar-24-08 05:48 PM   #124 
  - Welcome to DU!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 05:50 PM   #126 
     - Thank you!  WIllo   Mar-24-08 05:56 PM   #127 
  - 15 reasons..in no particular order of importance..  futureliveshere   Mar-24-08 06:02 PM   #128 
  - #15 might be he most important, imo  MethuenProgressive   Mar-24-08 06:34 PM   #129 
     - Look for 16 - 20 over here (its in my comments section)  futureliveshere   Mar-25-08 09:40 AM   #140 
  - Because no one else is running. -- period.  Kablooie   Mar-25-08 01:25 AM   #132 
  - Because someone has to beat McCain. I do not care who does it.  McCamy Taylor   Mar-25-08 01:52 AM   #133 
  - I understand where you're coming from :O)  MethuenProgressive   Mar-25-08 08:18 AM   #135 
  - I started out leaning Hillary....  TLM   Mar-25-08 02:19 AM   #134 
  - He is not a member of the DLC, he was a college professor  harun   Mar-25-08 08:54 AM   #137 
 

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