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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-23-04 10:56 PM
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26. Ive never understood it honestly
really. We got so many anti free traders here on the boards and they have issues with Kerry because of this but yet they think it would be the worst thing ever if Gep would be VP. Gephardt also opposed "welfare reform", he was a cofounder of the DLC yes but hes quite liberal socially and economically, economically IMO more than Kerry. Gephardt as VP wouldnt kill me, it might even has a person who is big on labor issues bring a smile.
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  -Gephardt, political relic or perfect VP? Nicholas_J  Jun-23-04 07:48 PM   #0 
  - If he is picked, I don't have a problem with it  freetobegay   Jun-23-04 07:49 PM   #1 
  - I don't know why but Gephardt doesn't do anything for me  Longhorn   Jun-23-04 07:56 PM   #2 
  - Gephardt is definitely yesterday's mashed potatoes...  filterfish   Jun-23-04 08:34 PM   #13 
  - not the best VP pick in the world but would be a nice asset IMO  JohnKleeb   Jun-23-04 07:57 PM   #3 
  - I like him  WesDem   Jun-23-04 07:58 PM   #4 
  - I would accept as well...  Darkamber   Jun-23-04 07:58 PM   #5 
  - Pre-Announce Gep as SecLabor  DoveTurnedHawk   Jun-23-04 08:00 PM   #6 
  - Will I accept Gephart as VP?  Rowdyboy   Jun-23-04 08:06 PM   #7 
  - Relic or Perfect VP?  wjsander   Jun-23-04 08:07 PM   #8 
  - I Work in St. Louis,  Suzie57   Jun-23-04 08:12 PM   #9 
  - Odd though  Nicholas_J   Jun-23-04 08:15 PM   #10 
     - Congress is gerrymandered to the point that if you don't win as incumb.  AP   Jun-24-04 12:43 AM   #29 
  - Gephardt did everything Bush asked of him. No backbone.  FloridaPat   Jun-23-04 08:26 PM   #11 
  - Thats a riduculous comment  Nicholas_J   Jun-23-04 08:49 PM   #15 
  - Not fair - you can't bring facts into the debate  bushwakker   Jun-23-04 09:11 PM   #18 
  - Yes  Nicholas_J   Jun-23-04 09:26 PM   #22 
  - Heh  WesDem   Jun-23-04 09:29 PM   #23 
  - Where did Edwards stand up to Bushie, vote-wise? n/t  venus   Jun-23-04 11:08 PM   #28 
  - Kerry could put Sharpton on the ticket and I'd vote for him, but--  Rooktoven   Jun-23-04 08:28 PM   #12 
  - He would be an excellent choice  bushwakker   Jun-23-04 08:39 PM   #14 
  - I find it odd that Gephardt is attacked for supposedly  Nicholas_J   Jun-23-04 08:52 PM   #16 
     - The antipathy on DU to Gephardt has always baffled me  bushwakker   Jun-23-04 09:10 PM   #17 
     - that's my opinion too  JohnKleeb   Jun-23-04 09:18 PM   #21 
     - Actually its more than that  Nicholas_J   Jun-23-04 09:36 PM   #24 
        - Ive never understood it honestly  JohnKleeb   Jun-23-04 10:56 PM   #26 
        - right  JI7   Jun-24-04 12:44 AM   #31 
        - IWR is almost as immoral as preemptive war itself and excuses no one  wuushew   Jun-24-04 01:37 AM   #33 
           - President's Kerry, Gephardt or Edwards would not have invaded  bushwakker   Jun-24-04 07:43 AM   #36 
           - Kucinich himself  Nicholas_J   Jun-24-04 02:17 PM   #37 
     - That just isn't true. CQ said that Edwards voted against Bush more than  AP   Jun-24-04 12:44 AM   #30 
        - Here's the link:  AP   Jun-24-04 01:01 AM   #32 
        - That article  Nicholas_J   Jun-24-04 06:33 PM   #40 
           - Psst. That's when he no longer had to worry about winning reelection in NC  AP   Jun-24-04 06:42 PM   #41 
              - Again, this this is speculation.  Nicholas_J   Jun-24-04 08:26 PM   #43 
                 - I doubt Edwards will be VP. I'm not arguing for Edwards to be VP.  AP   Jun-24-04 08:40 PM   #44 
                    - I'd say Edwards odds are fairly good  Nicholas_J   Jun-25-04 07:45 PM   #45 
                    - Lincoln was out of politics for 10 years and lost a senate race in '58  AP   Jun-26-04 12:23 AM   #59 
                       - Actually  Nicholas_J   Jun-26-04 01:18 AM   #60 
                          - What polls are you looking at?  AP   Jun-26-04 01:29 AM   #61 
                             - Edwards voting record in Congress  Nicholas_J   Jun-26-04 03:39 PM   #67 
                    - AP, I agree with just about everything you say here.  janx   Jun-25-04 08:06 PM   #48 
  - Why not go all the way?  Lefty Pragmatist   Jun-23-04 09:12 PM   #19 
  - I don't know, but my husband says that if you hear Gep talk  janx   Jun-23-04 09:17 PM   #20 
  - I like Gep better than Edwards.  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-23-04 09:58 PM   #25 
  - The more I see and hear of Edwards, the more I like Gep if the  venus   Jun-23-04 11:05 PM   #27 
  - Gephardt would be a solid choice and...  IndianaGreen   Jun-24-04 02:38 AM   #34 
  - That's a very good point , IndianaGreen..n/t  DWolper   Jun-24-04 06:02 PM   #39 
  - This has been pretty much the real way VP's have been selected  Nicholas_J   Jun-24-04 06:43 PM   #42 
  - Good analysis, but he's an AWFUL campaigner...  Dr Fate   Jun-25-04 10:23 PM   #54 
  - Gephardt would add nothing  AwsieDooger   Jun-24-04 04:53 AM   #35 
  - Your opinion is not the same as that of most  Nicholas_J   Jun-25-04 08:13 PM   #49 
  - Do you have a link to the poll results you are describing?  spooky3   Jun-24-04 02:24 PM   #38 
  - I see a pattern here on DU...  cosmokramer   Jun-25-04 07:49 PM   #46 
  - I am a person who wants Edwards and I'd be very happy with gephardt  JohnKleeb   Jun-25-04 07:52 PM   #47 
  - Good for you!  cosmokramer   Jun-25-04 09:48 PM   #51 
     - Ive always liked Gephardt  JohnKleeb   Jun-25-04 10:13 PM   #52 
        - I prefer Sec of Labor...  cosmokramer   Jun-25-04 10:24 PM   #55 
           - Now there is an idea...  Dr Fate   Jun-25-04 10:25 PM   #57 
           - agreed, sec of labor  JohnKleeb   Jun-25-04 10:30 PM   #58 
  - I love Clark, oppose Dick.  Dr Fate   Jun-25-04 10:24 PM   #56 
  - He's dead weight  Myrina   Jun-25-04 09:29 PM   #50 
  - Loser. He never won a single one of his Prez. bids...  Dr Fate   Jun-25-04 10:20 PM   #53 
  - Nicholas_J, You have a sale!  incapsulated   Jun-26-04 02:18 AM   #62 
  - I'd trust Gep to do the right thing  yellowdawgdem   Jun-26-04 04:24 AM   #63 
  - Never were truer words spoken  cosmokramer   Jun-26-04 01:06 PM   #64 
  - Given the choices....  Joe Fields   Jun-26-04 01:30 PM   #65 
  - I'd hate to doubt Gep  RCNJEnvStudiesMajor   Jun-26-04 03:15 PM   #66 
  - Your posts show a real grasp of politics...  Leilani   Jun-26-04 05:23 PM   #68 
  - gep helps kerry govern better.  kodi   Jun-26-04 07:24 PM   #69 
 

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