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VotesForWomen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-26-08 04:29 AM
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18. i'm not the only one who's noticed a certain cult-like quality to the O movement, and here's the dea
deal about any dem candidate's liberal bona fides: certainly, i would like a truly liberal candidate/president; there was a Kucinich bumpersticker on my car before there was a hillary sticker, but of course kucinich or any truly liberal, radical candidate would not have any chance to win at this juncture. so one has to make the choice to either pick a 'realistic' dem candidate and go for the short-term victory, or vote third-party, write-in etc., in the hopes of pulling the dem party to the left in the long term. i have done both. this time i decided to go for a 'realistic' candidate, and since hill and O are the only choices left, i picked hill because i think she's the most qualified. but here's what you apparently don't get: Obama is no more liberal, progressive, whatever you want to call it than hillary is. the cult of personality that has grown up around him thinks he is, and he will certainly let them believe that if it will get votes, but he is every bit as much of a centrist climber as any other candidate who had a realistic shot at getting the nom. how do i know that? because if he wasn't, he would have been out of the race ages ago, along with kucinich and anybody else who posed a threat to the establishment.
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