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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-04 09:57 AM
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27. That sixth sense
could be that much of Dean's power comes from the recent campaign, not his past record. Not that his record is bad, otherwise that would be easy to rapidly analyze. Just that, if he were running even like Clinton, a low tone, economic focus bid from gubernatorial credentials he would be where he was once afraid he would be at this time- in the second rank griping about being closed out by system favored Southerners. In fact, his strong ability to deal a Congress as an executive is part of his platform message but few are getting that perspective these days. People wrongly see his plans as firebrand rhetoric, not as they may be, a strong wise confrontational plan to enact legislation. The extra things he did, or others did for him, sometimes loom larger than his total personal strengths, some lost in the campaign heat, but once the candidate all that will disappear from focus. Even recent endorsements bear that out stronger than blatant criticisms when they go on about his campaign miracles- and not him. And we know the nation- and his grass roots supporters- will have to decide all over again when Dean tries to present perhaps a different campaign posture, closer to his original intentions. Clinton did not do that or need to.

Something deeper than doubt there. Dean's machine may be driving his candidacy. This wouldn't be a problem if the strong possibility of alienation hadn't become part of its psyche, increasing fears of what will happen once it goes national. ironically, those most nervous about the machine are the most lustful for its ground support. That is not the voters' concern.

But fear has to be dispelled, doesn't it? I say dispel it with a fair vote and fair assessment and back the winner.
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  -I have to go with Wesley Clark Oz  Jan-08-04 08:27 AM   #0 
  - Thanks Oz  wndycty   Jan-08-04 08:28 AM   #1 
  - Frankly, it is a tough decision  TrueAmerican   Jan-08-04 08:29 AM   #2 
  - Welcome - you made the right choice  Jack_Dawson   Jan-08-04 08:33 AM   #3 
  - good choice  Clark Campaigner   Jan-08-04 08:33 AM   #4 
  - Glad to have ya....  gore-is-my-president   Jan-08-04 08:34 AM   #5 
  - Nothing wrong with Dean  StClone   Jan-08-04 08:36 AM   #6 
  - Very well put  BeyondGeography   Jan-08-04 08:56 AM   #16 
     - Loved that comment  Anti Bush   Jan-08-04 09:26 AM   #22 
        - correction from campaign staff  Donna Zen   Jan-08-04 11:22 AM   #32 
  - Welcome aboard, Oz  DancingBear   Jan-08-04 08:36 AM   #7 
  - The revelations we've already had about Clark were MORE then enough  bowens43   Jan-08-04 08:37 AM   #8 
  - Thank you for sharing, bowens43  Jerseycoa   Jan-08-04 08:39 AM   #9 
  - Sour grapes much?  Jack_Dawson   Jan-08-04 08:39 AM   #10 
  - Welcome to the Wes Wing!  Tatiana   Jan-08-04 08:40 AM   #11 
  - I like Dean a lot too  Rowdyboy   Jan-08-04 08:41 AM   #12 
  - Yeah! Thanks, Oz!  Ilsa   Jan-08-04 08:46 AM   #13 
  - I have no problem with Dean  Insurance_Analyst   Jan-08-04 08:48 AM   #14 
  - you have more guts than i do  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-08-04 08:52 AM   #15 
  - You're afraid of Shelton?  Jack_Dawson   Jan-08-04 09:01 AM   #17 
  - i always fear the dropping of the other shoe  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-08-04 09:11 AM   #20 
     - Oh good lord  exJW   Jan-08-04 09:41 AM   #26 
        - A bullshit smear from an Edwards adviser.  Clark4VotingRights   Jan-08-04 11:22 PM   #42 
  - I don't think shelton has anything  Oz   Jan-08-04 09:02 AM   #18 
  - thinking isn't knowing  bearfartinthewoods   Jan-08-04 09:11 AM   #19 
  - I get a kick  Dookus   Jan-08-04 06:44 PM   #40 
  - A handy litmus test  elfin   Jan-08-04 09:17 AM   #21 
  - Good litmus test  fishguy   Jan-08-04 09:33 AM   #23 
  - visualization:  Donna Zen   Jan-08-04 11:32 AM   #33 
  - Glad you made you decision  Democrats unite   Jan-08-04 09:38 AM   #24 
  - Good for you - the only goal should be Bush no more in 2004!  floridaguy   Jan-08-04 09:39 AM   #25 
  - That sixth sense  PATRICK   Jan-08-04 09:57 AM   #27 
  - It matters to me, OZ thanks.  familydoctor   Jan-08-04 10:04 AM   #28 
  - It matters to me too n/t  democratreformed   Jan-08-04 10:59 AM   #29 
  - Welcome to the Clark Camp,  xultar   Jan-08-04 11:04 AM   #30 
  - Welcome, Oz!  in_cog_ni_to   Jan-08-04 11:09 AM   #31 
  - It matters to me Oz.  Clark4VotingRights   Jan-08-04 05:36 PM   #34 
  - Welcome to the Team, Oz  DoveTurnedHawk   Jan-08-04 05:38 PM   #35 
  - Your "sixth sense"  Printer70   Jan-08-04 05:44 PM   #36 
  - Welcome aboard!  kayleybeth   Jan-08-04 05:46 PM   #37 
  - Welcome to the Clark team!  saywhat   Jan-08-04 06:26 PM   #38 
  - Great Choice!  Frenchie4Clark   Jan-08-04 06:35 PM   #39 
  - Oh great and powerful OZ...  wyldwolf   Jan-08-04 06:50 PM   #41 
  - Oz, why not register?  Jerseycoa   Jan-08-04 11:52 PM   #43 

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