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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #96
106. I'll vote for Gore in a heartbeat UNLESS Clark is on the ticket.....
Edited on Thu Jun-01-06 04:25 PM by mike_c
I will work against ANY ticket that includes an ex-general. I know that Clark supporters are adament that "he's different," but I'm just as adament in my belief that the autocratic leadership style fostered during a lifelong military career is not appropriate in civilian gov't. One of the major faults of the Bush administration is that it attempts to govern as a junta, by giving orders-- in good civilian gov't the buck might stop at the top, but it needs to be widely invested in before it gets there. The ONLY exception I'd be willing to make is in the case of an ex-general who proves himself or herself first in a governorship, or in the Senate, or some other political leadership role that's less risky than POTUS or VP.

I will be the first to admit that I'm dogmatic on this point, but there it is. I don't think I'm alone, however.

on edit: I would happily support Clark taking a cabinet role in the Gore WH, on the other hand.
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