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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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  -NEW STUDY: GORE WOULD WIN IN A "LANDSLIDE VICTORY" kpete  Jun-01-06 08:39 AM   #0 
  - I loves me some Hillary ...  ronnykmarshall   Jun-01-06 08:40 AM   #1 
  - I don't have an axe to grind, but she's obviously Faux "news"'s candidate  corkhead   Jun-01-06 11:27 AM   #54 
     - literally  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jun-01-06 04:14 PM   #104 
  - Ya mean, like he did in 2000? And chicken soup is good for ya  robbedvoter   Jun-01-06 08:42 AM   #2 
  - He is the restoration candidate  Generic Other   Jun-01-06 08:43 AM   #3 
  - I think so too. May he is realizing he could quite actually SAVE  halobeam   Jun-01-06 08:47 AM   #6 
  - I love the guy - he isn't in the Bill Clinton, Bush (both) and Kerry Club  madmunchie   Jun-01-06 07:24 PM   #123 
  - 100% correct n/t  malaise   Jun-01-06 08:54 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-01-06 08:55 AM   #11 
  - He's my choice  HeeBGBz   Jun-01-06 10:20 AM   #35 
  - "Restoration candidate."  NNadir   Jun-01-06 07:22 PM   #122 
     - Certainly  Generic Other   Jun-01-06 08:42 PM   #130 
  - I believe MANY would vote for Gore as a kind of self-correction  npincus   Jun-01-06 08:44 AM   #4 
  - No, they wouldn't  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 08:59 AM   # 
  - respectfully, that is your opinion  npincus   Jun-01-06 09:19 AM   #20 
  - I live in a red state.  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 10:04 AM   #30 
     - OK- I respect your opinion.  npincus   Jun-01-06 10:10 AM   #31 
     - I'm not trying to be mean or bitchy.  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 10:15 AM   #33 
        - I agree with npincus and I'm in NC - your red state neighbor...  ms liberty   Jun-01-06 12:12 PM   #71 
           - My very conservative Dad whom lives in NC  LostinVA   Jun-01-06 12:49 PM   #83 
     - I don't agree with you  cally   Jun-01-06 10:26 AM   #39 
     - that's what I think.  npincus   Jun-01-06 10:56 AM   #48 
     - Well, I don't agree with you  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 11:51 AM   #62 
        - Taking a "poll" on the street or in your office in Arkansas is not exactly  janx   Jun-01-06 12:03 PM   #67 
        - That's why I asked the other poster to do it and see what (s)he got.  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 12:07 PM   #69 
           - But Clark2008, you don't know that. None of us does.  janx   Jun-01-06 12:19 PM   #73 
           - Where is the poll that had him at 28%? Can you provide a link?  janx   Jun-01-06 12:45 PM   #82 
           - I think that number is from an NYT article  rinsd   Jun-01-06 04:17 PM   #105 
           - Look at the full data, if it's still there  karynnj   Jun-01-06 07:12 PM   #120 
           - Kos is an internet poll  karynnj   Jun-01-06 07:06 PM   #119 
           - You put too much faith in these early poll numbers.  calmblueocean   Jun-05-06 06:33 AM   #138 
        - Of course it is  gaspee   Jun-01-06 12:43 PM   #81 
     - I believe Al will win Tennessee in 2008.  Uncle Joe   Jun-01-06 12:59 PM   #84 
  - Al Gore is NOT "seen as a loser."  Raksha   Jun-01-06 04:40 PM   #112 
  - Sorry, but yes, MANY would. Gore won the popular vote  madmunchie   Jun-02-06 09:33 AM   #133 
  - I'm in Texas and I say "YES HE WOULD!"  StellaBlue   Jun-01-06 01:26 PM   #91 
  - You don't really need much analysis to figure that out  depakid   Jun-01-06 08:45 AM   #5 
  - Al Gore and Russ Feingold is a winning ticket  madokie   Jun-01-06 08:49 AM   #7 
  - or Gore/Clark  halobeam   Jun-01-06 08:50 AM   #8 
  - Yes ! With this team, you have all bases covered. You  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-01-06 09:26 AM   #23 
     - I agree with your assessment Gore/Clark would be hard to beat  Quixote1818   Jun-01-06 10:28 AM   #42 
  - I love Russ, but I would love to see us nominate Clark in some  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-01-06 08:53 AM   #9 
  - Excellent point.  halobeam   Jun-01-06 08:56 AM   #12 
  - Clark is a better Secretary of Defense or DNS.  pabsungenis   Jun-01-06 08:59 AM   #14 
     - Maybe you are right, but every poll I see shows Mess-opotmia  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-01-06 09:17 AM   #19 
     - Except he can't be Secretary of Defense.  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 10:03 AM   #29 
     - Put him back in uniform...  trogdor   Jun-01-06 11:01 AM   #49 
     - Why would he want to do that?  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 11:53 AM   #64 
     - It's been done before.  janx   Jun-01-06 11:59 AM   #66 
     - As VP Clark could still oversee many Military decisions and his integrity  Quixote1818   Jun-01-06 10:33 AM   #43 
     - Thats what this has to be, a team effort, no place or time for individuals  madokie   Jun-01-06 11:53 AM   #63 
  - I'm with you!  goddess40   Jun-01-06 09:21 AM   #21 
  - but you have to give up something for the good of all  madokie   Jun-01-06 11:50 AM   #60 
  - Now thats a fine team !!!  RethugAssKicker   Jun-01-06 10:18 AM   #34 
     - bring in Wes Clark for SOD  madokie   Jun-01-06 03:21 PM   #99 
  - Hehehehe...  BeFree   Jun-01-06 09:08 AM   #17 
  - I suppose this tool does not take into account the behaviour of  rman   Jun-01-06 08:58 AM   #13 
  - It doesn't take into consideration the lack of alternative  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 10:12 AM   #32 
     - "alternative media" in south and mid-west..  rman   Jun-01-06 10:28 AM   #41 
     - No - I meant that all we have in the South and mid-West  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 11:57 AM   #65 
     - I hate that term, "Heartland"  gaspee   Jun-01-06 10:47 AM   #46 
        - First... it's called the "Heartland" because it's in the  Clark2008   Jun-01-06 12:05 PM   #68 
        - I don't buy it  gaspee   Jun-01-06 12:35 PM   #79 
        - It's in the middle of the country, hence they call it the heartland  proud2Blib   Jun-01-06 12:27 PM   #76 
        - Like I said,  gaspee   Jun-01-06 12:36 PM   #80 
           - LOL I have lived here all my life; it has been a nickname for as long as I  proud2Blib   Jun-01-06 01:30 PM   #92 
           - LOL  gaspee   Jun-01-06 01:35 PM   #94 
              - And New England should be called the armpit?  proud2Blib   Jun-01-06 03:36 PM   #100 
                 - Hey I won't let you steal Jersey's rightful legacy!  rinsd   Jun-01-06 04:30 PM   #109 
                 - Are you graphicly challanged? New England is clearly the head.  karynnj   Jun-01-06 06:52 PM   #118 
           - A sense of chronology might be in order here.  janx   Jun-01-06 01:35 PM   #93 
              - Exactly (N/T)  gaspee   Jun-01-06 01:36 PM   #95 
                 - Hey, you know what's just as bad or worse?  janx   Jun-01-06 01:52 PM   #97 
        - Where is the heart on the human body? Don't make it into something  madmunchie   Jun-02-06 09:40 AM   #134 
  - I would definitely  pointblank   Jun-01-06 09:00 AM   #15 
  - Got Diebold?  radwriter0555   Jun-01-06 09:06 AM   #16 
  - Re: Diebold/Calif. Yeah, but we have one hell of a woman running for  Peace Patriot   Jun-01-06 11:04 AM   #50 
  - goddamn it he already DID in 2000  elehhhhna   Jun-01-06 09:17 AM   #18 
  - Exactly ! Plus, it would be very difficult to portray him as having  Laura PackYourBags   Jun-01-06 09:22 AM   #22 
  - No, he didn't.  bowens43   Jun-01-06 09:42 AM   #25 
     - You believe what you want to believe. Bush didn't "win" a landslide.  elehhhhna   Jun-01-06 10:00 AM   #26 
  - Complete bullshit  bowens43   Jun-01-06 09:41 AM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-01-06 10:01 AM   #27 
  - Gore beat the idiot  dpbrown   Jun-01-06 10:35 AM   #44 
  - Gore did beat the idiot  proud2Blib   Jun-01-06 12:29 PM   #78 
     - Gore did beat the idiot & Fixer Baker arranged for the SCOTUS *selection  wordpix2   Jun-01-06 01:21 PM   #85 
  - A few months ago...  Scoody Boo   Jun-01-06 10:03 AM   #28 
  - The election will not be honest...the results will not mean sh*t. The  paparush   Jun-01-06 10:21 AM   #36 
  - Gore/Kerry '08. The Restoration ticket. Restore democracy. Restore  Peace Patriot   Jun-01-06 10:22 AM   #37 
  - i could be persuaded to vote for Gore...  QuestionAll   Jun-01-06 11:16 AM   #53 
  - you have no idea  Faye   Jun-01-06 11:40 AM   #55 
  - I'd rather see Gore/Feingold  dpbrown   Jun-01-06 12:08 PM   #70 
  - I agree but name recognition is important to the sheeple & Kerry has more  wordpix2   Jun-01-06 01:24 PM   #88 
     - People don't elect Presidents based on the VP recognition  dpbrown   Jun-01-06 04:26 PM   #108 
  - Gore/Kerry is a great ticket. Kerry has a lot of experience in investiga  wordpix2   Jun-01-06 01:23 PM   #86 
  - This sounds damn good to me  dpbrown   Jun-01-06 10:23 AM   #38 
  - My intuition tells me this is probably a good prediction  Quixote1818   Jun-01-06 10:27 AM   #40 
  - Kicked and Recommended!  dpbrown   Jun-01-06 10:36 AM   #45 
  - this is why all the media talking heads are talking about Hillary  silvershadow   Jun-01-06 10:53 AM   #47 
  - I agree - if Hillary is our candidate it's because the reps set it up  goddess40   Jun-01-06 11:13 AM   #52 
  - I love the results too guys, but ...  choie   Jun-01-06 11:12 AM   #51 
  - Choie, I vote for you as BEST REPLY IN THREAD. Good net-detective work  Bucky   Jun-01-06 07:40 PM   #127 
     - LOL! And thank you...  choie   Jun-01-06 09:26 PM   #131 
  - Which IMO is why MSM is promoting Hillary as the candidate...  hopeisaplace   Jun-01-06 11:43 AM   #56 
  - Gore WILL win in a landslide victory  RedStateShame   Jun-01-06 11:46 AM   #57 
  - or Take Two: The Real Election-he would win  katty   Jun-01-06 11:48 AM   #58 
  - This reeks of "the Lovenstein Institute".....n/t  Sammy Pepys   Jun-01-06 11:49 AM   #59 
  - Too much misogyny in this country to elect a woman  StopThePendulum   Jun-01-06 11:51 AM   #61 
  - Bingo! Why do so many hate Hil? She's a female legislator-politician!  wordpix2   Jun-01-06 01:26 PM   #90 
  - please, that's a chauvinistic statement if I've ever heard one....  mike_c   Jun-01-06 05:02 PM   #115 
  - what???  whopis01   Jun-01-06 04:39 PM   #111 
  - This Repeats Something Everyone Here Already Knows  ThomWV   Jun-01-06 12:14 PM   #72 
  - But they love beating up on her.  janx   Jun-01-06 12:21 PM   #75 
  - Actually, that's not really true.  TheWraith   Jun-01-06 04:22 PM   #107 
     - Hillary SKEPTICS far far outnumber Hillary haters. Few hate her, per se  Bucky   Jun-01-06 07:45 PM   #129 
  - One fact I just learned in Hillary's favor, that surprised the hell out of  Peace Patriot   Jun-01-06 12:19 PM   #74 
  - I like the way you think!! -- and your strong stomach  monarch   Jun-02-06 11:24 AM   #135 
  - I don't believe any of this bs  noonwitch   Jun-01-06 12:28 PM   #77 
  - Nope - sorry this is bullshit  stop the bleeding   Jun-01-06 01:24 PM   #87 
  - Hey, Stop the Bleeding! Me, too, on my off days, and in my off hours, BUT  Peace Patriot   Jun-02-06 12:52 PM   #136 
  - Gore should just be able to walk in and become President  savemefromdumbya   Jun-01-06 01:24 PM   #89 
  - Gore/Clark will be the ultimate blue landslide  IronLionZion   Jun-01-06 01:42 PM   #96 
  - I'll vote for Gore in a heartbeat UNLESS Clark is on the ticket.....  mike_c   Jun-01-06 04:22 PM   #106 
     - Bush and Cheney never served  IronLionZion   Jun-01-06 06:43 PM   #117 
        - just for the record, I'm NOT talking about military service....  mike_c   Jun-01-06 07:27 PM   #125 
  - Although I think Gore COULD win a landslide in 08,  johnaries   Jun-01-06 02:02 PM   #98 
  - There's no way in hell that this could ever be accurate.  TheWraith   Jun-01-06 04:05 PM   #101 
  - this isn't predicting an election per se....  mike_c   Jun-01-06 04:59 PM   #114 
     - It's still trying to predict human behavior  TheWraith   Jun-01-06 05:45 PM   #116 
        - I'm going to respectfully disagree....  mike_c   Jun-01-06 07:19 PM   #121 
  - Al Gore is one of the few potential democrat candidates...  mike_c   Jun-01-06 04:09 PM   #102 
  - Kerry did win a landslide victory, didn't he?  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jun-01-06 04:12 PM   #103 
  - Electing Gore in 2008  countingbluecars   Jun-01-06 04:31 PM   #110 
  - Of course he would.  Kurovski   Jun-01-06 04:46 PM   #113 
  - Sheet! Now if we can just get him to run!  lonestarnot   Jun-01-06 07:26 PM   #124 
  - People love a comeback kid  shadowknows69   Jun-01-06 07:32 PM   #126 
  - So are we going to let "research tools" pick our candidates now?  Placebo   Jun-01-06 07:41 PM   #128 
  - Go Gore!  goodhue   Jun-01-06 10:09 PM   #132 
  - Someone needs to do a study  shadowknows69   Jun-03-06 04:30 AM   #137 

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