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jonas_stradlater Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 12:24 AM
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128. I admit that I'm not an expert on the political scene in Ohio
but am I the only one who doesn't understand this story. First of all, warning flag popped up when I saw it was the NY fucking Times on this. Once I hear Hackett and others involved explain it, then I'll form a real opinion. But I'll believe the story for now, until anything contradicts or clarifies it. But Hackett quitting politics over this? Sounds very odd to me.

If he quits altogether on this, I question his ability to be a Senator. I mean, I've been following politics for about six years now and even I know it'd be naive to trust your own party, especially the Democratic party. You can't expect the spineless DLC-led Dems to back you when you say bold things (his statements on Iraq, for instance). By the looks of it, some of DU thinks of Hackett as a fucking messiah. I agree with a lot of what he says but Brown seems like an excellent Democrat that aligns with my political beliefs and I presume with many on DU. Hackett has to think of the Democratic party as a whole and would have been more influential, successful, and helpful if he ran for the House.

Yeah I love a lot of what Hackett has said and I cheered him on last year but there is only two reasons why I can imagine him dropping out of the race and out of politics:
1)Ego
or
2)Some personal problem or scandal and he is trying to save face

I think I'm with you on this one Mr. Pitt.
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