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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-07 08:14 AM
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4. Lieberman was known primarily as a champion of social liberal causes
Edited on Thu Nov-22-07 08:18 AM by Gman
Remember that this was pre-911. Lieberman didn't do and say the things he does now because we were at peace at that time and a very solid peace. It likely that 9/11 may not have even happened if Gore had been inaugurated in which case all of this would be moot. Even if 911 did happen, we would only have gone into Afghanistan and we would have taken out OBL at Tora Bora instead of letting him get away... lots of things would be different.
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  -I totally respect and admire Al Gore, but will never understand his choice of Lieberman as Veep symbolman  Nov-22-07 08:10 AM   #0 
  - Because "folks said" Gore was too far to the left and needed a "moderate" to get Repuke votes. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 08:12 AM   #1 
  - Who said he was too far left????  robcon   Nov-22-07 11:50 AM   #26 
     - Folks. You know. Some people say. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 05:46 PM   #32 
  - if you ask me  boricua79   Nov-22-07 08:12 AM   #2 
  - Agree  OzarkDem   Nov-22-07 08:19 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, "outflank him" with  zidzi   Nov-22-07 09:56 AM   #20 
     - Yep, that's how they did it n/t  OzarkDem   Nov-22-07 12:35 PM   #27 
  - What Jewish lobby?  Behind the Aegis   Nov-22-07 12:41 PM   #28 
  - The one Jewish Repuke I know called LIEberman a "self-hating Jew" who was anti-Israel.  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 05:48 PM   #34 
  - Only 14% of Jews vote Republican. I doubt that LIEberman made a big difference there. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 05:47 PM   #33 
  - "Jewish lobby?"  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 01:47 AM   #47 
  - Because they felt the same way about Wall St, and because Lieberman criticized Clinton.  1932   Nov-22-07 08:13 AM   #3 
  - Lieberman was known primarily as a champion of social liberal causes  Gman   Nov-22-07 08:14 AM   #4 
  - The media told Gore he needed to distance himself from Clinton  NewJeffCT   Nov-22-07 08:17 AM   #5 
  - Excellent point -- with a War-Mongering Neocon like Lieberman as Vice President, it would be like .  The Stranger   Nov-22-07 08:21 AM   #7 
  - No - Lieberman's awful but he's not as bad as Satan Cheney - no one is!  LeftishBrit   Nov-22-07 10:02 AM   #23 
  - Trying to capture the swing voters - we need to think about the green voters  goddess40   Nov-22-07 08:23 AM   #8 
  - Because Lieberman was the guy who stood up on the floor of the Senate and gave the  MADem   Nov-22-07 08:24 AM   #9 
  - DING DING DING DING DING  radiclib   Nov-22-07 08:33 AM   #11 
  - yep  pansypoo53219   Nov-22-07 09:47 AM   #19 
     - Feingold had too many marriages, though. Two is one thing, three is 'too much'  MADem   Nov-23-07 10:02 AM   #52 
  - I agree. You nailed it.  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 05:50 PM   #35 
  - did you respect and admire him as much in 1999?  orangepeel68   Nov-22-07 08:30 AM   #10 
  - Bill Clinton: The Blowjob That Destroyed The World. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-22-07 05:52 PM   #36 
  - DLC  Toots   Nov-22-07 08:36 AM   #12 
  - Edwards was high on his short listin 2000.  Inspired   Nov-22-07 08:40 AM   #13 
  - Edwards wasn't chosen because he was a Southern male like Gore  provis99   Nov-23-07 01:10 AM   #42 
  - The DLC was in power. It was traditional to listen to and be steered by the DLC.  higher class   Nov-22-07 08:44 AM   #14 
  - Everyone is allowed at least one supremely massive fuckup in their lives  kgfnally   Nov-22-07 08:46 AM   #15 
  - Joementum Man is right up there with Quayle and cheney.  mwb970   Nov-22-07 08:49 AM   #16 
  - Do you suppose he (Al) had any idea what this freak could become at the time?  lonestarnot   Nov-22-07 08:50 AM   #17 
  - Do you REALLY think Gore and Lieberman were opposites in 2000?  robcon   Nov-22-07 08:55 AM   #18 
  - I will truly never understand what purpose constantly rehashing this serves  RestoreGore   Nov-22-07 09:58 AM   #21 
  - I have my suspicions.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-22-07 12:44 PM   #29 
  - it's not rehashing for me  symbolman   Nov-22-07 01:27 PM   #31 
  - Don't candidates often choose a running mate who will 'balance' them?  LeftishBrit   Nov-22-07 10:02 AM   #22 
  - "Smart" and "Practical" politics for Gore to distance himself from Clinton.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-22-07 10:12 AM   #24 
  - I understand his choice. But it was a stupid and unnecessary choice  Kahuna   Nov-22-07 10:19 AM   #25 
  - Lieberman was the first Democratic Senator...  ljm2002   Nov-22-07 01:16 PM   #30 
  - You have to laugh at the idea of "Clinton fatigue".  mwb970   Nov-23-07 06:33 AM   #50 
  - Kerry was on his short list and some 'strategist' claimed Kerry had an affair  blm   Nov-22-07 06:06 PM   #37 
  - Bill Clinton  Piperay   Nov-22-07 06:20 PM   #38 
  - Both were DLC members  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-22-07 06:26 PM   #39 
  - I believe this is why Al Gore rightfully separated him self from the Clintons  Uncle Joe   Nov-22-07 08:28 PM   #40 
  - Nor his refusal to adopt  burrowowl   Nov-22-07 09:53 PM   #41 
  - It was a bad choice. And it was all about the blowjob.  impeachdubya   Nov-23-07 01:15 AM   #43 
  - It was a 'committee' advised strategic move...ill advised as it turns out!  Didereaux   Nov-23-07 01:16 AM   #44 
  - what make you think Al Gore got to choose?  leftofthedial   Nov-23-07 01:42 AM   #45 
  - I opine: Al was set up by Pub Paid Moles posing as confidantes...  opihimoimoi   Nov-23-07 02:43 AM   #49 
     - most major "democratic" campaigns over the last 30 years  leftofthedial   Nov-24-07 12:42 PM   #53 
        - Ain't this the shits....IE Chuckie and DiFi  opihimoimoi   Nov-24-07 11:20 PM   #54 
  - He ran as a centrist, and wanted to distance himself from Clinton. Holy Joe  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 01:45 AM   #46 
  - Gore wanted distance between himself and Clinton. Here's why he chose Lieberman:  in_cog_ni_to   Nov-23-07 02:18 AM   #48 
  - I agree symbolman  BeachBuckeye   Nov-23-07 06:35 AM   #51 
  - I feel after 9-11 it would have been President Liberman  sce56   Nov-25-07 09:44 AM   #55 

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