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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:00 PM
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15. I am more of an independent thinker myself,
and not a classic democrat. On one hand, I have always been loyal to my cohorts (even when they were not loyal to me) and will be more apt to defend others than myself. But on the other hand, in 2000 I defended Gore for the most part and warned of the danger of bush. What I could not defend was his choice of VP and his distancing himself from the then president Clinton, which was seen as disloyal by many here. These people voted for Nader, but Illinois still went for Gore.

In 2004, I kept hoping for the best, but Kerry kind of lost people here when he did not fight back and show that he was different than bush, and when he did not go through with his plan to have Durbin and Jones as his spokespeople. I ended up doing the best I could with the argument that anyone was better than bush. That didn't go over as well as it should have, many of those that did not see a difference voted for Nader. Illinois still went for Kerry.

What I say and do makes very little difference, except here on this site. In 2004 some of my posts on another site seemed very similar to what showed up in articles and right wing commentaries. It was then that I decided that I would not post negative things about candidates. I gave in to temptation and did say somethings a few months back, but quickly decided that it was wrong and have not done it again. Sorry for the long post.
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