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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:15 AM
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Delegates Lean Left And Oppose the War -NYT
NINE out of 10 of the Democratic delegates gathering in Boston this week think the United States should not have gone to war in Iraq and say the gains from the war were not worth the loss of American lives, a New York Times/CBS News poll shows.

The delegates are much less supportive of the war than the public is over all, than Democratic voters generally are, and than is reflected by the more nuanced positions of Senators John Kerry and John Edwards, whom they will nominate this week for president and vice president.

Still, nearly 9 in 10 delegates described themselves as supporting Mr. Kerry enthusiastically, with the rest split about evenly between those who were supporting him with reservations or only because he is the likely party nominee.

The war, Iraq and terrorism are not seen by the delegates as the most important issues in their states, the poll shows. Only one in six cited them as most important. Half of the delegates, on the other hand, said the most important issues were the economy and jobs, and one-third of all voters agree.

http://nytimes.com/2004/07/25/politics/campaign/25DAVI....
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:17 AM
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1. Thanks Bush for that...Hello Liberal dems
I heard they are making a come on in England too

This War is Wrong and the World Knows it no matter how many times Bush Cheney CNN or Fox says it is
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:27 AM
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2. Liberals? At the Democratic National Convention?
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 12:28 AM by Ohio Dem
Well, I'm shocked.
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Mechatanketra Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:13 AM
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3. Gotta love that doublespeak.
Wish I'd thought back in school to tell my teachers that the answers they marked in red ink were simply "more nuanced". :eyes:
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:59 AM
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4. I'm stunned.
The only thing more shocking would be that they're pro-choice and have a low opinion of aWol.
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