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jos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:37 AM
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This is the best crop of candidates since 1972
I've been following politics since 1968, and I think this is the best crop of candidates we've had running since 1972, when McGovern, Muskie, Humphrey and Scoop Jackson ran. 1976? Carter, Udall, Bayh and Scoop Jackson don't measure up. 1980 I don't count because there was an incumbent. 1984? Mondale, Hart, Glenn, Jackson? No. 1988? Dukakis, Jackson, Gephardt, Babbitt. Don't think so. 1992? Clinton, Tsongas, Kerrey, Harkin. Not bad. But I think overall Dean, Kerry, Gephardt, Edwards, Graham and Kucinich are better in terms of experience, depth and persuasiveness.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:40 AM
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1. good observation
You know that Kucinich has more government experience than Shrub and more foreign policy experience. :) Its the truth. Wasnt Brown in 1992 as well.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:43 AM
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2. Yep
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:45 AM
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4. thought so I was 5 that year
I was told yesterday that I would had liked Brown, I think Harkin would be on my list as well that is for 92. I like him and I still havent heard back from the DUer I offered my senator Allen for. lol thats like trading Patrick Ramsey(deadskins QB) for Michael Vick lol.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:44 AM
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3. Well we sure are in desparate need of such insightful leaders.
Did you catch Cheney on Meet The Press? I have never heard such lying in my entire life. I mean that sincerely. We are in deep dung with these guys at the helm and wanting more.....

We've got a leader in the bunch.....I feel sure of that. I just don't know if the Free America still exist....

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FatbackSlim Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:55 AM
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5. 1972
Alas, there's a good chance they will also meet the same fate the 1972 field did versus Nixon. Clark *might* be able to save them, maybe not.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:49 AM
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8. by "them", I'm assuming you mean "us"
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:32 AM
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6. Yep. It's a great crop
Best I can remember.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:41 AM
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7. I agree. We need to put our money and time into winning.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:08 PM
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9. Yup, we got the best, they got the worst....... Bwahahahahaha
The Pubs: Bush is the "Best" they got. Gimme a break.
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:00 PM
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10. Don't forget Shirley Chisholm in '72
n/t
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