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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:16 PM
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Curious... January 1992.... before the first primary/caucus vote was cast
who was your initial choice for top of the ticket?

I was taken with the ideas of Sen. Tsongas - and a focus on reviving the industrial economic engines of our economy. And you?
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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:18 PM
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1. I don't really recall, but I know it wasn't Clinton
It was probably Jerry Brown. I think I liked Tsongas as well.

:shrug:

--Peter
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jeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:24 PM
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2. I remember hating Clinton
I supported Brown I think.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:58 PM
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6. me too
I supported Harkin, and I didn't see Clinton's appeal, I thought he was appointed by unseen forces to be the front-runner.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:37 PM
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3. My top 2 were Tsongas and Bradley
I can't even remember which I voted for.
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:42 PM
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4. Jerry Brown.
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:43 PM
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5. Clinton
But I was born, raised and educated in Arkansas.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:00 PM
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7. Tsongas.
I still think "President Tsongas" has a nice ring to it...
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:06 PM
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8. Tom Harkin
:-)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:31 PM
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9. I barely noticed, believe it or not
I was still too turned off by my local county party organization putting me on "ignore" (so to speak, by taking me off the mailing list despite repeated requests to be reinstated) because I disagreed vocally with the hawks about Central America.

The bitterness I felt after that lasted until 2000. I remained interested in international affairs, but I was lukewarm toward Clinton and didn't feel motivated to do anything until the threat of Bush II came along.

So I don't think I really had a preference at that point.

When Clinton won, I was home alone. All I felt was relief at getting rid of the Republicans.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:42 PM
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10. by the time the primary got 2 CA
it was decided but I liked Clinton early. I liked what he was saying about higher education...my daughter was starting college and my son would B ready in 5 years. As a single mom, I knew I couldn't afford it or even help them very much. So his college position was important 2 me.

BTW, my daughter is now a pre-school teacher - 3 & 4 yr olds. She has always wanted to get kids excited about learning very early and she loves it!
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DemPopulist Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:35 PM
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11. Clinton
I wasn't actually old enough to vote yet (I turned 16 that month). But I started rooting for Clinton after a month or so of post-Cuomo mourning - just before the Gennifer Flowers thing broke. I liked Harkin and Kerrey too, but Clinton really started to stand out for me because of his charisma.
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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:11 AM
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12. not-so-subtle kick
Curious what others have to say on this...

:kick:
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