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pruner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:38 AM
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has a foreign government ever endorsed a US presidential candidate?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 01:47 AM by pruner
everyone knows our government "endorses" candidates in foreign elections.

has the reverse ever happened?

can you imagine Schroeder or Chirac saying something like "I urge all Americans to vote in favor of the Democratic party candidate next November for the sake of both our nations, and the world in general."
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:41 AM
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1. I don't think it would be helpful
Foreigners telling us what to do? Probably won't play in Peoria.
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pruner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:43 AM
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3. I'm not saying it would be helpful
but I think it'd be absolutely hilarious.

and unless the candidate actively solicited the endorsement, I don't think it'd really hurt.
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Paschall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:48 AM
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6. It will probably just come as a "coincidental" photo-op
A pre-election meeting between the Dem candidate and any foreign leaders would not be extraordinary, I think. Snap and the "endorsement" is in the can.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:42 AM
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2. Well...
considering that John Howard held a special press conference to congratulate the repukes for their result in the 2002 elections, you can bet that he'll have the kneepads on for '04.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:44 AM
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4. One would assume that Ariel Sharon will give his endorsement
...to Bush/PNAC.
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Sick of Bullshit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:45 AM
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5. Didn't Tony Blair endorse Gore?
Gee, that seems like eons ago.
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cherryperry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:54 AM
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7. Well,
if he didn't, he did. Right?

I'm too sleepy, g'night all.


cherry
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LeahMira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:25 AM
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8. USSR?
Used to be that if Khrushchev so much as had a kind word for any President or Presidential candidate it was like the kiss of death in the U.S.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:51 AM
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10. My, and he never used that weapon?
What a dumbass. :evilgrin:
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itcfish Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:39 AM
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9. Read Somewhere
that the Shah of Iran gave money to Nixon than Ford.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:56 AM
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11. Lula (prez of Brazil) had talks with Kirchner...
...then-candidate and now President of Argentina.

I recall Lula himself went touring the world to have talks with chiefs of state during his own election campaing. Most of then didn't have any problem providing smily hand shakes for his photo album.

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