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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:11 PM
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Will Clark cowtow to the Corporate interest??
I must admit as much as I have liked Clark in the past 2 years,
I am leary about is true intentions.
I am concerned about his indecisiveness about entering the race,
and I am leary that the DLC has a hand in the pot.

His comment on being a Republican nauseates me.
And his using the Dems a stepping stone to power is
is disturbing.

Who is he coming in for?
Corporations?
Likud?
Bush? DLC?
Military?
Limbaugh?(lol)

Now, I do have an open mind, yet Trust will come first
in this 2004 election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:12 PM
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1. What an excellent topic.
We really ought to discuss this once and for all.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:14 PM
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2. Well his timing into the election is interesting
He came in when Dean was the frontrunner over DLC candidates!

I feel the hand of Clinton is on his shoulders!

so I'm not sure exactley where he stands??
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:21 PM
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4. Yes, I am confused to Nottingham.
Clinton is supportive of the Democratic process.
So he would at this time support him and the rest of cabal.
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StephNW4Clark Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:16 PM
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3. Where to begin?
"I am leary about is true intentions.
I am concerned about his indecisiveness about entering the race,
and I am leary that the DLC has a hand in the pot."

I realize many people seem to be convinced that Howard Dean's campaign is the only grassroots support campaign out there (because he did it first and with much success). We - the little people, the Clark supporters - asked Clark to run. As with any movement, it takes time to gain both momentum and credibility. And from reports, Clinton was apparently cool to the idea of Clark running (cool as in not a big fan).

As for his comment on being a Republican, again, here you go:

Clark Never Called Karl
Wesley Clark says he would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had returned his phone calls. White House phone logs suggest otherwise.
by Matthew Continetti
09/22/2003 1:45:00 PM

Matthew Continetti, editorial assistant

"WHEN WILL Wesley Clark stop telling tall tales? In the current issue of Newsweek, Howard Fineman reports Clark told Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and University of Denver president Mark Holtzman that "I would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had returned my phone calls."

Unfortunately for Clark, the White House has logged every incoming phone call since the beginning of the Bush administration in January 2001. At the request of THE DAILY STANDARD, White House staffers went through the logs to check whether Clark had ever called White House political adviser Karl Rove. The general hadn't. What's more, Rove says he doesn't remember ever talking to Clark, either. "

And your last charge of using the Democrats as a stepping stone to power?? He has been characterized by both detractors and supporters as an over-achiever, ambitious and intelligent. But never has he been called "power-hungry."

And for a man who spent 32 years in the military when he could have easily fulfilled his military requirement of duty during Vietnam and then left the military, but instead chose to stay on to serve the country - what corporate interests are you talking about?

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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:21 PM
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5. Exactly...
I can't understand why everybody questions Clark's motives. Why does ANYBODY want to be President?

I don't see why we can't take Clark at his word that he feels he can lead the country better than Bush can. I believe he's correct in that assessment, as does, evidently, a plurality of voters according to today's polls.

If somebody gets support from DLC members, it doesn't make them Rove stooges. If somebody gets support from the ADA, it doesn't make them Likud moles.

I really think it's silly to don a tinfoil hat this early. Believe me, the right-wingers are supporting BUSH - not Clark, not Lieberman, not anybody else.
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