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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:32 PM
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Not to Decry Clark
It occured to me a while ago that had General Clark decided to retire just a couple of years earlier that it is quite possible that he would now be our President, but that he might be a Republican President, but he would have been one that would not have got us in the mess we are in right now. And then there is the question of if I would have voted for him if he had been a Republican candidate. Undoubtedly not, although it is my very firm desire to be able to vote for him for President a little over a year from now. Just a thought.

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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:58 PM
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1. Possible, but I'm not sure how likely. In an interview in February 2002,
when he was contemplating a run for Congress, he said that both parties had asked him to consider politics for their side.

I think that it is pretty likely that he has planned on running as a Democrat for longer than most people give him credit for. Between the war in Iraq and his history of butting heads with Republicans like William Cohen, I think the die was likely cast at least a couple of years ago.

Source for first paragraph: http://wesleyclark.h1.ru/after4.htm (second story)

The second paragraph is mostly an opinion. }(
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:04 PM
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2. He Was Voting Democratic Since 1992
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 03:05 PM by cryingshame
That's over 10 years ago...since he began identifying with the Left. That's more than "a couple of years".

"had General Clark decided to retire just a couple of years earlier"

Anyway, since your post is entirely speculation.... who knows, maybe Clark would have run on the Green ticket.
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