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IN-dem Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:15 PM
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Educate me please.
I wanna know who would be the best candidate for President in 2008. I don't want arguments I want FACTS. I want to learn of possilbe candidates and what they stand for. I want to make the right choice for my family. A little background about my family. My husband is a factory worker. I am a stay at home mom we have a mentally disabled daughter (Severe Autism). ONE income family thats just trying to make it. Please educate me.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:18 PM
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1. The only serious taker right now on the Dem side is Biden...
Possibly Hillary or Feingold.

Other than that there are no for sure candidates. You're better off waiting until '06 or '07 when more have declared themselves.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:22 PM
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2. This is who I pick.
Wesley Clark & Dennis Kucinich. I believe this would be the best ticket for 2008. One is a veteran of war and the other wants to build a Department of Peace. Clark is a throwback to Eisenhower and Dennis would make an excellent VP or POTUS. They spread across the entire political spectrum of the Democratic party. I believe both men represent something positive for the working person and would be very pro-peace when it comes to dealing with foreign policy. I also believe if Bush leaves us in some horrible, horrible mess (like it can get any worse) Clark can dig us out militarily and Kucinich would make an excellent diplomat.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:25 PM
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3. No one
It's three years away. We got stuff to take care of now. Anyone who tells you their favorite candidate is doing just that - telling you their fantasy.

Three years is a very long time.

For now, we should all be paying attention to the ruination of our country, and making sure these people are stopped.

And, while I'm at it, welcome to DU! :hi:
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:28 PM
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4. If I were you I would focus on my local election first...
if you have a house or senate member that has allowed jobs and social services slip to aid his corporate cronies you're in a losing position.

These people impact your life directly and can control to some extent the direction of your environment.

I suggest watching your local debates and reading articles from your local major daily.

If you ask your question in December 2006, you should have a much clearer response.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 07:47 PM
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5. This kind of question this early on usually just provokes flamewars.
I personally would like to see this sort of thing wait until after the 2006 midterms. At this point, some people have their favorites (mine is in my avatar) and others are not even beginning to think about who they favor.

Since no one has actually declared a candidacy yet, I would focus my energy more on the races that are coming up. There will be plenty of time for ripping each other to shreds over Presidential candidates later on. :)
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 08:02 PM
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6. I agree. WHO, in 2005, wants to know who to vote for in 2008?
:shrug:
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 08:19 PM
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7. IN-dem....
I understand your struggle. Hang in there. My best to your family.

I support the same man in `08 as I did in `04, Ret. General Wesley Clark. Rhodes Scholar, speaks several languages, rags to riches biography, impressive military career, decorated Vietnam veteran, solid family man.

Wes Clark got my attention because he was against the invasion of Iraq and had the courage to say so. He`s very, very bright and has a deep understand of international issues. Clark consistently speaks about our responsibility to helping those among us who have the least. He`s just a good, down-to-earth man. His wife, Gert, is an absolute gem, sincere and caring. I remember a story she told a couple years ago about her brother getting laid off and how worried she was about his family making it. She talked about helping them out and went on to say that we have a duty to help one another.

I`ve read everything I can find on Wes Clark and I`m going to support him again if he runs.
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IN-dem Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 09:14 PM
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8. Ok I guess its back to making fun of pictures and small talk.
Thanks to those of you who gave me your opinion on who you think the best "possible" candidates are. I wasn't trying to start a flame war. Of course this has been the typical treatment to me since signing up to the DU. No need to reply I will not be coming back here.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 10:49 PM
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10. I wasn't suggesting that you were trying to start a flamewar,
only that these threads often end up going that way, despite the best intentions of the original poster. I'm sorry that you feel hurt. It was not my intention to make you feel that way in my post.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 09:19 PM
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9. Hang in there. My oldest (8) has PDD-NOS, but
lately he seems more autistic than anything. I am a SAHM, also, husband is in financial software industry. Wish the admin was kinder towards schools, medical care, research, etc. I'm a Clarkie, though, and i also like Dennis Kucinich.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 11:31 PM
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11. Someone who's compassionate, intelligent, respected around the world,
has foreign policy experience, has a Masters in Economics, graduated at the top of his class, #1 at West Point and was a Rhodes Scholar.

WES CLARK and running mate Barbara Boxer, John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Bernie Sanders. If you'd like to read up on him, go here...

http://www.clark04.com/index.html

Hopefully we will take back the House and Senate in 2006 and the WH in '08 and things will be better for you and your family.
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