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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:17 PM
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Which Democrat would Be the Most Popular President Overseas?
Certainly, ALL would be VASTLY more popular than Bush, except for Lieberman -- please, please NOT a FLAMEBAIT -- I'm just stating that the truth is that with his hawkishness on foreign affairs and the midle east, he'd be a little more popular than Bush, not hated, but he wouldn't be extremely popular, especially in the Middle East, both due to his policy positions and far more unfairly because he's Jewish.

Of the others, I personally think that Kerry would prove the most popular. Europeans loved the first JFK, and especially in Europe, Kerry would be extraordinarily popular, what with his education in Switzerland, his fluent French and Italian, his Portuguese-American wife and his love of sophisticated Euro-type things.

Dean could also be relatively popular, though I don't think it'd be so much as Kerry, because of his opposition to the Iraq War and his rhetoric against Bush. Clark could be similar. Edwards could be very popular as well because he evokes Bill Clinton -- he's very proto-typically "american" but in a much more endearing way than Bush (similar to Clinton).

What do you all think?
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:25 PM
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1. The one that beats Bush
;-)
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:48 PM
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2. Any one of them.
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 12:48 PM by Darth_Kitten
Seriously. :hi:

Any one of them. :thumbsup: ;)
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:49 PM
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3. The one who worked with them for ten years on Kyoto.
The one they trust who has bothered to listen to ALL their cultures.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:50 PM
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4. I think they would like the guy in my sig too
and this guy is that who you are refering too.

if you look at the senator closely it looks like he has peach fuzz :evilgrin:.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 07:44 AM
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13. heheh...
they are both great men, eh?
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:53 PM
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5. Kucinich
He's got the best foreign policy.
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Mairead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 05:18 AM
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10. Without the slightest doubt: Dennis Kucinich
He's the only one who's commited to peaceful rather than imperialistic foreign policy.
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:12 PM
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6. Howard Dean
is the most popular. He gets the most media coverage. The first Democratic primary debate was covered on all the UK's major news programmes. Howard Dean got the most scrren time the segments covering the before, during, and after the debate.

And he is the only one who taken to campaigning amongst ex-patriot Americans the most seriously. And at the end of the day, that is the only vote that matters.
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aneerkoinos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:23 PM
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7. Mosely-Brown
Care to make a poll for DU foreigners?
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:17 PM
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8. Clark. Decorated in many, many countries has meet-ups
all over the world. He is well known.
But I agree, that anyone that beats bush (and disloges him from the WH0 will have the instant international approval.
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 05:27 AM
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11. Nope
Except in the higher echelons of government Wesley Clark is not that wll known.
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:01 PM
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9. Kerry Looks French
And Republicans like to put a beret on his picture, so maybe Kerry.
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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 08:55 AM
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15. <chuckle>
.
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dean4america Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 05:48 AM
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12. well
Anyone who beats Bush would be very popular... but if I had to make a choice, the top three would be 1. Dean, 2. Edwards, 3. Kerry.
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renie408 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 07:53 AM
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14. Edwards
A large part of Edwards foreign policy position is that we need to rebuild our alliances and friendships with other countries. He is committed to NATO and committed to the idea of America being a cohesive member of the world community, not the divider and conquerer.
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:39 AM
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16. Since the US is adrift internationally, a 180% change would...
send a clear, positive message to the rest of the world.

Governor Dean is the anti-bush, blue-blood pedigree aside, and as his fame spreads and more foreigners become familiar, they will see someone who is very analytical and who is not merely ideological.

But really any of the candidates would be a breath of fresh air for our allies.
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