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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:06 PM
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Who did you support in '92?
At this point in the election season in '92, Bush Sr. looked like he would be tough to beat. I supported Jerry Brown. I didn't agree with all his positions but I supported him for who he was. Clinton just seemed too slick. Tsongas didn't inspire me. Who did you support?
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searchingforlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:08 PM
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1. Bill Clinton and I am glad he won.
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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:09 PM
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2. Clinton - just mostly gut instinct at that time
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:09 PM
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3. Tsongas
I have a history of backing the loser.
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:47 PM
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22. Tsongas.
Even today, his blueprint "A Call to Economic Arms" reads as a how-to guide to running a government.

In the end, though, I'm glad we got Clinton. He took Tsongas' plans to heart, and although he didn't stay clean enough to avoid scandal, we had a damn good eight years.
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:04 PM
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28. Tsongas made Tsense...
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 08:08 PM by burr
I still have a copy of the grey-covered "Economic Call to Arms" boxed away somewhere. Then he was considered a neo-liberal or moderate compared to Clinton and Harkin, but today he would be labeled radical or an unelectable McGovernik!!!

Fiscal discipline, mandatory pay-or-play healthcare, opposing the popular Persian Gulf War..while favoring a 5-7 cent tax increase on gas to reduce fossel fuel consumption. Modest ideas in 1992, but honest enough to kill any Democratic candidate running today.

Clinton rightly adopted most of this agenda during his first years in office.
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Ishkaboogl Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:08 PM
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33. who are you backing now?
n/t
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:28 PM
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34. My nominal support is behind Dean
but I back Kerry, Dean, and Gephardt.

They are my tier one candidates with Kucinich and Edwards at tier two.

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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:09 PM
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4. Brown was my second choice,
Ralph Nader was first. I voted for him in 96, but not in 2000.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:12 PM
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5. Tsongas...as a matter of fact Dean reminds me of Tsongas
a straight talker....a populist? I never thought about it till now? :shrug:
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:13 PM
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6. I was 4 (n/t)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:16 PM
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8. so was I
but knew all the presidents up until that point
I didnt have a pick, I am told that Jerry Brown would be good or Harkin who I do like.
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_NorCal_D_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:16 PM
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24. LOL
I was 6 and in 2nd grade, though both of my parents were Clinton supporters!
:bounce:
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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:15 PM
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7. Clinton
Both times
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Trinity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:18 PM
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9. I so wanted Frank Zappa to run, then he died...
So it was on to Clinton.....


Peace :hippie: :smoke: :freak:
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:23 PM
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14. Zappa had talked about running--then he got sick.
Sad.

I first supported Brown, then Clinton.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:19 PM
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10. I had followed Clinton for nearly 20 years...
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 03:20 PM by Rowdyboy
I liked Kerrey. I liked Harkin. I loved Bill!

Didn't care for Tsongas; was tired of Jerry Brown.
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:19 PM
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11. Bo Gritz
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As Gang of Four says - I love a man in a uniform.

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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:21 PM
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12. Waitiing for Mario?
At his point in the election cycle, wasn't Cuomo subjecting us to "to be or not to be"?
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jos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:25 PM
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16. Yes
I was waiting for him until he stiffed me in December 1991. I have never forgiven him for that.
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xJlM Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:21 PM
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13. My girlfriend hated Clinton
But I supported him. She always called him "Clittin" and thought he was some sort of perv.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:24 PM
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15. Another one for
Tsongas. Totally unelectable, but he had a lot of right ideas. I see Kucinich as being analagous to Tsongas. I was naive enough to vote for the best man for the job in the primary, rather than the one who could win. All those campaigning on bicycle stories did inspire me. Once Tsongas dropped, I backed Clinton and never looked back. I never bought the "Gennifer Flowers-60 minutes" interview, though.

Maybe my memory is clouded, but I seem to recall Clinton, as front runner, having a much more unifying effect on the party than Dean is having. Am I confused?
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diplomats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:26 PM
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17. Clinton
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Langis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:31 PM
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18. I was 12
So I really had no idea what was going on ;)
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:36 PM
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19. Perot. I didn't even know who Clinton was.
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 04:18 PM by w4rma
I was totally apolitical. But, I liked what I heard Perot say. I convinced my dad to vote Perot. I even watched some of Perot's infomercials.

I might have supported Bill Clinton if I had heard of him.

Democrats got little coverage even back then.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:38 PM
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20. Clinton!
I'd like to think of myself as open-minded, but maybe I'm not. I've never voted anything but straight Democratic ticket in national or state elections, and to be honest, I've never regretted it.
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:41 PM
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21. Jerry Brown.
The only thing I knew about Clinton was that, when he learned that school fences were made from radioactive pipeline materials, he took action in Arkansas and tried to get the other governors to act but his requests fell on deaf ears. McNeill-Lehrer had done a segment on the issue. Other than that, I knew very little about him until he won the nomination.
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:24 PM
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29. I liked Brown and Kerrey...
but when I think back to their inconsistancy, and how undependable these two seemed even then...it was no wonder that they were at the bottom of my list. Kerrey's cosmic zones and Brown's moonbeam are a little bit beyond my realm of political thought. :think:

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:13 PM
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23. I held a sign when Hillary came to speak at my campus
that read "Clinton in 92" on one side and "Brown in 96" on the other. Of course this was after the nomination. I was a Brown supporter, but was plenty happy with Clinton getting the nod. I don't think Hillary was too happy with my sign though. I caught her looking at it a few times during her speech.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:21 PM
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25. In 1992
I was only 16, but I was an active follower of politics. At first I liked Tom Harkin, but even then I knew that he was not likely to get elected or even nominated. I started paying more attention to Clinton. I showed up one day at his local campaign office in Walnut Creek, CA, where I grew up, and I decided to get involved in the campaign.

I have not lived in a swing state since 1988. By June of 1992, the real President Bush decided to write off California after a Field Poll showed him losing in the state by 34 points. In 1996, I was in college in Massachusetts: Clinton won 61%-29%. In 2000, I was here in Texas, Bush won 59%-38%. And I will likely be here next year too. I hope someday to live in a swing state.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:22 PM
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26. Clinton, Kerrey a bit
But it just finally came down to Clinton as the only real candidate offering any real hope. But I was very discouraged, I never dreamed we could go so far in such a short time. That's why I'm a little more hopeful today, because if we get a Democratic President, they already know what works and can get it going quickly. Even if the President has to shut down the government again to do it. Which candidate is going to have the courage to do that?
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:38 PM
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27. Bill Clinton all the way!!!
:kick:
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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:44 PM
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30. Was WAY too young back then.
But my mother was a fan of Tsongas, at least she tells me this today. Indecently the day Clinton DID win my mom cried - all she could say was,"it's over, it's over, it's over." I asked her what was over and she told me, "Reagan-Bush."
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:44 PM
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31. Harkin
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 10:45 PM by deutsey
I really didn't like Clinton at first (and was quite frustrated with him throughout his two terms), but I vowed that I was voting for whatever Dem got nominated.

The vow still stands today.

PS: I believe it was Harkin who was the first (or among the first) to point out the clay feet of Bush 1.
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coloradodem Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 03:01 AM
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39. Spring of 92
Colorado was having it's first presidential primary and one of the local TV stations scheduled a debate betweeen the candidates. The primary would be my first opportunity to vote and I had no clue who to support. I knew that I didn't care much for either Brown or Kerrey but was unsure about the rest. Tom Harkin's performance in the debate in Denver blew me away. In my opinion he was far better than any of the other candidates and his ideas were superior. That pretty much sealed my vote, as well as my father's for Harkin. Unfortunately, he only got like 5% of the vote and dropped out soon after. I still admire him greatly today and think he would make a fantastic president.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 08:31 AM
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40. I agree
If I remember correctly, the way the press characterized Harkin was that he was an "old Democrat" (big government, blah blah blah), whereas Clinton was a "new Democrat". :eyes:

Harkin was unashamed of his liberalism and while other Dems were cowering in fear before Bush's poll numbers, he was out there saying Bush's invincibility was "bullshit". That's exactly what he said, it was at the steak fry, I think, and the nightly news had to bleep out that word. Still, it seemed to me to be the moment when the facade around Bush cracked and soon, even conservatives like Buchanan, was taking on "King George".
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:04 PM
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32. John Glenn. Mario Cuomo. Bob Kerrey.
They all were dissed by the press and the DEM moneybags Pamela Harriman and Jackson Stephens sent a massive transfusion of the lifeblood of politics to Bill Clinton and dashed my Liberal Democratic dreams.

Our nation's is a most haunting history:

http://www.rense.com/general14/bushsformer.htm
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valniel Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:00 AM
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35. Clinton
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:19 AM
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36. I liked Brown, too...
I was only 17 in 1992, so it didn't do him any good.
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Clark Can WIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:10 AM
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37. I supported Clinton as soon as I heard him speak
And I'm glad I did. I miss the guy.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 02:37 AM
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38. Brown. I was stupid. I thought I understood politics but I didn't.
I think back at some of the arguments I used publicly to support him and I cringe!
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