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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:51 AM
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Biden likely to support Clark or Kerry
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 10:52 AM by CMT
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware says he's leaning this year towards supporting his Senate colleague John Kerry or the newcomer, retired Gen. Wesley Clark. Said Biden, "The two people I'm most inclined to supprt are Kerry or Clark".

In other political news
* Sen. John Edwards asked on Face the Nation if Clark was the man to beat replied, "Anybody can be beaten." He dismissed a national poll released over the weekend showing the newcomer, Clark, among the leaders in the 10-candidate Democratic presidential campaign.

"Gen. Clark's not very well known across America, but he had a couple of days of being on television," Edwards said Sunday. Edwards said he "intends" to win South Carolina and be competitive in NH and Iowa.

* Clark raises $750,000 in the first thre days of his campaign, officials said sunday. Advisors said the money doesn't include the $1.9 million that supporters pledged before he entered the race.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/bw-elect/2003...
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DJcairo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:53 AM
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1. This guy should have been president and he knows what it takes
That's why he knows we need a candidate with military experience to offset the inevitable attack ads that will come his way during the GE.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:58 AM
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2. Agreed
The swing voters who can give the election to the Democrats would rather vote for an Idiot (Bush) who's perceived to be strong on Defense rather than a good man (Dean) who's perceived to be weak on Defense, ergo Kerry or my preference Clark to win the next next election.


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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:01 AM
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4. Ahem...
Gore was strong on defense. What happened to him?

He won, but got the election taken away from a partisian SC.

However, if Dean does get the nomination, he *KNOWS* that he needs a VP that is well-versed on defense, and that's where Clark comes in (and it's quite better for him this way because of his lack of political experience).

Hawkeye-X
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dfong63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:06 PM
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11. clue in, the number 1 election issue is jobs
... according to every recent poll. not national security.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:22 AM
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6. Carter and Clinton were governors
and they both were elected president with limited national security experience.

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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:16 PM
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9. The calculus has change post 9/11
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:17 PM by RobertSeattle
Idiot + Perceived Strong on Nat'l Defense > Good Man + Perceived Weak on Nat'l Defense.

It doesn't matter if the perception is wrong, the perception becomes the voter reality.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:39 PM
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10. having been in the military is not the end all
A vast majority of people in this country have not been in the military. Just because you nominate a war hero is not going to guarantee the election. The bottom line in any election even in 2004 will come down to domestic issues: healthcare, jobs, education.
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:00 AM
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3. PNAC to the 'left' of me, PNAC to the right of me. Here I am ...
PNAC is as PNAC does.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:02 AM
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5. I like Edwards statement
I think this guy is a winner, I hope he can get it going soon.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:32 AM
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7. I do like this man, he seems to know his stuff.
Maybe Dean will make him Sect of Stare. OK OK I just wanted to start something. The day was to nice and so were all you people. :silly:
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MR. ELECTABLE Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:36 AM
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8. Both DLC annointed candidates
What a friggin shock....
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:28 PM
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12. I hope you're not referring to Biden as a DLCer
because he has never been a member of that organization. That's our other senator in Delaware, Tom Carper.

I see Biden supporting Kerry and in fact when Biden was considering a run this year I saw Kerry as the one being hurt most by Biden in the race. Outside of the DLC (Kerry belongs, Biden doesn't), these 2 are pretty much identical when it comes to voting record and committee assignments.
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:04 PM
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13. Incidentally, Carper is supporting Lieberman.
I would agree that Biden is most likely to support Kerry.
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