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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:42 PM
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"Outside the box" choices for Prez 2008?
My apologies in advance for using the phrase "outside the box".

FYI, "the box" would include anyone who ran for Prez in '04, any Clinton/Gore, and Barack Obama. (Seriously, let the guy walk on to the Senate floor before starting his campaign.)

Russ Feingold, anyone?
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:48 PM
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1. I'm waiting to see what happens between now and 08.
I may have to vote third party if I keep seeing what I've been seeing.
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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:50 PM
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3. 'Cause we all know how well that works.
:rolleyes:
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:16 PM
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13. Yeah, vote for the Democratic party no matter
what policies they pursue! That D after their name is the only thing that matters...

Cause that's worked out so well!

:eyes:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:49 PM
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2. Jim Hightower
A Texan we can look up to.
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The Gigmeister Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:52 PM
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4. CYNTHIA MCKINNEY! CYNTHIA MCKINNEY!!
Hey...Sue me. I just wanted to get out of the way. Save me from bashing someone who really means it.

:)
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surfingscuba Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:52 PM
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5. Ric Keller
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:59 PM
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6. I'm hoping for an impressive Governor to emerge.
I really think we should stay away from the House & Senate. If I remember rightk, the last Senator to be elected directly out of the SEnate was Jack Kennedy. There have been a few who went from the Senate to be VP, and then elected on their own.

Seems Governors have the best shot in both parties.

I'm not very familiar with too many Gov's. I know I don't want Ex Gov Roy Barnes or Ga., and I sure don't want Ex Gov. Tom Ridge of Pa. I had never heard of Gov. Bill Clinton until he began his campaign, so I think there's real hope that a great Gov. will emerge!
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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:01 PM
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7. Here's your list, then:
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:13 PM
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10. i think bill richardson, gov of new mex, would be great
he is a minority, yet his name doesnt give it away (gotta try and fool those ignorant racists). wait, are mexicans a minority in new mexico?

http://www.governor.state.nm.us/NewRichardsonbio.html

Governor Bill Richardson was elected Governor of New Mexico in 2002 by the largest margin of any candidate since 1964.
Governor Richardson served for 15 years in northern New Mexico representing the 3rd Congressional District. Governor Richardson served in 1997 as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and in 1998, he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Governor Richardson was nominated four times (1995, 1997, 2000, and 2001) for the Nobel Peace Prize.

he seems like a great candidate.


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sldavis Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:05 PM
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8. Mark Warner? n/t
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:08 PM
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9. I could support Feingold
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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:14 PM
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12. Americans DO love cheese.
:silly:
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:13 PM
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11. I will support the candidate with
the most progressive ideas. I will support the candidate who is more concerned with the welfare of the people than with corporations. I will support the candidate who will fight against imperialistic wars and slave wages. I will support a candidate who fights for womens rights, full equality for all citizens under the law, and full health care coverage for all citizens from cradle to grave. I could care less what party this candidate belongs to. If one doesn't emerge that fills the bill, I'll write someone in.

From now on I don't belong to a political party, the political party has to belong to me.
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:21 PM
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14. I would feel very comfortable with Feingold.
He is very liberal and he votes his conscience. He has integrity.
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:22 PM
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15. I can tell you who I WON'T support
Anyone who didn't support at least investigating the election fraud, which unfortunately narrows the list considerably.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:34 PM
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16. I was already thinking "out of the Box" in 2003....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:40 PM by FrenchieCat
When I chose to support a Democratic General for the presidency. I think that this continues to represent the smart "out of the Box" thinking....to have a General run during wartime (if you think we've heard the last on the War on Terror from Republicans....think again and be don't be fooled) after the greatest National Security lapse to have ever occurred and to counteract Republicans who will continue to use this tragedy to promote themselves (as it has worked for them big time thus far).

I believe that revisiting the 1992 concept of a southern moderate governor is NOT out of the box.....but rather trying some of the tried and true same ol' same ol'....and because times and circumstances have dramatically changed, I don't even think that this 1992/1996 redux will work the next time around. To continue to ignore National Security strengths as a pre-requisite for a Dem candidate is pretty much in the "box" for Democrats.

PS. John Kerry did not represent National Security strength for the Dems. Fighting in a war almost 40 years ago does not pass as National Security expertise....but rather military experience...which is not the same thing.
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mdhunter Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:37 PM
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17. Walt Brown?
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:38 PM
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18. Rod Blagoevich, Illinois' governor.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:39 PM by Cuban_Liberal
Currently enjoying 60+% approval ratings, seems like a 2nd term is a sure thing. Governor of a BIG blue state.
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FightinNewDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:03 PM
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19. Lincoln; Tauscher; Napolitano
Sen. Blanche Lincon (D-AR)


Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)



Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ)
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