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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:45 PM
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Would you support Patrick Leahy for Prez?
I am so angry over the reauthorization vote on P1 that Feingold is great but still think he's unelectable as a single, twice divorsed Jewish man.
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:47 PM
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1. Leahy isn't neocon is he?? Yes, I'll support and vote for him! nt
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:49 PM
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2. re: Feingold. JFK was called unelectable as a Catholic at one time.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:51 PM by pinto
Just saying.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:50 PM
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3. Leahy
won't ever run for President. Great guy. I don't think he wants to put his family through that type of campaign.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:08 PM
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14. Right
He would kick ass as a president but I don't think he'd run either. :( And yes as someone else pointed out with JFK being Catholic. If someone doesn't vote for someone because of their religious beliefs is just silly. Kerry's Catholic but yet he got to be the nominee.
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:50 PM
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4. I'm sticking with Feingold.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:52 PM by Heaven and Earth
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pearl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:51 PM
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5. Hell No on Patrick Leahy
if he can't lead the democrats on the judiciary committee to
have a coherent conversation about Alito he has no leadership
skills to pull a party together. Way Way too timid.
I think not one Senator should be considered simply because of the
sickening Washington effect. They have their heads up their asses
in DC. Excuse my rage but I am very Bitter.
I do love Feingold.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:58 PM
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7. Timid? Leahy? LOL
You don't know much about him do you? Did you watch him during the Alito hearing? Leahy's my Senator, and I'm very familiar with his record. Whatever else he is, he's not timid. Having said that, and much as I love the guy for the amazing work he's done, he's more a walk his own path type of guy than a leader.
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pearl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:17 PM
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10. I didn't mean to offend
I adore Leahy but I swear to god, those hearings were incoherent.
I'm not a single issue voter either but using the coveted baseball
analogy, If the Alito hearings had been baseball, the dems would be
banned for life for choking (throwing) the World Series.
But I do know Leahy's record and never concerned where he'll come down on an issue.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:11 PM
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9. Leahy was a no-nonsense District Attorney in Burlington
Not one of those political, press conference, "Mary Grace" types -- but an "in the court room" trial lawyer.

A friend of mine - a no nonsense civil litigator - was one of his Assistant District Attorneys back in Burlington VT. I trust his judgment -- and he speaks very highly of Leahy.

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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:09 PM
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15. Leahy kicks ass
Why else do you think Cheney told him to fuck off? I watched him on the Alito hearings and he did great.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:57 PM
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6. I never choose who I will support on one vote
If it was the case, I would never support anybody (Feingold voted for Ashcroft, Robert, and Rice. Boxer and Kennedy voted for the Patriot Act. ...).


This said, I dont think Feingold is unelectable for the reasons you give.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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8. I"ll support any Dem who gets the nomination!
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:11 PM by emulatorloo
Leahy is a terrific Senator. As is Feingold. As are Boxer, Harkin, Kerry, Kennedy, etc etc etc.

I won't throw anyone away over one or two votes.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:43 PM
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19. I was thinking the same thing.
I may have to hold my nose, at times, but I'll for any
democrat over a repug.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:27 AM
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26. me too n/t
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:28 PM
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11. The bad thing about Leahy for President is
we'd lose him as our senator. :cry: I love P.L.! He's the best!

He can be so soft spoken (when he wants) it would be hard for the Rethugs to hate him.
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sandrakae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM
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12. Yes
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:51 PM
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13. I like Leahy but he's too old
We need someone young(ish) with lotsa energy. They will have a huge mess to clean up if they win.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:10 PM
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16. How old is Leahy?
Kerry is over sixty. :shrug:
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:40 PM
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18. He's probably pushing 70-
because my friend who worked for him is 66.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:43 PM
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20. I think Leahy is 70ish
Maybe not, I may have him confused with Jeffords.

I googled - he'll be 66 the end of march - March 31st 1940
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:15 PM
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17. no thanks.
although he gets a high-five for being the recipient of the famous Cheney line.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:46 PM
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21. If the PA is a bad thing to you - read this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leahy#U.S._Senator

He was a primary author of the controversial USA PATRIOT Act, and is a leading proponent of enforcing "sunset" provisions for the sections of the Act that infringe the most on Americans' civil liberties.
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:38 PM
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23. I'd forgotten.. that's right.. that's why most of the Dems didn't vote
against the PA because it was their initiative in the first place.

it's their "national security" political trump card..

:puke:
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:36 PM
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22. I really like Leahy, but no, not for Prez... Feingold or Gore for me..
By the way, Condi isn't married.. and she'll be running for prez..

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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:21 AM
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24. No
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:26 AM
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25. Feingold-Kucinich '08 (what? it could happen...)
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iconocrastic Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:43 AM
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27. Yes. He'd make a great President. Speaks truth to power. n/t
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