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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:14 AM
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Who else would you like to see run, honestly?
because if Gore has said a definitive "No", then who else is truly electable?
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:15 AM
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1. Clark and Obama
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:17 AM
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2. Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Dennis Kucinich all come to mind....
I'm tired of political triangulation. It's time to run candidates who STAND for something!
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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:18 AM
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3. anything in particular?
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 07:26 AM
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25. Yes:
I want a candidate who will stand and work to the last breath for:

universal, single-payer, not-for-profit health care

peace

the repeal of nafta and the end of the wto

election reform: hand counted paper ballots, proportional representation, IRV, 100% publicly funded campaigns for all

fairness doctrine

re-regulation of all privatized services

safe, sound, affordable housing for all

universal public preschool - college or trade school with no curriculum or test scores attached

a living wage

civil liberties

environmental responsibility

sustainable energy sources/policies

no corporate personhood

healing, rebuilding, remodeling all of the war zones, slums, etc. inside our own borders

Is that enough to stand for?



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Bad Santa Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:22 AM
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4. Someone at least a little left of center, please
If someone at least a little left of center doesn't get involved pretty quick, I'm sitting out the '08 Presidential cycle.

I'll vote for the nominee, but I'll spend my time and effort on some race down the ticket.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:27 AM
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5. Schweitzer. He would be a 1 term governor, but so was Carter. Sebelius maybe? Clark. nt
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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:31 AM
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6. Any other Governors that could be tapped?
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:36 AM
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7. Richardson of NM might run. Not a lot of love for him here, fwiw.
I like the sound of Schweitzer and Sebelius because they are pretty progressive and pretty popular but in very red states.
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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:50 AM
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8. Think Schweitzer will run?
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:01 PM
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12. Not that I have heard. See my signature if you want him to run. nt
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:54 AM
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9. " who else is truly electable?"
Therein lies the problem for now. Time will tell, right now I like Edwards, but is he electable? I don't know yet. Of course I will back whatever Dem wins the primary!!
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:05 PM
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14. My concern with Edwards (and I have concerns with every candidate) is that
1. He is a senator. We have had 2 senators elected president in a the last century. Why? IMO it is because they are easier to smear
2. He wouldn't win his homestate. NC is too red, and he wasn't that popular of a senator there. We need all the electoral votes we can get.

Maybe he will be the best person for the job but we will have to see who else runs.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:09 PM
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15. Like I said...
I like him, but I'm not glued to him. I will back whatever Dem wins the primary.
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MrFrankZito Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:55 AM
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10. Feingold.
One-name solution to this country's massive problems. Chris Dodd as veep.
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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 11:55 AM
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11. I don't see Feingold winning, but maybe you know something I don't.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 01:30 PM
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27. Hi MrFrankZito!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:04 PM
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13. Bill Richardson (he could steal the NV primary)
especially if Vilsack makes the Iowa caucus irrelevent.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 11:34 AM
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26. I think Richardson is very 'electable'. n/t
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:16 PM
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16. Too bad Granhom can't run.
She's a great campaigner and a good Governor.

I'm hoping for Gore but if he's out I will just wait and see who comes forward.

Julie
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:16 PM
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17. Barbara Boxer! n/t
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:16 PM
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18. Anyone but Hillary
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:20 PM
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19. BARNEY FRANK Honest, intelligent,
trustworthy. That is my suggestion. America doesn't want that kind of guy unfortunately.
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 12:27 PM
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20. I'd like to see Boxer and Napolitano take a crack at it.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 03:22 PM
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21. Nancy Pelosi! If she cleans up Congress & gets good bills passed,
the American people will respect her, and "liberal" may not be a dirty word anymore. She will certainly have name recognition and be viewed in a positive light by many.

Also more people trust women in politics than men. (How many corrupt women, even among the Republicans, can you name? With the exception of Katherine Harris, they are few and far between.)
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Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 04:41 PM
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22. Now there's a thought... Pelosi over Clinton... I LIKE!
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 04:49 PM
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23. Kent Conrad or Byron Dorgan
I like a good Midwestern democrat. The Montana governor is a good guy too.
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 07:03 PM
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24. Mario Cuomo
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