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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:21 PM
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2008 is far off and already we have too many candidates - all this
wasted money on politics and marketing campaigns - advertising and tv networks make out while the normal people lose because it seems he who has the most connections and money wins and not humanity
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:24 PM
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1. I respectfully disagree.
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 04:24 PM by AtomicKitten
A wide-open primary means lots of discussion in the open about WHY Democrats should win the WH in 2008. After six long years of demonizing dissent, I long for BushCo's pile of felonies being aired publicly and on a regular basis.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:28 PM
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3. but they unfortunately attack each other and give the fuel to the
republics - they don't stay on message - if they attack each other early we lose - I don't see the republics announcing - mc cain isn't out there - and god help us if we get romney - he will be worse than bush - very rw and never should have made governor - just because he ran the olympics he became a governor - god help us
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:33 PM
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4. you raise a legitimate concern
and it most certainly is a double-edged sword. Still, I prefer a discussion among Democrats over the relative lockstep nomination process of the Republics.

I am hopeful Howard Dean will take the Dem candidates by the lapels and set some ground rules.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:26 PM
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2. Some may drop out early -- I hope.
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 04:26 PM by ocelot
Otherwise we'll see another round of those totally lame "debates" with 10 candidates standing there, and they get asked a bogus question and have maybe 30 seconds to answer it, and nobody can rebut the answer; the moderator throws softballs to the candidates he or his network likes and bad questions to the others, and nobody learns anything about any of them. Then the pundits dissect the whole stupid thing and draw stupid inferences about the answers and comment irrelevantly on the candidates' clothes and demeanor. It's a total waste of time, effort and money, and a detriment to the entire process.
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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 04:35 PM
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5. LOL, that....
...pretty much sums up the first Democratic debates of the 2004 presidential primaries (hosted by Brian Williams in Greenville, SC).

I remember right afterward, the media was crowing about how Lieberman had scored a "home run" in those debates.
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