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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:34 AM
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Everything else aside, which candidate will make Americans feel safest?
The Republicans are going to play their usual fear cards. Which candidate do you think Americans will trust to protect them?
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:36 AM
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1. By election day the only protection Americans will want is from unemployment
That said, Biden is the most tough-talkinest white guy available, so he would probably be the best 'security' candidate.
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ilovesunshine Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:40 AM
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2. This election for me is about the economy...
the sinking dollar and not being able to find a job so easily anymore, unless, of course I move overseas.

If the GOP sticks with their usual terror banter they will lose.


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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:34 PM
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14. Interesting viewpoint.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:41 AM
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3. Joe Biden by far. Not only is he tough, he knows how to talk to
people everywhere and is greatly admired by many. Let's review the contacting Biden first before Bush, Condi, etc. Tells you something. Biden exudes an aura of confidence that one would find hard to ignore. Biden for me, all the way... Go Joe!!
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:44 AM
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4. Kucinich. Republicans are good at demonizing the 'other'..
Edited on Fri Nov-23-07 11:44 AM by liberalmuse
And very good at creating the illusion for many Americans that they will protect us from this outside enemy by being eager to play the Hitlerian card of vowing to pre-emptively strike the potential threat before it strikes us. The truth is, the threat in this country is internal. The radical group that helped spawn W have practically dismantled The Constitution, undone or corrupted many of the social programs FDR instituted and have been diverting money from the middle class to the top 5% for decades now. I think some in this group were in on the JFK assasination, as crazy as that sounds. I don't trust most 'insiders' in the U.S. political realm, because they are knowingly or unknowingly aiding and abetting this group. That's why I think Kucinch would best protect us from the REAL threat.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:45 AM
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5. The one who pushes the AG to indict and try the Bushites. n/t
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:33 PM
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13. Good point!
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:49 AM
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6. I'd have to go with Biden, based on experience, knowledge, and judgment.
Edited on Fri Nov-23-07 12:05 PM by ginchinchili
He's the one Democrat who can cleanly make the case that he's in a better position to keep the nation safe than any Republican running. He's also the only one with a real plan for getting us out of Iraq, one that garnered 75% support from the entire Senate, including half of the Republicans. I would argue that he'd even be endorsed by Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel who recently stated that he couldn't say if he'd be supporting a Republican in the general election. Him and Joe Biden are good friends and have worked together on the foreign relations committee for a long time. I can't imagine Hagel supporting any of the other Democratic candidates. If Joe Biden gets the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden will be our next president.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:50 AM
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7. "Feel safest"
Stress feel - I'd say Biden. That's not to say other Dem candidates couldn't actually make Americans safer, as would Biden.
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:53 AM
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8. Biden or Clinton among the Democrats
Biden has seniority and experience in spades, Clinton comes acrioss as savy and tough, plus she has a two term popular former President as her partner.

If you narrow it down to the question you ask, no one else comes close. Richardson perhaps might if he were better known. There is a minority of Americans who would feel safest with Kucinich, but for most it woud be Biden or Clinton among the Democrats.

McCain might actually score the highsst for most Americans.
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:55 AM
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9. I think that Kucinich will ACTUALLY make Americans safer.
My own bias, however. The idea of NO WAR gives me the warm fuzzies.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:03 PM
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12. I think Kucinich would make the world a safer place, but he won't make the Amerian sheep feel safer
in the meantime.

Unfortunately in this country, it takes being hawkish to make the naive and ignorant feel safe, the fools.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:00 PM
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10. Of the Democrats, definitely Hillary and maybe Joe Biden, too
She's been working hard on building up her image of being strong on national security, and it's going to pay off if she runs in the general election. Has she had to look a little more hawkish than what many of her naysayers here would like? Yes, but this is exactly why she's done it, to be able to compete in the game of who can best protect the country in a time of emergency. Whoever goes up against the Republican war machine is going to have to be able to convince the sheep that Democrats can protect them just as well as repukes can.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:02 PM
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11. Once again, THE ONE NOT RUNNING...
Al Gore :cry:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:36 PM
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15. Biden.
In perception and in reality.

Any of ours is a hundred times better than any of theirs, though.
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Basileus Basileon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:37 PM
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16. Biden, then Clinton, then maybe Obama.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 06:10 PM
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17. I'd feel safer with just about any Dem in office.
This is a RW talking point, and a lot of Americans are really starting to figure it out. Not just us.

What really scares me right now is my own government, and this illegal administration.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 06:12 PM
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18. Dennis Kucinich is doing just that right now...
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 07:21 PM
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19. Clinton. Cause she is tough.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 07:24 PM
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20. Biden, of course :-) n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:34 PM
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21. Prisoners feel really safe in a cell.
Any of the GOP candidates will make people feel safe. The correct question is: Which candidate will make Americans actually be safe?
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