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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:42 PM
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Which candidate is "perfect" in your estimation?
Which one never made a wrong choice?

Never made a bad vote?

Never took a stand you disagree with?

Never said anything that might be construed as racist/sexist/bigotted/conservative?

Which one is now and always has been perfect?


Come on, let's hear it.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:43 PM
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1. Joe Walsh. n/t
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:44 PM
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2. And you point is that nobody is perfect, not one of them, right?
If so, I agree.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:46 PM
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6. Yes, that is my point
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:52 PM
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10. And I'm glad you made that point because it's an important one
Anyone who thinks their candidate is perfect is in a state of denial.
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Madam Mossfern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:44 PM
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3. Since there is no such thing as a perfect person
there is no such thing as a perfect candidate. I consider this question to be kind of silly. :silly:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:46 PM
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5. that's exactly my point
there are countless threads here picking apart each candidate on something they said and did in the past or today. It's getting ridiculous and it's getting us nowhere.

But that's just my opinion.
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Kokonoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:45 PM
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4. And also has a too young and beautiful wife? nt
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:48 PM
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7. Me, oops but I am not a candidate, so Kucinich is close enough (n/t)
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:48 PM
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8. There is no perfect candidate...
But you'd never know that from the campaign spokespeople who post here ~ it's a rare thing to see a Clinton or Obama supporter ever own up to the dumb moves their candidate has made. I don't believe for a minute that there aren't paid operatives here.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:58 PM
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15. well, to be fair, I think supporters of all the candidates do it
Each candidate has made mistakes in the past and are still making them. But to pick apart a candidate's supporters because they 'deny' the mistakes is crazy and I for one and sick of the constant negativity here. We each choose a candidate based on many things, not just one or two.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:05 PM
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18. One of things I like about Edwards is his supporters...
They don't seem to have a problem admitting that their candidate has made mistakes ~ I really don't see that with MOST Clinton and Obama supporters. Interestingly, it echoes the way the three campaigns handle mistakes.

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:50 PM
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9. Nomination #1
thank you.

Politicians are human beings; human beings are imperfect. We make mistakes.

My friend Rubin used to tell me that smart people learn from others' mistakes; most of us learn from our own; and some folks just never learn. I assume that third group is the republican party membership.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:53 PM
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11. I'm right behind you, water dude.
:toast:
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:56 PM
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12. None of the candidates are perfect.
What I'm looking for is one who is human before being a politician.

I want a candidate who can admit he/she made a mistake.

I want a candidate who states how they feel about something, even if it isn't going to be popular.

I want a candidate who isn't part of the problem.

I want a candidate who will make sure all Americans are treated equally, with dignity and respect.

I want a candidate who hasn't been given everything by virtue of their birth.

That narrows the field considerably.
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:57 PM
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13. I'll settle for:
"Oops, I fucked up. Damn, that was stupid of me. I'll do my best to learn from this mistake and never do it again."

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:59 PM
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22. If only... I'm with you. nt
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:31 PM
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25. Thanks.
It works for me in relationships, so I figure it oughta do OK in politics as well.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:58 PM
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14. No candidate is perfect.
Not one of the candidates out there is perfect nor has ever been perfect.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:59 PM
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16. Very, very good point.
Expecting perfection from our candidates is like expecting it from our children. A very big mistake.
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:02 PM
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17. K&R
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:07 PM
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19. doesn't exist
Even the great ones (FDR, JFK) made mistakes or took stances that would disappoint or anger us today.
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Amanita Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:12 PM
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20. No one is perfect. Some are principled: DK, Gravel.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 01:16 PM by Amanita
To call sponsoring IWR, voting (proudly) for the PATRIOT Act "mistakes" is to be in bad faith - or really not give a damn about war/peace or civil rights in the first place.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:22 PM
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21. and supporters of candidate "A" who voted for those things...
...criticizes the supporters of candidate "B" who also voted for those things. Do you see where I'm going?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:00 PM
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23. Mine, so far.
S/he is also easily the most flawed.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:03 PM
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24. The day I find a perfect candidate I will probably drop dead from shock
That doesn't mean I can't give added or lesser weight to their imperfections in evaluating candidates. If I didn't, I would never have a candidate to support.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:40 PM
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26. There is one person who I agree with on ALL the issues and his name is
Skipos.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:47 PM
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27. Edwards is the perfect
hypocrite.
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