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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:24 PM
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Poll question: Kerry Supporters: Who did you support before Kerry?
To those Carol Moseley-Braun or Bob Graham supporters, my apologies; I am only including those candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus and/or the New Hampshire primary. You can vote "Other" if you like. :)

I've included Bush* just to see if anyone here at DU has been pulled over from the Dark Side. ;)

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:27 PM
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1. Anybody But Bush
And I mean ANYBODY.

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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:29 PM
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2. I know exactly what you mean.
But surely there was a candidate who set your heart a-flutter above all others. ;)
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:31 PM
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4. Early on I supported Dean, but he lost me during the campaign
I realized he's not Presidential material. Way too unstable. Lacks "gravitas".
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:59 PM
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8. I caucused for dean
after he dropped. Not unstable IMO.

Definately does not lack gravitas. Look it up in the dictionary.

"I do not think that means what you think it means."

Inigo Montoya
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:56 PM
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18. As you wish...
:hi:
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Lefty Pragmatist Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:15 PM
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22. "Harm... harm...
... he hasn't got a lot of... chaaaaaarmmmm...."
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:33 PM
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6. Clark
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:34 PM by DaveSZ
The only thing that would have caused me to vote Green would have been if the Dems had nominated Holy Joe or some other PNACer.

I was worried about Dean getting the nomination because I think he would have ended up like McGovern or Goldwater.

I think he's a great guy though, and I support his DFA organization.

I've looked at Kerry's voting record, and I think he'd be a breath of fresh air compared to the fascists in charge now eroding our Constitution.
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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:30 PM
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3. Wow, I thought there would be a lot more Lieberman supporters
I remember during the primary you couldn't enter a single thread without someone writing 10 posts about how great Joe is.

Those were the days.

by the way, everything above is a lie.
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bedtimeforbonzo Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:31 PM
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5. Oops
I accidentally voted for Bush. Please strike from the record.

Maybe I should move to Florida.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:34 PM
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7. Shame on you for getting my hopes up!
I thought some Bush supporter had grown a soul... or a brain.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:09 PM
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9. the results so far reflect the amount of support each candidate got
during the primaries. there is no huge gap in the amount of support any of the candidates got on du during the primary and those now that say they will vote for kerry.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:12 PM
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11. You know as well as I do
that not everybody who supported another candidate has "crossed over" to Kerry yet.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:17 PM
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13. yes, i agree with that. but i'm talking percentage wise
we know clark and dean had the most support on du. but the results of this poll show that while not every single person has decided to support kerry, that overall the percentage of support they got on du is the percentage of support that kerry now seems to be recieving from the supporters of those candidates. meaning on du, most people did not have kerry as their first choice even though they are now supporting him.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:09 PM
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10. First Kerry, Then Clark after his launch....
Edited on Tue May-25-04 03:10 PM by onehandle
....as Kerry seemed to be hopeless. I should have known because Kerry is our most Presidential candidate.

If the ticket is Kerry/Clark, I couldn't be happier.

In the end, Kerry is the best choice.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:14 PM
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12. First Dean, then Wesley Kanne Clark. n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:25 PM
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14. Clark, who I consider the best hope to save our country.
So I'm crossing my fingers for him for VP.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:42 PM
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15. I always supported Kerry (even during the "dark days"), but...
I also had a soft spot for Dennis Kucinich
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:45 PM
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16. Who did I support..or vote for?
:shrug: I first supported Dean, but he dropped out before I voted on March 2
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:54 PM
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19. Well, I supported Clark.
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:56 PM by elperromagico
But he dropped out a long time before the 18 May AR primaries. I voted for him in this poll anyway, because he was my first choice.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:46 PM
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17. Clark----I just made it a tie.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:56 PM
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20. Edwards then Clark then Edwards again
when Clark dropped out.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:10 PM
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21. Dean inspired me to get out and work
and work I did.

And I'm trying to get back into doing some work. Tonight we are writing letters to young females to encourage them to register and vote.
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salonghorn70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:23 PM
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23. Clark
I thought he was the best anti-Dean
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JHBowden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:25 PM
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24. Dean!
Yeeeargh! :bounce:
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:45 PM
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25. Kerry Since Summer of 2002
I started getting into him around the time the "Green Century" issue of Time magazine featured him. The more I learned about him, the more impressive he became. I've never wavered since.

http://www.time.com/time/2002/greencentury/enkerry.html



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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:04 PM
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26. Supporting Kerry last June was an interesting story
I don't know how many times I was asked when he was going to drop out at Kerry grassroot tabling events.

Also, I'd play videos of Kerry on a laptop last summer and would hear people say "Oh, that's John Kerry..."

My favorite incident was at a tabling event in early December when some cocky Dean supporter came up to the table and said:

"Yunno, when all this is done, we all have to get together. We'll have a party to celebrate and you Kerry people are certainly invited."

At the time, Dean was considered the obvious nominee. Kerry was polling behind CMB in some polls.

I've since met up with the Dean fan and he is totally in the Kerry camp...well sorta. He is totally in the Beat Bush camp and is doing his best to learn about Kerry.

We still debate the IWR vote, but like almost all the people who backed other candidates besides Kerry during the primary season, we all have a hell of a lot in common than not.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:27 PM
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27. You can probably tell who I supported
Edited on Tue May-25-04 08:28 PM by crunchyfrog
(hint, look at the Wes Clark Democrat logo).

I actually was a Dean supporter early on, but not with any passion or excitement. I was praying for a long time that Clark would announce, but was sceptical about it. I jumped ship instantly from Dean to Clark once he did announce.

Clark was long since out, and not on our Caucus ballot by the time I got to vote, so I ended up actually voting for Kucinich.

Ironically, when we had our Congressional District assembly where I was a Kucinich delegate, the ballots we were given had the names of all the original candidates.

Circling Kucinich's name and not Clark's was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I did it. :cry:

Now that we've had our State Convention, at which I was also a Kucinich delegate, I can now get completely behind Kerry.
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