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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:24 AM
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Poll question: Unofficial DU '08 Straw Poll: Vote Now!
Just a quick snapshot of DU's current mood, '08 presidential-run-wise. The likely top ten prospective candidates are listed alphabetically, without comment. Don't worry--I won't argue with your choices or dispute your rationales--this isn't one of THOSE polls. If I've left out your favorite (Kucinich, Dean, Boxer?), be sure to let me know.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:26 AM
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1. Clark/Richardson. nt
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:26 AM
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2. i like that... n/t
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:29 AM
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3. A little kickeroo.
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Wayne_in_WA_State Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 02:31 AM
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27. June 2006 straw poll
My Picks?

Al Gore _ President
Bill Richardson _ Vice-President
John Kerry _ Secretary of State
W.C. Fields _ Where Does He Fit In?
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:32 AM
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4. Edwards/Warner
:toast:

And the rest will make a FABULOUS Cabinet :patriot:

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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:39 AM
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5. Gore/Feingold 2008
:dem:
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jackpan1260 Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:41 AM
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6. Clark and Warner and Feingold
Edited on Sun Jun-25-06 10:41 AM by jackpan1260
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akushuki Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:41 AM
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7. Though I like Feingold I don't think he'd be able to capture the votes of.
all the moderates that live in the US. General Clark has it going on with his potential for MASS appeal.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:42 AM
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8. My most current mood is the people taking back Congress.
I'll worry about Presidential material when it comes to that point.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:43 AM
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9. AL GORE isn't "planning" to run, but hey, plans can change! NT
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:48 AM
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10. Feingold / Edwards
With Gore as Secretary of State sounds good this morning.
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:56 AM
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11. Feingold all the way
Why Russ Feingold?
Because he's fighting for us!

1. Voted against the Patriot Act to protect our civil liberties
2. Returns his pay raise to the Treasury every year
3. Votes against unfair trade agreements (NAFTA, GATT, etc...)
4. Demands the citizens of the US have the same quality healthcare as he does
5. Has held open listening sessions in every county in Wisconsin for 12 years
6. He has a broad appeal and has received many votes from both parties
7. He has one of the best environmental records in the Senate
8. A strong commitment to our Veterans with a record to prove it
9. Works to cut wasteful spending and has received many endorsements to show it
10. He supports a woman's right to choose
11. He demands fairness in campaigning and fights to block 'corporate bribes'
12. He has consistently worked to end the death penalty
13. Works to helps Police Departments and was honored by the Nation Association of Police Organizations as the Senator of the year.
14. He opposed No Child Left Behind
15. Worked with students to increase Pell Grants
16. Voted against the Iraq War Resolution and in favor of funding to support our troops.
17. He opposes the appointment of extremist judges
18. He supports a senate that performs its duties in providing a check to the presidency, as desired by the founding fathers
19. He was one of only 5 Senators to oppose the Telecommunications Act of 1996 with Leahy, Wellstone, Simon, and McCain.
20. He stands up for what he believes in and won't back down.

www.russforpresident.com
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 12:14 PM
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19. And then there's the elephant in the room.
His ethnicity. Sorry, I don't believe a Jew can get nominated, let alone elected.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 12:59 PM
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21. Why?
Russ would have an excellent chance of guaranteeing the upper midwest and I fail to see how the "Jewish factor" would be a liability in Florida.

Are you thinking Dems have a chance at winning red states like Missouri or Tennessee if they nominate a white christian male again? The 2000 and 2004 scenario with a few more states or Ohio would have the whole thing sewed up without selling ourselves completely out in the name of appeasing middle(bigoted) Amerika.
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:17 PM
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22. I disagree
Feingold be Jewish will no effect. The people that wouldn't vote for him because he is Jewish would have voted for him anyway.

The biggest question mark for Feingold is him being divorced twice.

All of that won't matter a bit if Condi is the Republican nominee.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:04 AM
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12. Clark.
As Always.
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:05 AM
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13. Gore/Feingold 08 - my hope, my dream! n/t
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:06 AM
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14. John Edwards because in Bill Clinton's own words "this guy could
talk an owl out of a tree". We need a spokesman. We need someone with Clinton's gift of gab. He's also smart, savvy and actually believes in his anti-poverty agenda. If not for president, then for VP.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:09 AM
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15. I like what Clark has to say
and the way he says it.
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AwareOne Donating Member (319 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:15 AM
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16. Clark is the only viable candidate in the group
the rest would be D.O.A. so don't waste your time.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:31 AM
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17. Gore/Clark = Dream Team n/t
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 11:44 AM
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18. Boxer/Feingold or Feingold/Boxer
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Admiral Loinpresser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 12:58 PM
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20. Gore plus anybody
except Lieberman.

1. He's a visionary.

Contributed more than anybody on the planet in the fight against climate change (Kyoto was his work). Also contributed more than anybody on the planet in developing the Internet (Darpanet funding and congressional hearings).

2. He's right on national security consistently.

Opposed Viet Nam, voted for Gulf War I, strong voice for US intervention in Balkans to stop genocide of muslims, supported invading Afghanistan, opposed invasion of Iraq (pointing out that BushCo was politicizing the IWR). He is just what the Dems need-- somebody who is respected worldwide because he is on the correct side on these issues.

3. He's a winner.

Gore has never been beaten in a general election. He has the gravitas to take on McCain or any other GOP nominee in 2008 and win. I can almost hear him say at the debate "Are you better off than you were eight years ago? Is America better off?"
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:21 PM
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23. It' too bad Al Gore can't be President and Vice President at the same time
I still have not decided on my favorite choice for his running mate.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:22 PM
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24. Gore/Clark!!! I voted for Gore, but Wes is my second choice.
nt
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:25 PM
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Clark/Feingold or Gore/Clark
but I prefer Clark/Feingold.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:25 PM
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25. Having heard Wes Clark speak last Saturday, I had to go with him....
He's heads above the crowd. While I like most of those listed, and will vote for the nominee, my heart is with Clark, just like in 2004.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 01:35 PM
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26. Clark, Feingold or Gore. Any ones of those 3 will get my help. I chose
Clark, but would be thrilled if Feingold or Gore won the nomination.
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