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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:27 AM
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Why does everyone have their panties (and shorts) in a bunch about 2008?
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 12:34 AM by Bicoastal
Of course, everyone wants us to win. But the fact is, the DU candidates we've been discussing (and discussing and discussing and DISCUSSING) all seem (in my eyes) like excellent choices. Edwards, Obama, Clark, Gore--seeing any of these names on the ballot would make me happy. Why? Because at one point or another, most of these frontrunners were left for dead.

It seems hard to believe that a few months, people were absolutely sure that Obama would never even THINK of running because of his lack of experience, his name, etc...now, it seems as if he's more likely to wind up on the ballot than ever has before. Edwards lost not only the primary and the general election, he left office to do so, which is often the end of the line for many poltiicans. Seeing him mentioned as a possible front-runner after the 2004 debacle (I always liked him better than Kerry, to be honest) is very cheering. Likewise Clark, a general who dared to dissent, was dubbed inexperienced by the left and a traitor by the right in 2004; now, the people who thought invading Iraq was a good idea are few and far between, and the folks who resisted putting a military man in the White House now would welcome Clark in a heartbeat if it meant a positive change in Middle East strategy. And then there's Gore, who was mocked outright by the media in 2000. Remember the coverage of his weight gain? The beard? Those who speculated he was in a state of depression and assumed he would never be heard from again? Now, he's a media darling, and almost certainly the most respected vice president alive today. (Of course, when your choices include Cheney, George HW, Ford, and Quayle, it tends to narrow the competition considerably.)

And we have to relax because, at the moment, the GOP is in a tough spot with regards to 2008. I've seen as much admitted on FreeRepublic. Rudy is too liberal for the base, McCain too untrustworthy, and Mitt...well, no one seriously believes a Republican from Massachusets has a chance. Plus, if this year's election was any evidence, the general public's faith has been severely shaken in Republican leadership. It felt to me like a large chunk of the country took a good hard look at congress and Bush and said, in effect, "THEM?" THESE are the people I've alligned myself with?

I'm done thinking about 2008 for awhile--we've got enough to worry about at present, and from where I sit, the future looks brighter for the Democrats than it has in many a year.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:29 AM
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1. you mean panties and shorts, right? nt
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:35 AM
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2. Yep
Changed it.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:35 AM
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3. The MSM needs something to fill
their air-time beyond real news so they have started the 08 shit already. I have decided to change the channel and let them know why. We just ended 06 stuff and I refuse to participate in 08 stuff before 07. The media is to blame here so let them know that their media made news won't work with you.



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