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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-04 09:44 PM
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11. My conservative parents dislike Bush, but...
...they could not vote for most of the Dems. Except Clark. Had a big talk with them at Thanksgiving about it. I usually avoid the subject of politics with them, but found myself helplessly going off on the Chimp. To my surprise, they mostly nodded and agreed. All the reasons I despise him--not "hate," but despise; there's a difference.

Anyway, they were talking about Dean, the only one making enough of a media dent at that point for them to be really aware of him. Saying "But we couldn't vote for Dean." Why? Because he is very much defined as the "counter-culture" candidate for them. a "protest" candidate. The "anger" thing is just another word for it, I guess. I defended Dean, said there are any number of things to BE angry about, and anyway he's a centrist, policy-wise. But it didn't make a dent.

Talking about Clark, on the other hand....

It was a MUCH easier sell.
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