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plurality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:14 AM
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News Flash: Dean doesn't own the anti-war vote.
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I have had enough of hearing from Dean supporters saying Kucinich 'sold out' by telling his supporters to causus for Edwards if he wasn't viable. Your premise is flawed and I'm tired of it being implied that I'm a sell out because I won't vote for the king of compromise, the poser of principles Howard Dean.

Let's get a few things straight. Howard Dean is NOT anti-war, nor is he anti Iraq war. He barely opposed the war at the begining (Biden-Lugar or 60 days anyone?) and he is in favor of continuing the occupation, which if you are paying attention is a war! If Kucinich was going to be able to maintian his purity on the war vote he would tell his people to caucus for Sharpton who was anti-war and is anti-occupation. But wait a moment, Sharpton had no support, so this group would again be unviable, which means Kucinich people would have to caucus for a major candidate.

And personally I think Edwards is a perfect choice on this. Because 1) He doesn't hold us in contempt as Dean obviously does since he thinks it's perfectly OK to lie and say that you're the only candidate that opposed the war. And 2) He actually has a domestic policy that is similar to Kucinich's because it does something about helping poor people.

So sorry Dean supporters, cry sell out all you want. I think it's quite funny actually, I never thought I'd hear supporters of the King of compromise calling others sell-outs, but hey stranger things have happened. Anyway, cheerio!
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