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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 02:10 PM
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74. It was his consultants that screwed him in 2000 and had Lieberman get put on the ticket...

You are right, that the guy that was runing in 2000 before he started moving towards the grass roots mid campaign was someone that I was thinking of bolting to Nader for as well.

But before that, I'd always admired Gore's independent spirit, and actually supported him in earlier campaigns before he ran as VP with Clinton.

Jeff Cohen had written an interesting article here in Common Dreams on what we as progressives should look at to measure Gore as presidential candidate for 2008. He points out very well that we have limited options with the way the system is rigged to get someone optimal out there that can WIN! Recall that even FDR when he ran for president the first time had many candidates to the left of him when the nation was in a very restless mood after the depression. Getting him in power was probably the best thing that happened to this country then. Someone who was pragmatic, and creative and constructive about working with many different groups of Americans to rebuild this country then. We need that kind of person now. I believe that Gore, given the chance this time, and working with the right people instead of the older Beltway consultants, can make a difference.

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0719-32.htm

For me, Russell Feingold would be the optimal guy, but I think he and Gore together have the best chance at getting voted in and carrying out a truly progressive agenda, but one that could get support from many moderates in the middle as well.
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