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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 02:20 PM
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77. I actually like Gore MORE now with his earlier experience with the DLC behind him...

I think in some ways, it is actually BETTER that he had to deal with defeat and all of things that went wrong in 2000 to know how pathetic the DLC is, which seems to be reflected by his recent comments. Someone who's been an outsider from the DLC might not be tainted by them, but might not have the built in resistance to them like I think Gore has now, who knows how they operate. It's kind of like why I think David Brock has an added element of experience we should respect too. Since he's been through being a part of the right wing spin machine, he knows why it's wrong and has since completely divorced himself from it.

It probably still is healthy to continue to question the true motives of whoever we ultimately decide to support. I always want to make sure I don't get blindsided by something I've chosen to ignore earlier signs of later. But I think just because Gore worked with the DLC earlier doesn't necessarily make him bad now.

As an added concern. I still remember his comments supporting the clipper chip technology in the old days too, that bugged me. Something to the effect of "If you heard what really is going on behind the scenes, you'd also see why this chip is necessary too". But I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt too then, without us knowing the complete picture of the secret info they had to deal with then too.
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