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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:05 AM
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70. This is a completely devisive thread Obama is the President we elected and he is trying to
implement the agenda that all of the first and second tier candidates ran on. Yes, all of them. The fact of the matter is that the differences argued about in the primaries were really very small compared to the things that they all agreed on. The differences were sufficiently small that there is little reason to thing that Congress when they wrote the bills would have passed something significantly different for another of those candidates.

The only area that could have been at all different is foreign policy. It bothers me that the US did not take a strong stand against the coup in Honduras. On this, Hillary was to the right of Obama and she ended up having more influence on him than Kerry and Berman. We know that Biden and Kerry would not have gone with McChrystal's plan because both are among the few who came out with plans. Kerry was also far more vocal about issues like not torturing and gays in the military (where he spoke for that even in 1993 before Strom Thurmond's committee.) I think that we on the left would be happier - but not happy - with Kerry's foreign policy than with Obama's. However, Kerry would have angered the right more than Obama has on this. The same probably goes for Biden. People here would be furious with Hillary's foreign policy - more so than with Obama's.
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