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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:27 AM
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Poll question: Dean supporters: Who is your second choice?
If (God forbid) Dean stumbles and left the race who would be your second choice for the Democratic nomination. It is interesting to know who we like as a back-up candidate.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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StrongBad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:30 AM
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1. Kerry for me
Actually, Kerry was originally my first choice and Dean was my second. But, I am so impressed with his campaign and his ability to inspire people that I switched.

Kerry is undoubtedly qualified to be president, but he doesn't create the energy needed to beat Bush imo.

Plus, he does come off as an elitist northener, which is unfortunate.
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duid12 Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:47 AM
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2. I'll stay home
I'll stay home for a second choice...I hate to say it but it is true...how can Kerry/Gephart/Lieberman/Graham honestly say they represent a force for change? They have been around so long they are part of the problem...not the solution. As for the rest, I don't think they are viable.

Be interesting to see if Clark has anything intersting to say if/when he throws his hat in.
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poskonig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:54 AM
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5. Kerry and Gephardt are at *least* as liberal as Dean
on social and economic issues. Endorsing four more years of Bush, with Republican supreme court justices, full cooperation with DeLay's congress, more militarist experiments, patriot acts, isn't an a credible option if we sincerely care about the Republic.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:05 AM
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7. Not voting is voting for Bush....
I smell a troll.
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Atlant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:07 AM
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8. "Not voting" in the primary does not equal "Not voting" in the General.
Edited on Tue Aug-12-03 11:09 AM by Atlant
> Not voting is voting for Bush...."

I think you may have misconstrued the poll's question and
the poster's response to it.

"Not voting" in the primary does not equal "Not voting" in
the general election.

Atlant
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duid12 Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:22 AM
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11. Then you should get your nose fixed.
We all agree, or we are trolls?
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:47 AM
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3. I picked Graham, though DK is growing on me.
eom.
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poskonig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 10:50 AM
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4. I would vote for Kerry.
Kerry's war record would play well in the general election and he is liberal on social and economic issues.
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Atlant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:00 AM
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6. Lieberman would drive me away.
Edited on Tue Aug-12-03 11:12 AM by Atlant
(Edited for clarity and to add content)

I picked Kerry. I supported him 'way back when, prior to
his war vote, and I guess that's where I'd go home to.
Abortion aside (where DK is unclear, at best), my policies
probably line up best with DK or CM-B, but I don't see
them as electible. I'd abandon Kerry for Gore.

Generally speaking, after the primaries and the nomination,
I'll vote for any winner of the Democratic nomination except
Lieberman, although I'd need to think long and hard about
Edwards or Graham.

If the party were sufficiently willing to give my views the
finger by nominating Lieberman, I'll be voting at least one
step left of the Democrats in the general election. And if
the Greens are running Nader or LaDuke, then make that two
steps left of the Dems.

Atlant
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MissouriTeacher Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:19 AM
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9. I will probably end up a Clark supporter
even if Dean doesn't stumble. Assuming Clark enters the race of course.
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sugarcookie Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:22 AM
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10. Clark, then Kerry
n/m
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:38 AM
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12. Kerry...
unless Kucinich wins an at-large or district-level delegate in either Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:38 AM
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13. Kerry for now
I voted for Kerry only because I'm not comfortable voting for Clark until he's officially in the race and I know for sure what I would be getting myself into. No offense to the draft Clark campaign, but I would be more comfortable believing Clark's opinions on the issues if it came from Clark himself and not a fan website.
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:41 AM
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14. Actually, Dean is my second choice
Personally, I'm much more attracted to Kucinich, but will grudgingly admit that Dean is proving to be a more effective campaigner with a better chance of uniting the left and right wings of the Democratic Party, so would support him even though he's much more conservative than I would ideally like. After Dean, moving to third choices, I guess I could go for Kerry. He's such a fence sitter, trying to be all things to all people by offering incredibly vague, nebulous, and ill-defined goals, I don't really have much respect for him, but he's better than the alternatives.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:52 AM
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15. Kerry, Kucinich, and Clark appears to be consensus thus far
if Clark runs that is.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 11:54 AM
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16. I could support any of them but Joe
That forum last night was pretty good
AL was crickets last night, I wonder he practices them lines. A lot of them seemed on the spot ad lib. Carol did the best, I thought. A lot of things DK was saying might have been beyond some the audiance. I didn't catch up with some till this morning, does his homework well.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 12:35 PM
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17. kick
eom
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 12:44 PM
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18. Mosely Braun
But I would vote for Lieberman before Kerry, because he makes no apologies for where he stands.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 12:55 PM
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19. Gore
While not a populist, he might get enough of a sympathy vote.

Campaign slogan:

Bush lied.
Gore tells the truth.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 01:18 PM
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20. kick
eom.
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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 01:47 PM
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21. Kerry, in spite of all his spiteful anti-Dean ranting supporters
around here
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 01:50 PM
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22. Kinda puts it all in perspective, CMT.
Kerry and Kucinich. Maybe, just maybe, Dean supporters aren't Rovian moles.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 02:39 PM
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24. I think you are right
one of the reasons I wanted to do this.
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sujan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 01:52 PM
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23. No way in hell I'll vote for kerry, the war glorifier
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-03 02:43 PM
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25. Wow, Kerry has a lot of secondary support from
Dean supporters. This is great to see.
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