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    he didn't USE the label until very late in the game. There was some evidence that his poll standing improved at that time, although it is not clear if was due to that or just a natural function of the race closing. He certainly avoided, for the most part calling himself a liberal, but his campaign positions and his platform were pretty liberal.

    •  While he was constantly saying he wasn't liberal (0+ / 0-)

      in response to GHW Bush saying he was.

      Look, as an old campaigner, that doesn't count as running as a liberal.

      Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 10:42:04 AM PDT

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      •  I agree he didn't run as one (0+ / 0-)

        That doesn't mean he wasn't, though.  Running and being aren't necessarily the same thing. GHWB ran against "Nation building" yet got us involved in doing it in two nations.

        •  But we're talking about electability. (0+ / 0-)

          What you're running on = what you are, as long as the campaign lasts. And if you're talking about election results, which is what this is about, what you are during the campaign is what counts.

          Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 10:57:19 AM PDT

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