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  •  Admiral Stockdale's the reason I didn't vote for (3+ / 0-)
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    PeterHug, Crashing Vor, FarWestGirl

    Ross Perot. I'd been in the arena he played over since high school, and I knew two things: Ross can't keep his mouth shut, and somebody'd shoot him. Admiral Stockdale had been through enough crap for a lifetime way before that debate.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 01:33:27 PM PDT

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    •  You are absolutely right, and the lasting (3+ / 0-)

      impression I got from that debate was someone painfully out of his depth, and with whom I fundamentally don't agree on almost every policy level.  But also probably someone who was a real patriot, who truly believed in everything he was saying, and who accepted the VP slot because he thought it was the right thing to do.  And who had served our country in many (very difficult) ways for his whole career.

      I try not to post anything reflecting poorly on people like that if I can help it...

      •  well, that's the thing: I thought the man deserved (2+ / 0-)
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        PeterHug, Crashing Vor

        better than to be standing next in line behind Ross Perot.

        (And honestly? Stockdale, unlike McCain, wasn't an enemy air ace.)

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 02:36:38 PM PDT

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