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  •  You are stupider than I initially believed (none)
    if you think that a president's favorability rating somehow automatically translates into votes for his vice president.
    It doesn't work that way never did and never will.
    Even Clinton himself admitted that after he realized that his campaining for Kerry didn't help Kerry at all. Oops!

    It wouldn't have helped Gore either. Especially not in 2000.

    •  ha ha ha (none)
      you've got to be joking ....... right?

      Everybody talks about John Edwards' energy, intellect and charisma -- Bill Clinton

      by philgoblue on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 08:22:35 AM PDT

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    •  You are right (none)
      Nothing could have helped Gore, because he was such a shitty candidate.

      It takes a second to wreck it. It takes time to build.

      by lando on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 08:40:18 AM PDT

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      •  He was a good candidate who ran a reasonable (none)
        campaign with a  reasonable platform.
        Not to mention he was right on every issue.

        And no I'm not kidding. You are fooling yourself if you think that people vote for someone just because he is the veep of a president who has 60+% approval rating.
        There is absolutely no historical evidence for that.

        A poll before the conventions showed that Bush would beat Clinton. Yes. I repeat: Bush lead Clinton in the spring of 2000 in a hypothetical matchup.
        You know why? Because while people approved the job Clinton was doing they were fed up with Clinton himself and with anyone who as associated with him. That's why Karl Rove wanted to link Gore to Clinton and was scared to death when after Gore separated himself from Clinton in the convention he finally managed to pull ahead of Bush for the first time during the campaign.

        But you don't care about those facts. You just believe in you silly theories that 1) people wanted more not less Clinton in 2000 and 2) people would have voted for Gore if he had embraced Clinton just because he had 60-70% job approval rating


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