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  •  Why is this (none)
    sickening? It is the nature of any Democratic process.
    •  True (none)
      Anyone has the right to seek elected office.
      So while the whole fawning over Swann is sickening because he was a football star; I defend his right, my right, anyone's right to run for office.

      Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. - Harry S. Truman

      by wishingwell on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:04:40 AM PST

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      •  Yep and you (none)
        know what pisses me off? Democrats have been so battered by the likes of Limbaugh and others that they don't recognize the star-power. Republicans, on the other hand, recognize the star-power. Do you know why they run movie stars and sportsmen? Do you know why they automatically bash anyone with star power who speaks in favor of Democrats and progressive policy? Because they know when it comes down to popularity contests(elections), star attraction works.
    •  or rather, it's human nature (4.00)
      folks just love their celebrities.

      but let's not be hypocrites here. if there were a famous celebrity who wanted to run as a Democrat, we'd sure as heck be cheering them on. If Gopher from love boat, Sonny Bono, Schwarzenegger, Jim Bunning, etc., were Democrats, i somehow don't think we'd have much of a problem.

      Besides, do Beatty/Reiner for governor or Affleck for senate ring any bells? And aren't we all rooting for Heath Shuler to knock out Charles Taylor? Sorry, but i don't care if they're a political tyro as lon gas they can win for us. Hell, if Paris Hilton wants to run as a Democrat, I'd even vote for h--okay, no. that's just going too far.

      "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner)

      by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:10:00 AM PST

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