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    People are getting tired of the politics as usual BS. We put Kerry up because he was "electable". He got slimmed and swiftboated every which way. Now he may have really won Ohio, but that is for another discussion. The fact is no matter who we put out there, the Rethugs will play the same old game. The idea is to change the game, not play along with them. If they attack our guy on a womens right to choose. Instead of being wishy washy and vague, come out and say "I support a womens right to choose." Then explain why.

    We need a leader who can not only articulate his beliefs and principles, but can think on his feet. We need a person who will not abandon principle, in favor of the latest poll results. Americans will support someone who is strong of character and not afraid of a fight. Americans want to know where their President stands on issues and why. They want to know that they can trust what their President says.
    Your wanting to win at any cost, makes us no better than the opposition. What's next? Start a war to get re-elected?

    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." Thomas Jefferson

    by llih on Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 06:29:57 AM PST

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    •  Kerry Electable? (0+ / 0-)

      Kerry was not "electable".  I never bought that b.s.  You can't run against the party in power with a D.C. insider and Northeaterners just don't play well in the rest of the country.  That's why Hillary, Kerry, Gore, Feingold and all of the other dilusional D.C. insiders (Biden) would all lose against any GOP nominee.  

      I don't suggest playing the GOP game.  I suggest playing the game that wins for democrats by nominating a governor from moderate state who can run against Washington D.C.  That's my threshold.  As far as I'm concerned, Senators, Northeasterners and longtime D.C. insiders need not apply.  They're not electable in this environment.

      I agree with your description of the type of leader that we need.  I think that Warner, Clark and Vilsak (to a lesser extent) have what it takes.  

      I also like what Feingold is doing in the Senate, as he is becoming a point man for attacking the Republicans.  That's great, as he can take some of the heat from the press and GOP, while the eventual democratic nominee stays above the fray, so to speak, and looks presidential.  We need a coordinated attack.    

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