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  •  It just plain... (6+ / 0-)  I'll say it.  This diary needs to go to file 13.  Not only does it violate copyright law on a major blog, the conclusion is not born out by the material presented.  Yes, MoDo was hard as hell on Al Gore seven years ago.  And, IMHO, a lot of that criticism was well-deserved.  The earth tone suits, the selection of Holy Joe as VP, and the refusal to use Clinton on the campaign trail seriously hurt Gore.  Yes, he won the popular vote, but poor decisions prevented him from widening the margin.  Pandering to the anti-Clintonites with by picking Jomentum as VP was just dumb.  

    I think Al Gore has learned his lesson and I want the man to be president.  I think MoDo has learned her's as well.  If you actually take the time to READ that article, instead of merely playing cut 'n paste, you'll see it's a hit piece of HRC.  

    No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

    by CrazyHorse on Wed May 24, 2006 at 06:32:14 AM PDT

    •  Hello? Clinton was a loser in 2000. Did you (1+ / 0-)
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      miss it?

      Certainly Karl Rove didn't.

      He wanted to link Gore to Clinton desperately and after the convention re-link him to Clinton.

      Character Issues as a Legacy of the Clinton Presidency

      Any discussion of the role of character issues in the 2000 presidential campaign must begin with the presidency of William J. Clinton. The Clinton
      presidency is virtually unique in having at its helm a man whose performance evaluations were strong and whose personal standing was dismal. As they did throughout his impeachment trial, Americans
      consistently rated his performance in the 60% range, while saying in a variety of ways that they disapproved of his morals and ethics.
      A January 27, 2000 ABC poll found that 58% of the public approved of Clinton’s performance as
      president, but 61% percent disapproved of him as a person.

      Seven in ten Americans said they were tired of the problems associated with the administration, and fewer than one-third of Americans wished that Clinton could run for a third term.

      Fifty- four percent said they would be “glad to see him go,” and only 39% said they would be “sorry to see him go.”

      But yeah Clinton was such a great asset in 2000.
      Even in his homestate his job approval was only 49% and his personal approval 35%.

      In 2004 every single candidate Clinton campaigned for lost.
      Get back to reality. Not everyone liked Clinton. In fact the South hated him.

      Gore had a chance to win only if he could prove to most voters that he was not like Clinton, i.e. under his administration there would not be scandals and lies.

      And what the fuck is your problem with earth tones? Who cares what he wears? Are you OK anyway?
      This was not a fashion show but a presidential campaign.

    •  She obviously hasn't learned a damn thing (0+ / 0-)

      because she's at it again. Hello? Can you READ????

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