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  •  I felt the same way... (2+ / 0-)
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    bree, chrisRunner7

    And for many reasons. He turned down the help of Clinton, not smart. He also selected Lieberman, NOT smart. Really, someone running alongside Lieberman, and away from Clinton, is it possible for a progressive to get excited about that?

    Maybe he's learned from his mistakes. If he tries to run and chooses Schweitzer (or feingold, etc...) for a running mate, them maybe I'll give him a second look, but after that sorry performance (granted, it was a half a decade ago), my support doesn't come easily.

    •  Was Lieberman (1+ / 0-)
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      really the albatross in 2000 that is is now?  I don't know how many people knew about him either way.  He's certainly had ample opportunity since to demonstrate his unwavering fealty to BushCo, but apart from my disappointment at Gore picking such a social conservative, I didn't feel terribly strongly about him one way or the other.

      Schweitzer would be good on the national stage.  Anyone know what his plans are?  Not for 2008, but maybe 2012...

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Wed May 24, 2006 at 05:45:03 PM PDT

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      •  Lieberman caused me to vote for the Libertarian (0+ / 0-)

        I hate cultural warriors with a passion, and Gore's (and Tipper's) past with the music thing reinforced the notion.

        But I live in California, which means, unlike people who live in Florida, Ohio, and about four or five other states, I don't get to vote for president, so it didn't matter.

      •  Lieberman (0+ / 0-)

        wasnt' the main problem with the campaign, but his utterly flaccid debate performance v. Cheney was not helpful.

        I have to admit that I was among those who underestimated the difference between Gore and Bush.  I would have felt a lot happier with my Gore vote if I had known how evil Bush really was.

      •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

        When Gore chose Lieberman he showed he wanted an alliance with reactionaries, not with progressives and/or libertarians. He drove much of the activist base out of the Democratic Party (and Nader drew part of the same base into the Green Party, but Gore's push was much stronger than Nader's pull).

        •  Gore chose Lieberman to win Florida (1+ / 0-)
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          Isn't it obvious that choosing Lieberman was an attempt to win over the Jewish vote in Florida?  Smart politically and at the time Lieberman just looked like a good religious person with moderately conservative Democratic views. I don't think Gore's choice was all that bad at the time.  Now Lieberman's a disaster but at the time his public personna was okay.

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