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View Diary: Wesley Clark is the One Democrat Capable of Demolishing Giuliani's Terror Tactics in a 2008 Match Up (151 comments)

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  •  We need to stop reacting (1+ / 0-)
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    to whatever the Republicans are doing.
    That's what got us into trouble against Bush.

    It's not a good idea to make a decision about who to nominate based on who we think can best combat Giuliani's fear mongering.  That was one of the reasons our primary voters went with Kerry in 2004 instead of someone like Edwards who was a better candidate IMO, but didn't appear as "strong".  We need to go with our best candidate this time regardless of who we might be facing in the General election and who we think might do best against them.

    •  I happen to think Clark is the (3+ / 0-)

      best candidate.

      That said, I think that any one of the Democrats would be a helluva lot better than what we've suffered the last 6 1/2 years.
      Giuliani would be a horror as would the other Republicans on the list.

      I don't believe that the dems are a shoo in and my evidence is :
      Bush I
      Bush II

      and sadly that the other Democratic presidents we had were more or less responsive to a system that too often ignored sensible energy policy, sensible health policy, sensible environmental policy and pandered to the pressures brought  to bear by special interests.

      Clark would be a breath of fresh air.

      Gore has said some good things that convince me he would be a possible alternative if Clark does not run.

      I believe Clark would make a real difference to this country because of his experience and strategic thinking and commitment to democratic ideals.

      .....just one heartsick but hopeful, granny's opinion.

    •  People decided Edwards wasn't ready . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      in 2004 and he wasn't, and as far as I can tell, he's still not ready.  Changing one's story, changing one's positions on issues, changing one's almost everything doesn't make one ready to be president or a better candidate.

    •  You're wrong. And the Dems were wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      to think that Kerry was the one who would have beaten the margin of their fraud instead of Clark. The bottom line is that, a) our side underestimated how badly Iraq was going,  b) those who didn't jump on the Clark bandwagon were misinformed or not fully informed about him, and, c) there was a huge media bias against Clark; proven when the MSM ALL declared that it was down to just 2 even though Clark made a better showing in the previous day's primaries.

      •  media bias against Clark (0+ / 0-)

        Clark would do what's right, instead of towing some media sanctioned corporate line.

        Perhaps Keith Olbermann would be one person who would give Clark an opportunity to fully express his views.

        If he runs, we'll need some letter writing campaigns I suspect:))

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