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  •  Do you think Hillary would move the nation (1+ / 0-)
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    Leftward?

    I'm of the opinion that Bill and Hillary see the need for triangulation and an enemy in Congress. It's the way Bill was most effective in the second term. The Clintons didn't build the party - and I'd be surprised if they want Hillary to be sworn in with a huge House majority and a working Senate majority - because they don't know how to lead in that type of situation. They thrived on the gridlock and combat

    "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" ~ Pericles

    by Chrispy67 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 09:31:34 AM PDT

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    •  No, but she might slow the rightward drift N/T (1+ / 0-)
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      The Republican Party is a criminal enterprise.

      by Bronx59 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:00:43 AM PDT

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    •  Are you kidding? (1+ / 0-)
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      Chrispy67

      at this point a Barry Goldwater presidency would move the nation leftward. Of course I'd like a little more than that.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt "They are a threat to your children, David" - George W. Bush

      by sidnora on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:13:53 AM PDT

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      •  I would, too. And I think the other Dems (1+ / 0-)
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        would move us further to the left - and we're unlikely to have such an opportunity again. Why would we settle for incremental moderation when we could go so much futher?

        cp

        "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" ~ Pericles

        by Chrispy67 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:41:05 AM PDT

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        •  I have no intention (1+ / 0-)
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          of settling for anything I don't have to. She's not my candidate, and I intend to do all I can to further a progressive agenda. No matter that she decided last week to call herself a progressive, I don't think she's fooling many people with that.

          But as short as she would fall of my goals, she'd still be a blessing compared with what we're living with now. This government would be unrecognizable to someone who'd gone to sleep in 1960, let alone 1980.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt "They are a threat to your children, David" - George W. Bush

          by sidnora on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 03:32:18 PM PDT

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    •  Yes. Her positions, her voting record, her (2+ / 0-)
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      philosophy, all suggest she will take the country leftward.  

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