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  •  You Could Be Right, BiPM (3+ / 0-)

    When all is said and done, the 2008 Election may well resemble the 1932 Election for all the reasons that DHinMI has pointed out in the two postings.

    There is a major ingredient missing: FDR.  The person who was most compared to FDR isn't even running

    Al Gore is the true and legitimate heir to Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy as a political leader who stands for fundamental change, a new political order in America, a new political realignment based on a lifetime of enormous achievement and a program that lays out a noble vision and concrete plan.

    I'm aware that once candidates secure the nomination, they all become 10 feet tall.  Let's hope one emerges from the current crop of Democratic contenders.

    A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. America for Gore

    by JekyllnHyde on Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 03:49:44 PM PST

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    •  In 2007, we are looking for an FDR (2+ / 0-)

      but in 1931, was FDR perceived as being a FDR?

      January 20. 2009 cannot come soon enough.

      by Crisis Corps Volunteer on Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 05:46:50 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, sure... (2+ / 0-)

      How many people thought Gore was FDR in 2000?  He ran a lackluster campaign and did not take strong stands on things like global warming.  I like Gore and was happy to support him twice, but the hero worship of him is ridiculous.  I also suspect that some of the people who now claim not to be willing to vote for anyone but Gore (a subsection of the idiots claiming they won't vote) probably never voted for him in the first place (Nader voters).  

      HRC could very well be an FDR.  People's opinions here on DKos at this moment are highly irrelevant to what actually happens once she is in office.  I chose her because she is the most maligned of the front runners around here, not as an endorsement.  

      Don't like XOM and OPEC? What have YOU done to reduce your oil consumption? Hot air does NOT constitute a renewable resource!

      by Asak on Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 07:32:53 PM PST

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      •  To be clear (0+ / 0-)

        By support him twice, I mean vote for him in 00 and also support him now but he decided not to run.  

        Don't like XOM and OPEC? What have YOU done to reduce your oil consumption? Hot air does NOT constitute a renewable resource!

        by Asak on Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 07:36:19 PM PST

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