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  •  which is, of course (1+ / 0-)
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    planetclaire4

    exactly what you would demand he do... he must denounce and reject...  right?

    but he does that and he's "running"

    it's a fight he can't win right now since he's being hit on two fronts with the same smears... damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.  

    His best option is to try and douse it, which he's attempting to do...

    Personally, I think this will blow over and may even help inoculate him against the replay that will certainly come out again in September/October...

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    ObamaO8!
    I support the Democratic Nominee. McCain=

    by its simple IF you ignore the complexity on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 12:27:22 PM PDT

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    •  I used "run" as a metaphor (0+ / 0-)

      Is it better to say he walked from the room. Because he surely has and the bolt is now firmly affixed. And I disagree that Obama cut his ties because he had to or because Hillary "forced" him. I take Obama at his word. He cut his ties with Rev. Wright because he finds Rev. Wright's views obnoxious and wrong. As rightly he should.

      •  so then he's handled it (1+ / 0-)
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        and it should now be a non-issue.  I presume he has your support again and we can stop flogging this?

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        by its simple IF you ignore the complexity on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 12:42:34 PM PDT

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        •  Yes Obama has my support (0+ / 0-)

          If Obama is our nominee, you're damned right I'll support him. But he's not our nominee yet and between competent but arguably unlikable Hillary and a less competent but more likable Obama, my choice is Hillary. Let me ask you then, will you support Hillary if she ends up winning the nomination?

          •  already addressed that (0+ / 0-)

            read the sig line.

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            by its simple IF you ignore the complexity on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 01:09:12 PM PDT

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            •  I don't claim to be the brightest (0+ / 0-)

              I'm not sure how your sig line answers my question - something about being an independent thinker if I read it correctly. So does that mean you might not vote for Hillary if she's our nominee? If that's the case, I guess we don't see eye-to-eye on a lot more things than this. But perhaps I'm misreading it. Like I said, I'm not always the quickest or brightest bulb in the package. My old teachers can certainly attest to that!

              •  what part of "I support the Dem Nominee" (1+ / 0-)
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                did you miss?  How is that not clear?

                sig line - not user id.

                I really cannot believe I'm spending time debating parsing Rev. Wrights excerpted speech and how that will affect the larger nomination and election with someone who not once, but at least twice has managed to overlook the fact that every one of my posts has

                I support the Democratic Nominee. McCain=Bush

                let's repeat that

                I support the Democratic Nominee. McCain=Bush in it.

                sheesh.  

                stop comparing yourself to a dim bulb and turn on some lights.  
                Pause and think.

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                by its simple IF you ignore the complexity on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 01:58:14 PM PDT

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          •  Wait a second-- (0+ / 0-)

            HRC is more competent than Obama?  (Keep in mind, I don't support either of them, still grieving over Edwards.)  What do you base that on?  The fact that she said she is?  McCain says he's on the Straight-talk Express, proving anyone can say anything.

            I'm just curious as to your data.  HRC couldn't put together a UHC that would get passed and then stopped thinking about it until Edwards forced her hand (and did her work for her).  HRC voted for the AUMF and still believes troups may have to stay in Iraq.  HRC has co-sponsored many bills that got through the Senate, but she's never found one co-sponsor for the 8 or 10 bills she herself has written.  HRC cannot run an issue-based campaign, but must resort to one freaken innuendo after another, not to mention puffed up (but unsubstantiated) boasts on how effective she's been bringing world peace.  If that's competency, that's setting the bar so low that I'm sure Obama can at least equal it.  

            Please, God, don't let the Democratic party make me vote for some pinhead who believes in the GWOT. God grinned...

            by planetclaire4 on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 06:41:35 PM PDT

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