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  •  It's true (4+ / 0-)

    People who suggest he pick someone strong on military issues (like Wes Clark) are at some level insecure about Obama's knowledge of those issues.

    •  Not sure I'd go that far (6+ / 0-)

      to say people are insecure...

      To me, the absolute most important issue ANY of us has, and this nation has, is that we are currently being ruled by a gang of immoral war criminals. -Hornito

      by discocarp on Tue May 13, 2008 at 12:29:05 PM PDT

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    •  Nonsense. (0+ / 0-)

      People who suggest he pick someone strong on military issues (like Wes Clark) are at some level insecure about Obama's knowledge of those issues.

      It's the electorate that is still insecure, and arguably with justification, about Obama's ability to 1) bring Iraq to a good closure, 2) rebuild our shattered and demoralized military, and 3) deal with the inevitable testing and challenging that will take place during our time of change and (due to Iraq) relative weakness.

      We're still stuck in this war, and the world has become more dangerous as a consequence of Bush's innumerably follies. Having someone like Clark, who's a solid progressive but who has lived inside the military, and served in war time, on the team would go a long way to reassure an electorate still trying to purge Bush-injected fear from their system.

      "Not only do I want an elite president,
      I want someone who's embarrassingly superior to me."
      -- Jon Stewart, 4/15/08

      by pat208 on Tue May 13, 2008 at 01:54:59 PM PDT

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      •  Also, w/r Clark: Southern white male. (0+ / 0-)

        Widens the electoral playing field against McCain by putting another 6-ish states in play.

        "Not only do I want an elite president,
        I want someone who's embarrassingly superior to me."
        -- Jon Stewart, 4/15/08

        by pat208 on Tue May 13, 2008 at 01:56:59 PM PDT

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