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  •  That's why I voted for him. (1+ / 0-)
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    I was an independent at the time and, actually, I liked Bush foreign policy positions (which he ignored after 9/11) much more than Gore/Clinton's, but Gore talked about "lock boxes" and Bush talked about some crazy scheme to partially privatize Social Security.

    On a personal level, I didn't really like either one. It was the insufferable one against the dumb one.

    Ideology is an excuse to ignore common sense.

    by Bush Bites on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:21:11 AM PDT

    •  Insufferable? (0+ / 0-)

      I never got that at all.  I thought Gore had a wonderful self-deprecating charm, a hysterical deadpan humor, and an awesome grasp of policy.  He'd have been a great President.  

      Every time I think of December 12, 2000, I feel ill.  So much was lost that night.

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