Government & Politics | September 18, 2003
E-Mail to an
Influential California Democrat
is one of my unpublished replies to one of many responses to my
e-mail published in an influential Democratic Newsgroup about
the formal entry of General Clark into the Presidential Race.
of course, probably right. Clark's a REAL longshot at this
point (then again, so was Dean just a few months ago).
musing, but there are a few things I can think of that *might*
make it work for Clark...
reportedly got some of Clinton's top people working for and
advising him (never underestimate the staff that helped make the
"Comeback Kid" the "Comeback Kid").
field is so crowded [with nine other candidates for the
Democratic Presidential nomination] that no one candidate is
enjoying a significant advantage over the others, and all are
dividing the donor pool etc.
are more and more debates coming up; and despite their low
visibility, the word does get out -- and if "the
people" want someone bad enough, the money etc. will
Dean, he's got a passionate, internet-savvy base of supporters
working for him (even before he decided to enter).
finally, although I'm not old enough to remember [clearly],
didn't Bobby Kennedy enter the Presidential primary race [vs.
Eugene McCarthy] at even a later stage (maybe even after the
first primaries [actually, after the New Hampshire primary])?
OK, OK, just as Dan Quayle was no John Kennedy, Wesley Clark is
no Robert Kennedy (bless his soul!); then again, he ain't no
the very least, General Clark can help show us how to stand tall
and give Bush hell.
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