Government & Politics | September 21, 2003
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an Influential Democratic Newsgroup
is one of my published 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.
you say, and like I wrote to the newsgroup right after the last
last thing we Democrats should do is to try to "kiss
ass" with the electorate: Nobody in their right mind
will, or should, respect that. We've got to stand up for
what WE believe in and shape the debate in OUR terms (Let Bush
climb atop the rubble with his bullhorn or land upon the flight
deck umpteen times in video; what the hell's that got to do with
our men and women being picked off every day, TODAY, in Iraq or
our people at home losing, or fearing for, their jobs?).
one big reason I was so enthusiastic after reading Clark's
hearing what I have in interviews on TV. If he really
means (and does) what he says, then I think we've found a
candidate who not only stands up for our core principles -- such as the fairness and wisdom of progressive taxation, of
ensuring equal opportunity for the sexes and races, and of
working with not against our international allies -- but who
ALSO (not alternatively) seems highly electable, to actually get
done the things we want and need done.
I'm keeping my eyes and ears wide open, for ALL the candidates.
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