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Old 08-25-2003, 08:05 PM   #16
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He said that he would announce within the next couple weeks whether or not he'll run...but I think I read this last week, so maybe we'll hear something in a week or so.
he said the same thing again tonight.

i really hope he runs. i'm really interested in learning more about him as well.

i did go to that website last week and send a "please run for president" postcard to him.
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i did go to that website last week and send a "please run for president" postcard to him.
I just sent one. I think he'd be great for the campaign.
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THanks for your interest guys. This is the first time in quite a while that I have actually actively supported a candidate. Ok, not a candidate yet, but working on it. If you could pass along his info to anyone you know who might be interested that would be great. We need a new choice, and he's the best I've seen in a long while.
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I think my parents would really like him. They don't like Bush and they want a candidate who can beat him. Yesterday I was shocked to find out that a staunchly Republican kinswoman of mine also doesn't like Bush at all. Whew! I almost fell out of my chair when my mother told me about her. This lady would like someone like Gen. Clark, I'll bet.
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I just saw something about a report on CNN that he's going to run. I haven't checked out the CNN site.......too busy posting pix on PLEBA.
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No news on Clark yet. Only that Dean has a 21 point lead in New Hampshire.
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I don't like Dean.

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Old 08-28-2003, 05:27 PM   #23
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I really have begun to like Howard Dean. He is feisty and rambunctious and gets people excited. I was a big supporter of John Kerry, but the man just doesn't get me excited. Then there are all these other idiots like Lieberman, and Gephardt running.
Nonetheless speaking of Wesley Clark, Howard Dean mentioned a few days ago that he would strongly consider asking Clark to be his running mate, which would be a top notch Democratic ticket IMO.
Dean has the brains when it comes to Health care, etc. While Clark can really slam Bush and Cheney on their abuse of the military.
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Re: General Wesley Clark for President!!

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I have never been more dissapointed in a president or as scared for my country's future as I am right now with Bush.

But I don't see many great options in the Democratic candidates. I like Kerry, but he doesn't seem to be getting enough popularity behind him to matter. I think Dean is a BIG mistake. I think Democrats jumped on the Dean bandwagon early on as an emotional decision linked with Iraq.

Now there is an emergence of a possible candidate that would be able to literally make Bush and his shaky credentials look like the absolute joke they are.

General Wesley Clark. A Rhodes Scholar, 4 star General, and former Supreme Commander of NATO just to name a few honors to his credit.

He is pro-choice, anti-Iraq war, but is also very responsible and moderate in many views that appeal to me.

I'm asking you to go take a closer look at him and if you like what you see, to get involved.

And he has now just beaten Bush 49% to 40% in a blind bio test. Which pretty much means over all parties (Republican, Democrat, Independent) chose Clark's credentials over Bush's. This does not take name recognition into account.

go to - draftwesleyclark.com
I've always liked Clark's attitude even before he mentioned that he might run for president. I will definitely vote for him if he runs for office
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he may have qualifications but what other offices has he held beside military? the same thing happened to Colin Powell in '96. Everyone wanted him, he was a leader, etc. but he never ran. I think the more likely thing is that Clark is putting himself in position to be named to a Democratic cabinet or Powell's position when Powell leaves. wish all you want but i doubt its going to happen.
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I like Dean, but I think that Gen. Clark may be more suited in the current political environment--just as Clinton was perfect for the time that he was elected, but now would seem out of place.

I would have to hear Clark's stances on many issues before I would consider him.

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check out his many supporters webpages Melon.

Some of the big issues -

He's pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, anti-Iraq war (at least the way that we went about it), pro-gun control, anti-Bush tax cut.

Those are ones I can think of off the top of my head.

DraftWesleyClark.com
DraftClark.com
DraftClark2004.com
There are hundreds more

DraftWesleyClark.com has now raised over a million dollars for Clark if he goes for it. That is the biggest of the web sites, but all the other sites are raising money and awareness and are getting field offices ready if he says he will run.

Oh - and if anyone should be VP, it should be Dean with Clark as the President.
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he may have qualifications but what other offices has he held beside military? the same thing happened to Colin Powell in '96. Everyone wanted him, he was a leader, etc. but he never ran. I think the more likely thing is that Clark is putting himself in position to be named to a Democratic cabinet or Powell's position when Powell leaves. wish all you want but i doubt its going to happen.
Sharky, here's an excerpt from a great article that may answer some of your questions.
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Though he's never held elected office, recent speeches have hinted at how Clark might employ his military experience as evidence of his capacity for domestic political leadership. Running large military enterprises, he likes to point out, requires providing services to tens of thousands of servicemen and women who, in the all-volunteer era, are free to quit. "We fought for better schools for the children of the men and women who served in Europe. We fought for better housing...for time off so people could be with their families...for better healthcare and health insurance," said Clark in a recent speech to the New Democrat Network in Washington, D.C., sounding very much like a former governor. Clark also seems to have a preternatural ability to phrase his positions in a way that sounds authentic while allowing him to navigate the most treacherous political minefields. When asked about gun control, for instance, Clark said, "I have got 20-some-odd guns in the house. I like to hunt. I have grown up with guns all my life. But people who like assault weapons, they should join the United States Army--we have them."

Arguably, Clark matches each of the strengths of the current crop of contenders, and then raises them one. His Army background--stretching from Vietnam to Kosovo--out-oomphs Kerry's military record. His service as commander of NATO forces compares favorably to Dean's executive experience as governor of a small New England state. He adds gravitas to Edwards's aesthetic appeal, charisma to Lieberman's thoughtfulness, and sincerity to Gephardt's liberal policies.

That's why more and more Democratic insiders are beginning to argue that--at least in theory--Clark is the best candidate to beat Bush in a general election.
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full article here: http://www.draftclark2004.com/news_detail.asp?nid=122
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