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Old 04-04-2002, 05:48 PM   #46
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[. I have a good feeling that, if everything were said and done and Bono ran for President, he'd have such a socially liberal platform that you'd never know that he'd be the type to get his picture taken Sen. Jesse Helms.
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Bono cannot run for President of the U.S., he is an Irish citizen.

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Old 04-04-2002, 07:32 PM   #47
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Melon,
I understand the "liberal" events Bono has been involved in the past, but still think you make to many assumptions on his political Ideology based very little info. There is a range of political issue's in which BONO's position is not known. I think its also wrong to cast members of either party as raging conservitives or raging liberals. There are a few, but most are more in the middle, and could probably swap party membership without changing to many of their views on things.
When could argue that BONO is a republican because of his business position. U2 has a huge organization behind them. It is a massive business which last year generated hundreds of millions of dollars, just like any Multi-National corporation and Bono, one could argue, is the CEO or President. U2 is big business. When it comes to the business side of U2, I think you will find that BONO has a lot more in common with Republicans and members of large corporations on business matters. I'm sure BONO is 100% behind free trade unlike most Democrats.
Contrary to his supposed pacifist beliefs Bono was a big supporter of US military action in Bosnia and Kosovo and in a new HOT PRESS article supports Bush's war on Terror, understanding that there are nuts and evil out there that has to be defeated.
My main point is that that BONO is not apart of either party and it is misleading to label him. To much is not known. Yes there is indications of this and indications of that, but not enough to label him as hardcore this or hardcore that.
I also think that many people here make a lot of assumptions about the views of the members of either party. If this person is a Republican, he must believe this, that and the other. Same with the Democrats, I don't think that is so.
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True, he isn't a pacifist; he says on the FREE TIBET enhanced CD that he admires pacifists but isn't one.

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Old 04-04-2002, 08:37 PM   #49
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Bono cannot run for President of the U.S., he is an Irish citizen.
Must I really state the obvious? If you must reduce my posts to the most banal and literal level, he can run for president of Ireland. I never said he was running for President of the U.S., now did I?

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I may check my Official Republican Party Handbook and see if Bono can run for G.O.P. Chairman.
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I may check my Official Republican Party Handbook and see if Bono can run for G.O.P. Chairman.
STOP reducing Melon's posts now!
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I'm gonna reduce YOU, you crusty old veteran.
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I'm gonna reduce YOU, you crusty old veteran.
Well, what did the G.O.P. handbook say?
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It said you could never even join because of your 30% lacking.
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Well, what did the G.O.P. handbook say?
Dearest z edge,

It clearly states that one must reduce all posts to its most literal level to frustrate those commie liberals.

Oh and everyone knows that Bono is a conservative. And why? Because I'm a conservative and everyone I admire must be in my same party. He'll need to lose that communist looking jacket he always wears. A red tie and a navy blue suit would suit him well.

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It said you could never even join because of your 30% lacking.
perhaps I'll go join a couple of militia's to earn some extra credit and bump up that score

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Go ahead; you already have the military training.
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I'm not sure what the laws are, but I think the Edge can become a US citizen now that he is marrying Morleigh Steinburg in June. She is from California.
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EDGE for President!!!!

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