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I voted Dick Gephardt, for some reason I feel that he'll look out for the working american family, and espouse some traditional values within the democratic party, as well as bring the democrats back to their roots, before Howard McGovern.

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A leader of his people, unsupported by any outward authority; a politician whose success rests neither upon craft nor the matery of technical devices, but simply on the convincing power of his personality; a victorious fighter who has always scorned the use of force; a man of wisdom and humility, armed with resolve and inflexible consistency, who has devoted all his strength to the uplifting of his people and the betterment of their lot; a man who has confronted the brutality of Europe with the dignity of the simple human being, and thus at all times risen superior. Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.

Albert Einstein (written of Mahatma Gandhi) Ideas and Opinions.

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Hello Vadis, welcome to the forum.

Gandhi is not a candidate and despite all the anti-war posturing by the current field, they are non-starters pandering to the extreme Left and their positions are not viable with a vast majority of Americans.

The pundits would have it that the successful Democratic nominee will move on to the center with more moderate positions after the Primaries but I suggest that excepting Liberman (who has no chance), they have poisoned the well with those Americans who refuse to forget 9.11.

Poll after Poll shows that a majority of Americans refuse to forgive and forget 9.11 and they are not about to vote for a candidate who holds that position; neither will they vote for a clown like Clark who makes absurd claims that 9.11 would not have happened on 'his' watch.

The Church Commission castrated American Intelligence agencies and it would take a decade (if not a generation) to create a Humint based system which might provide details on actions such as 9.11. I would suggest that no-one hold their breath awaiting such a development in this P.C. era - spies are not nice people notwithstanding the treatment of fictional authors like Clancy and others, in fact, many of them are scum and the dregs of any society. Which of these candidates, so busy castigating President Bush over "Intelligence Failures" has the courage and the realism to state that we will have to deal with the scum of the Earth to obtain intelligence sources which could prevent another 9.11?

Which 'nice guy' around Bin Laden should we have solicited for advance warning on 9.11?

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Ned nice post. An aside on Gandhi - here was a man that preached isolationism, a return to medieval crafts, a rejection of modernity and progress and village self sustainability. In short - a complete rejection of life. I am always amazed when Libs invoke his name as a saint and most don't have the dimmest notion of what he preached.....

Ned you said

Poll after Poll shows that a majority of Americans refuse to forgive and forget 9.11 and they are not about to vote for a candidate who holds that position; neither will they vote for a clown like Clark who makes absurd claims that 9.11 would not have happened on 'his' watch.

Ned better watch calling Clark a clown, you can't publish insults unless you call Bush a step above green algae in intelligence. Besides that you are right, the Demo's have gone so far to the left of centre that not even Kerry, who threw his Vietnam medals to the ground, and called his own country genocidal killers in 1971, has any real creditability on security.

You mention the unsavoury intelligence types. Keep in mind that during the 90s Kerry voted for cutting the defense and intelligence budgets. On Meet the Press he tied his tongue trying to explain that cutting intelligence spending was actually to try and force less high tech spending and more spending on human skills and operatives. Even Kerry did not believe what he was saying. So here is another soft spot.

On the economy Kerry has more of a chance than say Dean. However, Kerry would raise taxes, and spend and increase regulation and most probably [in order to ward off Hillary] resurrect socialised medicine as a concept.

So the policies will be a little different but not much different between Kerry and Dean.

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