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x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:47 AM
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You could pick the Dem nominee. Who would it be?
Okay, some ground rules, though.

1) It can be any of the folks that were in the running for the nomination this year, past or present.

2) It can be any Democrat, but they have to be currently living. (So no Harry Truman or FDR clones, lol).

3) It can't be Bill Clinton, 'cuz the Constitution says he can't be president anymore. I know, I know, the current occupants of the WH don't give two whits about the Constitution, but we do.

4) And they have to meet the requirements set forth in the Constitution for qualifications (US citizen, 35 y/o, etc.)

I still like Bill Bradley from 2000. I think I'd go with him.

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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:49 AM
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1. Big Al
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:25 PM
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43. In a certain way I'd love to see that...
Al Sharpton as president would mean that we'd have entertainment every day.
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dand Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:56 AM
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Senator Clinton
She scares the shit out of the little war criminals in the white house
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:56 AM
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2. Howard Dean
I think he could be a Great President.
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KaraokeKarlton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:07 AM
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3. Howard Dean
n/t
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:10 AM
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4. KUCINICH!!!! nt
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Mairead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:21 AM
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9. Absolutely! DK is the best choice we've seen in a generation at least
Everyone else is an also-ran by comparison.
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Iverson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:37 AM
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12. Kucinich. n/t
n/t
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:42 AM
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13. DK - the only way! n/t
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:09 PM
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35. DK! n/t
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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 12:06 PM
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74. Dennis Kucinich!
The most inspirational, articulate candidate I have ever seen.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:11 AM
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5. Howard Dean
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:13 AM
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6. It would be...
...the one that can beat Bush. I don't care who that is.

Don

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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:54 PM
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26. Even if it was Zell Miller?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:11 PM
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29. Didn't know old Zel was running? But I doubt he could win the Dem nod?
I don't think my old buddy Zel is playing with a full deck to be honest with you. Kink of like pretzel boy.

Don

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jsw_81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:15 AM
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7. My choice:
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:16 AM
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8. Howard Dean!
Second choice - myself. Hell, I got more political experience than Sharpton and Clark combined.
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Kal Belgarion Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:26 AM
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10. Gore
After all he's been through, Al Gore *deserves* to be President.
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WyLoochka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:35 AM
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11. Doctor Governor Howard Dean n/t
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bushwakker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:47 AM
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14. Mario Cuomo*
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jmoss Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 12:00 PM
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73. now there's a blast from the (not so distant) past!!
....I miss Gov. Cuomo.

But I would have to say--John Edwards is an exciting choice right now---he would have the Clinton appeal.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:57 AM
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15. Kerry. nt
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Wiscmason Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:57 AM
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16. Excellent Question
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 10:58 AM by Wiscmason
Would be hard to pick just one so Ill give you my top ten instead.. in NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

1) Russ Feingold
2) Lloyd Bentsen
3) Paul Wellstone (may he rest in peace and his message never die)
4) Ann Richards
5) Al Gore
6) William Proxmire (may he also rest in peace)
7) Diane Feinstien
8) Mario Cuomo
9) John Edwards
10) Bill Richardson

...if you are wondering why I didn't include the great Hillary Clinton, it is not because I think the world of her, I just believe that 2004 would be the wrong time for her to run since the idiotic right wing would pull an Anti Clinton theme out of their backsides and really foul up this campaign..
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:54 PM
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48. in honor of the late Senator Wellstone... Sen. Tom Harkin
I would include him in that lineup.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:00 AM
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17. Dennis for a Dem, Sanders for Independent, Camejo for a Green
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:01 AM
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18. Howard Dean!
Definitely. I think he has the right message.
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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:04 AM
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19. me of course, I'm the best person ever
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:59 AM
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20. Howard Dean.
Screw the media, the people wanted Howard before they took him down.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:51 PM
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21. Kerry has always been my choice, long before he announced.
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diamondsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:52 PM
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22. Kucinich. n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:53 PM
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23. Wes Clark n/t
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:53 PM
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24. Dean or Feingold.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:53 PM
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25. Kucinich/cynthia mckinney or barbara lee
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:31 PM
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46. How about Kucinich/Willie Nelson n/t
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:44 PM
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60. yep that would be cool too
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:55 PM
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27. Senator Rockefellar from West Virginia
I really like him for some reason. He'd also pick up a swing state, has national security credintials and speaks very well w/o any offensive accent.

His VP would be Harold Ford Jr.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:04 PM
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28. Tyra Banks
Because Damn!!!
I allways wanted a President That looks good in A Bra and Panties :)
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:12 PM
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30. Gary Hart . . .
with Wesley Clark as his running mate . . .
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:12 PM
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31. YEEEAAAGHHH! Dean! No question! n/t
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RichM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:13 PM
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32. Kucinich - the most genuinely progressive candidate since 1924
(when Robert LaFollette received 5 million votes)
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:18 PM
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33. Fred Harris or Tom Harkin
Two guys who are good solid mainstream progressive populists.

(For the younger among you, Harris is the former Oklahoma Senator who challenged Jimmy Carter in the 76 election. He was an old country lawyer type who was the Dennis Kucinich of his day.)
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Cornus Donating Member (720 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:19 PM
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34. Wes Clark nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:13 PM
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36. DK
then Kerry.
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mndemocrat_29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:17 PM
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37. My dream ticket
President Barbara Boxer and Vice President Tom Harkin-because they could get our country back on track.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:55 PM
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49. hey... we can dream...
that would be a dream team... not likely to win... but certainly likely to get some much needed change accomplished.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:19 PM
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38. Kucinich, hands down!!
'nuf said.

No comparison.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:20 PM
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39. Might as well be DK
I would pick a celeb like Marisa Tomei (attractive and old enough,) but who knows whether these celebs are up to the job.
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Progressive420 Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:20 PM
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40. the ragin cajun
James Carville
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:34 PM
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53. He's too busy representing oilcos in Venezuela
laying the ground work for a coup against a democratically elected president is pretty time consuming.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:24 PM
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41. Wesley Clark n/t
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littlejoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:24 PM
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42. Mario Cuomo.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:27 PM
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44. Fred Thompson...???
Hey, cut me some slack. Its Academy Awards night.

Don

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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:29 PM
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45. Wellstone/Corzine
But since they have to be living I suppose I'd go for Feingold/Corzine.
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:47 PM
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47. Howard Dean
If not Dean, Al Gore
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:00 PM
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50. My heart still belongs to McGovern, who was right
On all the issues. Still think Mondale would have made a good president, too.
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:04 PM
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51. General (Ret.) Wesley Kanne Clark. n/t
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:28 PM
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52. Al Gore, the true President of the US would be my #1 choice
always!
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:35 PM
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54. Wes Clark
without a doubt!
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:07 PM
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55. Kucinich is the best. Period. n/t
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Tank in Texas Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:12 PM
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56. John Edwards
Edwards/Dean 2004
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:46 PM
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57. Howard Dean!
The finest candidate I've seen since Bobby Kennedy in 1968.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:00 PM
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58. President Barbara Boxer and Vice President Willie Brown
Boxer because she would be truly liberal and tough on corporate crime..Brown because he would manipulate the SHIT out of congressional and senate Republicans and beat them at their own game.
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Ysabel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:43 PM
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59. sorry...
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 07:55 PM by Ysabel
i meant to say:

Congresswoman Maxine Waters...
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:46 PM
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61. Dean or Gavin Newsom!
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snoochie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:55 PM
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62. Kucinich (nt)
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:56 PM
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63. Dean. But, I'm sure you could guess that.
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HuskerDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:02 PM
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64. This guy
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 11:56 AM
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72. I like what you did
with the salute picture. :)
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TheBigDemo Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:08 PM
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65. Clark/Kucinich n/t
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TheBigDemo Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:09 PM
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66. Actually, I would pick me, LOL j/k
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:17 PM
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67. Jeb Barlett
sorry, you know it's true. haha
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earthsea wizard Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:35 PM
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68. Dean/Gore
in that order.

Most of my Dem heroes are dead. :(
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:47 PM
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69. Kucinich! (n/t)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:01 PM
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70. Wes Clark
Would have taken us from the Bush Wilderness back into the 21st century where we belong. He is the one that could have beaten the pants off of Bush......but the TVee said no!

Clark is also the one that would win a Survivor contest against the rest of the candidates......

Plus on top of everything else, the man is just so goddamn beautiful!
So Mucho Macho!!!!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:17 PM
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71. Kucinich.
Easy.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 12:09 PM
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75. I donated to Bradley in 2000. I think he woulda beat Bush handily.
The Gore candidacy just seemed weighted down with Clinton baggage. No matter that Gore was not to blame, but I think voters were just tired of hearing Rush and the right-wing screamers dump on Clinton/Gore.

I don't know who my 'ideal' candidate would be. Bradley is nearly 60 now. I was a bit surprised he never announced a run. Seems like he woulda run in 2004 if he was still interested. What more can you want than a Rhodes scholar, athlete, and Senator? The guy had it all going for him.


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