Pretend you're voting in a Democratic primary...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Who would you pick? Assume this is an open primary where members of any party may vote. I want to see whom Democrats consider strong and good candidates to beat Dubya in 2004 and what Republicans consider weak candidates that have a chance of winning the primary but not the election (at least on AppleInsider).



I personally picked Al Sharpton as I see him as a strong candidate with a clear vision of what I want. With the ability to mobilize the minority vote like no other candidate, I think Bush has no chance against him in both the North and South.
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  • Reply 1 of 56
    DEAN!
  • Reply 2 of 56
    jobjob Posts: 420member
    Who are these people?



    I've never heard of them.







































    I wouldn't vote for any of them.
  • Reply 3 of 56
    Lieberman?

    Lieberman?
  • Reply 4 of 56
    jobjob Posts: 420member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce

    Lieberman?

    Lieberman?




    I. Was. Kidding.



    I've heard of most of them. But I still wouldn't vote for them.
  • Reply 5 of 56
    Quote:

    Originally posted by job

    I. Was. Kidding.



    I've heard of most of them. But I still wouldn't vote for them.




    Conservative by heart, or even more liberal?
  • Reply 6 of 56
    jobjob Posts: 420member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce

    Conservative by heart, or even more liberal?



    Wouldn't you like to know.
  • Reply 7 of 56
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I'd vote for my man Al, just because the comic possibilities are endless.



  • Reply 8 of 56
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    i'd vote for John, 'cause he can talk to dead people.
  • Reply 9 of 56
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by alcimedes

    i'd vote for John, 'cause he can talk to dead people.



    Maybe he can get some of them to vote for him.



    "I see trial lawyers." [/creepy kid's voice]
  • Reply 10 of 56
    naderfannaderfan Posts: 156member
    Personally, I don't think the Democrats have put up a really great candidate since FDR. I've been disappointed with how spineless the majority of the Democrats have been. They're so concerned about what will please voters that they're making fools of themselves...they can't take an honest stand on any issue and stick with it because people's minds are always changing. I'd vote for Paul Wellstone. I don't care if he's dead, at least I knew where he stood.
  • Reply 11 of 56
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    Quote:

    I don't care if he's dead, at least I knew where he stood.



    that's all we need. John channeling Paul claiming to be honest.
  • Reply 12 of 56
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,454member
    I think California does have an open primary if I recall.



    So being the good Republican that I am, Sharpton is my man. That footage of him smoking, counting money and talking about a drug deal is sure to win over the soccer moms.



    Nick
  • Reply 13 of 56
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    None of the above.



    If JFK were alive today and running I would vote for him. He was a democrat I could admire.



    Fellowship
  • Reply 14 of 56
    jobjob Posts: 420member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    So... you've studied all of their platforms, followed the debates and interviews, and you don't like their ideas...



    ...or you're partisan.



    Typical.




    Well, judging from your all-knowing, all-seeing sense of how much I actually know each candidate, why don't you tell everyone then instead of being a jackass about it. How in the blue blazes do you know how much I know about these candidates? Hell, I could be Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Rastifarian Socialist so don't even try to pigeon hole me as a "partisan." The end result is you don't know jack about me. Don't even try to assume why I wouldn't vote for these candidates.
  • Reply 15 of 56
    LIEBERMAN??



  • Reply 16 of 56
    existenceexistence Posts: 991member
    For those of you who are clueless on each candidates' platforms and want to edumacate yourselves, watch the debate linked below:



    http://www.c-span.org/videoarchives....Code=Vote_2004



    It's quite interesting to see key differences between the candidates on issues from the war to universal health care.



    IMHO, Sharpton was heads and shoulders above everyone else.
  • Reply 17 of 56
    trick falltrick fall Posts: 1,271member
    If Leiberman is the Democratic candidate I'll be voting third party again.
  • Reply 18 of 56
    existenceexistence Posts: 991member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by trick fall

    If Leiberman is the Democratic candidate I'll be voting third party again.



    NO! Even if Lieberman is the Democratic candidate, do you still want Bush in office?



    My god man, think before you speak!
  • Reply 19 of 56
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    Quote:

    NO! Even if Lieberman is the Democratic candidate, do you still want Bush in office?



    My god man, think before you speak!



    look who's talking. that's the stupidest thing anyone in this country can possibly say.



    vote for who you think the best canidate is. don't vote against another canidate.



    if you want to ensure that there will only be two viable parties in this country forever, keep it up with that mindset. we'll be stuck with two parties trying to mirror eachother forever, with no real progress being made.
  • Reply 20 of 56
    applemasterapplemaster Posts: 144member
    Is someone trying to look a little bit like Bobby Kennedy?











    Maybe someone can find some better comparison pictures, but in that debate it definitely looked like John Edwards was trying to look exactly like Robert Kennedy...
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