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2 comments | Saturday, November 10, 2007

For example, my favorite talk radio host, Mike Malloy's presidential candidate seems to be Dennis Kucinich; yet he's doing Draft Gore announcements during the commercial breaks of his show? Am I the only one confused by this? I personally don't see much common ground between Gore and Kucinich.

On the issues: Gore is a free trader, Dennis is not. Gore is (or was) DLC, the DLC probably wouldn't even accept Dennis is he tried to join their ranks (which he would never do). Gore is or was pro-nuclear power, Dennis is against it. Gore is pro-death penalty, Dennis is against it. Gore is for the war on drugs, Dennis is against it. Gore doesn't not support decriminalization of marijuana, Dennis supports it. Gore supports fast track authority, Dennis opposed. Al Gore supports non-government universal insurance (meaning keep the insurance companies around), Dennis supports getting rid of the HMO's and going to a universal single payer system. Obviously I could go on, this is just the tip of the iceberg...

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Blogger The Craig said...

Maybe it just that Al Gore could win if he ran. Poor Dennis isn't going to win a state. Politics is the art of the possible after all, and poor Dennis just isn't possible. Now this could be because Dennis is a charisma free little gnome that no could possibly think of as President without laughing or that his politics are too far left. But I like his politics, so I'm going to go with option A.

9:20 PM

 
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Thanks for the comment Craig! I think Dennis is more popular on 'the net roots' than you think (or are aware of); still I see your point, we'll see if any of this support translates to the primaries.

9:51 PM

 

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