Al Gore endorses Dean

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    I can assure you I've am not and have never been in a coma. I always chuckle when i see this get over it BS. A man stole the presidency of the united states, the most powerful position in the world, and all conservatives have to say is "get over it". I guess i was just a little shocked, it was only a couple of years ago so its not like i should be passed it. hell, concentration camps used to be a big thing, but since it was more than 2 years ago,thus out of our recollection, we should all "get over it".

    Its a pity that idealogues have become so popular and generated a lot of polarization in America.
     
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    I noticed you conveniently ignored my question, so I'll ask again.

    What charges have been brought forth against this supposed criminal act? What was the result of these charges?
     
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    jim , I have noticed that some people dont like having to TRY AND FIND support for their flawed views
     
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    Back on topic, and a question. If Dean get the nomination will Bill or Hillary endorse Dean? Because that will be tough for them to do, Dean wants to change leadership in the DNC. That means goodby to Bill's buddy MacAuliffe. Without MacAuliffe in 2008, less support in the DNC for Hillary in 2008.
     
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    I dunno who I want to laugh at more... Dean because Gore is backing him, or Lieberman being pissing mad.

    Ahhh... those Democrats. Always good for a laugh.

    :laugh:
     
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    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 12:51 a.m. EST
    Hillary Aides in Dean-bashing Blitz

    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to pressure fellow Democrats not to support presidential front-runner Howard Dean – a move some say raises new questions about her own intentions in 2004.

    Aides to Sen. Clinton have begun contacting party movers and shakers in a bid to discredit Dean and dispel the notion that the Vermont Democrat has the nomination sewn up.

    "Hillary Clinton's people – and I know, I get these calls all the time – call and bash on Dean," Democratic strategist Bob Beckel told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" late Wednesday. Beckel managed Walter Mondale's unsuccessful 1984 presidential bid.

    Mrs. Clinton's husband has apparently joined in the effort, with the Rev. Al Sharpton revealing late Wednesday that he was contacted by the former president in the wake of Al Gore's endorsement of Dean.

    Sharpton, however, denied to MSNBC's "Hardball" that the top Democrat engaged in any Dean trashing. "President Clinton has not talked to me about a battle with the Gore[-Dean] gang. President Clinton and I, as he has with other candidates, talked about how you beat George Bush."

    Still, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Clinton doubts Dean will be able to transform himself into a centrist candidate who can win votes in the Midwest and South. Democrats "close" to Clinton have "grown increasingly critical" of Dean, added the Washington Times.

    Democratic National Committee Chairman and Clinton confidant Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that "he was shocked" by Gore's decision to back the Vermont Democrat. While acknowledging that the endorsement was "a tremendous boost for Governor Dean," he warned on CNN, "it does not, however, mean that Dean has the nomination wrapped up."

    Even before Gore's surprise Dean endorsement, at least two former senior Clinton aides were publicly blasting Dean as unelectable. Former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta told the Washington Times over the Thanksgiving weekend, "There clearly are concerns about Dean's ability to appeal to the entire country, particularly on national security issues."

    A week before, former Clinton deputy White House chief of staff Harold Ickes slammed Dean to Time magazine, complaining that the Democratic front-runner was "quick of lip, and quick of temper and stubborn."

    Ickes also seized on Dean's comments about wanting the votes of Confederate flag-bearing Southerners, saying, "In another time, the Confederate-flag story would have taken him down the drain."

    The Clinton camp's anti-Dean blitzkrieg had one longtime Clinton watcher scratching his head. "If the Clintons want the Dems to lose next year so Hillary has a shot at an open seat in '08, they should be happy that Dean looks like a sure loser," he told NewsMax on background. "If that's the strategy, they should be boosting Dean, not bashing him."

    Meanwhile, an organization formed to draft Sen. Clinton into the presidential race announced plans this week to launch an advertising blitz in New Hampshire urging Granite State Democats to write in Sen. Clinton's name in the state's Jan. 27 primary.

    HillaryNow.com organizer Bob Kunst told the New York Sun he plans to run 60 television commercials in three New Hampshire cities this week on Sen. Clinton's behalf. Though the commercials won't be expensive prime-time productions - they're slated to run after midnight on CNN's Headline News channel - it's not clear how Kunst was able to finance such a substantial media buy.

    Kunst told the Sun he is encouraged that Mrs. Clinton, who has denied she wants to run next year, has made no effort to shut him down.

    hmmmm
     
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    whether or not the election was "stolen", an endorsement from Gore does bear some weight. More than half of the voters in that election voted for Gore did they not?
     
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    I look for for her royal highness to enter the ring very shortly..... so much for the 9 lil dems and the would be king maker. from what I have seen and heard about dean he is as wishy-washy as gore, flips around like a fish out of water. yes, I did that but now Its different. give me a break
     
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    No, they did not. Gore received only 49% of the vote. And regardless, the people do not elect the President, the Electoral College does.
     
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    right right, I mispoke. it was 540,000 more than bush, but not half the total. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2000/results/.

    My point was not about the election results themselves, but rather the number of americans that supported Gore and are therefore likely to be influenced by his endorsement.
     

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