[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever
<pj at place.org> on
Thu Apr 24 07:26:45 PDT 2008
On Thursday, Apr 24, 2008, Jeff Bone writes:
>On Apr 24, 2008, at 8:40 AM, geege schuman wrote:
>> That's a good point. And Obama's the only candidate with the
>> cajones (or
>> ovaries) to stand up to Bush. We could use a leader here, not
>> someone who
>> plays the politics of expedience.
>See, again, it's all about Bush.
>Look, I hate that man and what's he's done just as much as anyone on
>this list, perhaps far more than most. I can't really bring myself to
>say ANYTHING good about him or his actions in office. But no matter
>who we elect or what we do the last eight years cannot be undone. The
>question is and should be which candidate going forward is going to do
>the most good for this country or, barring that, the least damage.
>Whoever we elect isn't going to HAVE TO "stand up to Bush." They're
>going to inherit a world where the damage has been done and must be
>dealt with. That's manifestly not the same thing.
True enough. On the other hand, standing up to Bush is a good proxy
for 'standing up for what you believe in in the face of unpopularity'
which is a good thing as long as you think the candidate in question
believes the right things.
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