[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

Paul Jimenez <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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