[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com> on Thu Apr 24 13:10:27 PDT 2008

How do you know?  As junior as he was, taking such an unpopular position
could have ruined his chances for advancement.  I could argue that his
position at that time proves that no matter what, he would have been
anti-war (the Iraq war).

G


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM, HK Pang <hkpang at gmail.com> wrote:

> why didn't you say Bush was enabled by the American people? you may
> remember that at one point in time, 70% supported the war and 90%
> approved his job performance.
>
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:28 PM, geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Bush was enabled by the senate.
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 12:28 PM, HK Pang <hkpang at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > If Obama was a senator from NY at that time, he would have taken
> > > exactly the same position.
> > >
> > > Using the political stance on the Iraq as a 'demonstration of
> > > leadership/judgement' is exactly the reason why I won't vote for him
> > > in Novemeber.
> > >
> > > I'm against the Iraq war right from the beginning but I will only
> > > blame George W for it.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:38 AM, geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > > That's not ALL I said.  Clinton was in a position to make a case
> against
> > > the
> > > > war. At the time, it would have been a very unpopular stance. She
> folded.
> > > > IMO, she's not leadership material.
> >
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