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January 27, 2004

Re: The presidential caucus buzz

A reader's thoughts on the caucuses:

Dear Joni,

I see by your comments here that you are vacillating between a trial lawyer and Clintonís hand picked candidate.

If you are really interested in Clark then perhaps you should listen to his congressional testimony about Iraq and several other troubled spots when he was still in the service. He pretty much made the Bush administrationís case for going into Iraq. I agreed with his testimony but I donít think he is much of a person since he seems to have forgotten what he said. He obviously wasnít planning to run for the Democratic nomination at that point in time.

A pretty face and nice hair doesnít necessarily make for a great president. If you listened to Edwardsí answer to the question about gay marriages in the debate you would have heard a response by a lawyer and US Senator that indicated that he did not understand the issue. About the last thing we need is a trial lawyer running our country.

Iím not very impressed with any of the candidates but if I had to choose one it would be Liberalman. At least he is a rational thinker and I think he has a good grasp of the issues. I used to think he had high morals and character, but he pretty well disproved that when he was running as the VP candidate with Gore. He sold his soul in hopes of getting votes and thus he lost my respect. Aside from that negative comment, I still think he is the best candidate for the Democrats.

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Posted by Joni Balter at January 27, 2004 12:23 PM



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