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Is it over yet? - Wesley Clark
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Is it over yet?
You know, I *really* miss the Clark campaign. Or rather, I miss believing that we could have a President I can believe in *very soon*.
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bridgegirl From: bridgegirl Date: February 11th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel the same way.

And to think, it's been a year now since he dropped out of the race! I still remember how sad I felt that day...
limbodog From: limbodog Date: February 11th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
And with the hopefullness I got to feel like I was truly part of something bigger than me. Working on that campaign was actually fun!

Think he'll give it another go? Or do you think it left a bad taste?
bridgegirl From: bridgegirl Date: February 12th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think he's definitely considering, whatever he may be saying publicly about the matter.
The fact that he started WesPAC keeps him "in the loop" and I think that's a sign that he is not done with politics.

Or maybe that's just my wishful thinking ;)
From: melgibson999 Date: February 11th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

yea

im sure he has enough supporters to run
doc_neuro From: doc_neuro Date: February 13th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
dare to dream. I dont know if I mentioned it on this community but the night he dropped out I nearly kicked the crap out of the first guy I saw wearing a Kerry button. Ive just been let down too many times by such sentiments not to be a cynic. In this day and age it doesnt matter who deserves to win or who is actually the best candidate...it matters who pitches the best sales, who looks best on a tv ad spot, who gets spun which way by the news media. Im beginning to realize we just didnt have our shit together the way we should have, or rather those who did had no say at the top level of his campaign command. those guys most assuredly did not have their shit together. Clark should have been the easiest sell of the century.
limbodog From: limbodog Date: February 13th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see time as the major factor. Started way too late. And didn't have the support of the Kennedy connections like Kerry did.
alto2 From: alto2 Date: February 13th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time was a problem, but I think he also had too little training in dealing with the media, and not exactly the best campaign staff. I fear the consultants anymore--between the Gore and Kerry campaigns, and to a lesser (due to the short time) extent, the Clark campaign, there's a huge pattern of running away from the issues, refusing the address those brought up by the other side in a meaningful way, and just generally failing to connect with the public. Amy Sullivan has a great article in Washington Monthly about the problem with Dem consultants--definitely worth a read. If the DNC doesn't address this problem, I'm not sure the party has any sort of future at all.
doc_neuro From: doc_neuro Date: February 14th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think time will show those things to be more of a hindrance than a help. I think McCauliffe and Kennedy connections with Kerry were very much what drove his candidacy (and the party) into the ground. I think dean has the potential to do a lot more good and make prospects far better for a Clark Presidency.
From: melgibson999 Date: February 13th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

yea

From: elemoncelli Date: April 4th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: yea

you guys should check out Yahoo groups specifically unitedforclark@yahoo.com
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