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August 12, 2003

by J

Philly Forum

Seven of the nine declared Democratic candidates were at a forum in Philadelphia last night. I watched the event live on C-SPAN. Bill Press moderated and did an ok job. I've seen a couple of these things lately, and right now my order of preference is: Dean, Kerry, Graham, Gephardt. I do not really prefer any of the others as President, although I would vote for any of them over the current occupant of the White House.

Lieberman really pissed me off, though. Instead of talking about why a particular point of view will not allow someone to be elected (Is his middle name Isaiah? Is he a prophet?) why not talk about the merits of the issue? Grrr. Kucinich wasn't yelling as much, so that was nice. Kerry bored me. I'm a wonk, and even I snooze when he talks. Dean wasn't quite as fiery as usual, but BFA reported that his flight was delayed. He did get an escort of more than 3500 people to escort him to the forum, though. Not bad for August, eh?
Posted by J at August 12, 2003 6:50 PM

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