Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 12, 2004

by J

Makes Me Wonder...

See, it's stuff like this that makes me seriously question whether Clark is being opportunistic with this run for the Presidency.
"After the Vietnam War, the Democratic Party and some of the presidential candidates seemed to be wobbling all over the map on being strong for America," General Clark said. "So I voted for people who would take care of the country."
This is an implicit accusation of lack of patriotism against the Democrats who ran against Clark's preferred defenders of American values: Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I. It's just incomprehensible that a thoughtful, intelligent person would think such a thing, let alone say it. I'd like to understand what it was that (apparently) made him realize that the Democrats were people who also wanted to 'take care of the country.' And keep in mind I'm not a Democrat, I just find the Republican-esque accusation that Dems are unpatriotic cowards to be deeply disheartening, not to mention wrongheaded.
Posted by J at January 12, 2004 08:14 AM

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