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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 01:57 PM

http://story.news.ya...n_el_pr/clark_1

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WASHINGTON - Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark has told friends he is likely to become the 10th Democratic presidential candidate, a move that could shake up the crowded field just four months before the first ballots are cast.

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Clark, 58, has not made a final decision, but the Arkansas resident has begun to recruit campaign staff and plans to announce his intentions next week, friends and party officials said on condition of anonymity.

Now *this* is going to be fun....
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:05 PM

Hrmm... as this point, I don't know enough about Clark to make an intelligent decision about him, but based on what little I know, he does sound potentially more electable than any of the present hopefuls...

I'll have to keep an eye on this.

#3 Drew

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:07 PM

Oh, here I thought you meant Marcia Clark.
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:08 PM

I was hoping for Clark Kent. :)
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#5 Kosh

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:10 PM

I totally missed it, I thought they were putting little Clack Bars in Pez.
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#6 Rov Judicata

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:16 PM

John Burke, on Sep 11 2003, 12:05 PM, said:

Hrmm... as this point, I don't know enough about Clark to make an intelligent decision about him, but based on what little I know, he does sound potentially more electable than any of the present hopefuls...

I'll have to keep an eye on this.
LOL @ the various Clarks.

John-- I'm with you. I'd like to know his position on Iraq, socialist-style health care, tax cuts, etc. Of course, by the time democratic primaries come to my state it's a moot point and I can't vote in them anyway.

The problem, of course, is that when you say "General Clark" the usual reaction is "Who?". As I understand it, he's spent the last few years working for CNN, so he hasn't done much recently politically.

2/3 of Americans *still* can't name a democratic candidate for president. I don't know if Clark can turn that around.
St. Louis must be destroyed!

Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease.  THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:17 PM

You know, when I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Babylon 5.

:eek:

:devil:

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#8 Rov Judicata

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:18 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 11 2003, 12:17 PM, said:

You know, when I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Babylon 5.
LOL!

I hadn't even considered that! Oh, that's classic...
St. Louis must be destroyed!

Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease.  THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.

"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. § 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.

#9 Bad Wolf

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:21 PM

Javert Rovinski, on Sep 11 2003, 12:18 PM, said:

LOL!

I hadn't even considered that! Oh, that's classic...
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#10 Norville

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 02:58 PM

Lil, you beat me to it -- I was thinking of President Clark of B5's Earth, too. In fact, I was wondering if it was a thread equating this administration with Clark's reign, because I've seen those before. ;)
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 04:24 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 11 2003, 03:17 PM, said:

You know, when I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Babylon 5.

:eek:

:devil:

:wideeyed:
I was thinking the same thing...LOL
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 04:34 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 11 2003, 03:17 PM, said:

You know, when I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Babylon 5.

:eek:

:devil:

:wideeyed:
That was exactly what I thought too, scary isn't? :eek2:
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#13 eryn

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 04:41 PM

I thought of "Mr.Clark" actually... :sly:  

"Practice" and all that...  :angel:  

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 04:46 PM

mystic, on Sep 11 2003, 09:41 PM, said:

I thought of "Mr.Clark" actually... :sly: 

"Practice" and all that...  :angel: 
Tackles mystic:inlove:
uh huh me too.... ;)  Much better leadership skills there then the rather dubious reports for Wes Clark.

Ding for Veep?  :angel:
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 05:25 PM

Ding would get the hispanic vote...Waves at CJ and Mystic as they roll around on the floor...those two...
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Posted 11 September 2003 - 10:17 PM

^They're so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! ;) ;)

Clark's NATO Biography

Bosnia was on his watch, and IIRC, the beginning of Kosovo as well. Not real impressive leadership credentials to be had there.

As for Mr. Clark?

"Congress today is hearing debate on S.629, that will rewrite homicide laws to read "it's only murder when innocent people die..."

;)

And Ding as Veep?  His master's in International Relations would definately be an asset there.

Edited by jon3831, 11 September 2003 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:32 PM

Ooooooo. Lookit all those u's....

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:39 PM

jon3831, on Sep 12 2003, 03:17 AM, said:

Bosnia was on his watch, and IIRC, the beginning of Kosovo as well. Not real impressive leadership credentials to be had there.

Exactly my thoughts on Clark somehow with that type of background fails to appeal to me.  The more I hear about him the more dubious I am.  Now one retired general I would like to see jump into political arena is Tommy Franks.  At the very least he would make an excellent Sec. of Defense or Veep. The success of the military campaign in Iraq has next to nothing to do with Rumsfeld and instead rests with Franks.  The very fact that Franks stood up to Rumsfeld and came out on top speaks for his competency.    


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Jon: "Congress today is hearing debate on S.629, that will rewrite homicide laws to read "it's only murder when innocent people die..."

Sounds like Mr. C. ;)

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mystic: Ooooooo. Lookit all those u's....

Tackles mystic :inlove:and trips Shal up in the process :angel:
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Posted 12 September 2003 - 03:02 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Sep 11 2003, 03:17 PM, said:

when I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Babylon 5.
Me as well.

Now, what's really going to remind me of B5 is if he ends up being a choice as running mate instead.

President Clark wasn't exactly elected. But he did get what he wanted.

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 09:06 AM

Well, if it's not official that Clark is running for President, then someone jumped the gun on radio commercials. I heard a "Clark for President" commercial on my local radio station the other day.

'Tis a strange commercial, it took a good 15+ seconds to even figure out who they were talking about. Long time in radio commercials...

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