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Now here's somebody who knows what he's talking about.

Posted on 2006.09.07 at 13:12
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: The Kinks - Do It Again
Watch here as Gen. Wesley Clark handily disarms some guy on Faux news. I hope he runs for President again. He seems like the kind of uber-competent nerd that might do a good job. At the very least he should be secretary of State or Defense.


suzermagoozer at 2006-09-07 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
ooh i like your new LJ layout!

i believe Wes is going to run again.
i am on his mailing list...and he is workkkkinggggg it pretty effin hard.

and lets face it...nobody is going to want Hilary...she isn't liberal enough for the liberals and the GOP thinks she is...well, you know. I don't even think she will be our best middle grounder.

Wes, on the other hand...isn't a senator...used to be a republican...was a military honcho...isn't bullied...looks amazing and poised in a suit...and just knows wtf he is talking about at all times.

i love the guy and will be working on his campaign again for sure.
lithiumlady at 2006-09-07 18:10 (UTC) (Link)
looks amazing and poised in a suit...

I thought the exact same thing! And let's face that the real thing the American public responds to, not the issues.
suzermagoozer at 2006-09-07 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
oh, and also...he is an economics genius.
theservant at 2006-09-07 17:50 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I am experimenting with different layouts, just 'cause I can.
I agree with you about Wesley- I am on the mailing list as well, and I listen to his podcast sometimes- you can get it on iTunes.

I think that he needs a few things before he is ready, which is he needs to be able to give "the BIIIG speech," to be able to lay out his vision thing. W. is pretty good at that, frankly, even if he is dumb as paste. Maybe people will be sick enough of things that they will be willing to go with someone who is just smart and competent, but I think they also like to be inspired, and that goes a long way.
That said, the GOP field seems really weak as well.
I also really really wish that Wes had had SOME kinda experience in civilian govt. I wish he was a mayor or a representative or something. I woulda liked to have him run for something this fall somewhere.
lithiumlady at 2006-09-07 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
I would like to point out that not only did Gen. Clark have the better point, public speaking skills and proper preperation for this interview, he also had the better tie knot.
theservant at 2006-09-08 01:21 (UTC) (Link)
I will have to take another look, but well spotted!!!

sputnik5 at 2006-09-07 20:14 (UTC) (Link)
What is it with the going into Iraq-> no attacks in the past 5 years?
And here's hoping Wesley Clark runs again. I think unlike Kerry or even Dean, he escaped the 2004 elections unscathed.
theservant at 2006-09-08 01:22 (UTC) (Link)
And that's saying something!
metalclarinet at 2006-09-08 02:47 (UTC) (Link)
I'm in the 'anybody but Hillary' camp because she is one of the fools who spinelessly got us into this war. Backing Kerry last time was a mistake -- he was even more evasive on Iraq. Honestly, he spoke better than Bush but doesn't appear to be any smarter. I wish I had voted green or blue or whatever.

I listened to the last half of a Diane Rheme interview with David Korn and Michael Isacoff (sp) touting a new book about how we ended up in this war. All of Washington stinks on the war.

I agree that Clark lost early, and likely was not damaged. His 'Kerry was only a major' comment might have been telling and likely hurt him at the time. I don't remember any other serious gaffs. However, I don't recall a lot of folks drawn to his charisma, either.

Edwards, who was plenty charismatic, did not shine in his debate with Lord Halliburton.

What's left: Mark Warner of Virginia. I wouldn't mind seeing him on either half of the ticket.
theservant at 2006-09-08 04:00 (UTC) (Link)
I dunno...
I don't know much about Warner, and he seems like a consensus kind of candidate- I am in the mood for someone I WANT to win, not the least evil. Gimme Russ Feingold.
metalclarinet at 2006-09-08 04:12 (UTC) (Link)
Warner seems bland and competant and like someone who will compromise.

I think I agree with Feingold on most things. And what is the good of compromising with evil.

Oh yeah, evil (defined broadly to include the right wing of the democratic party) is likely to control both houses of congress. Sheesh.

At least it won't be Bush. Of course, the other Virginian -- we call him senator Macaca or Bush Lite -- may be the republican. Oy!
theservant at 2006-09-08 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
I hope that the GOP nominee is Allen. He seems like SUCH an empty suit--- Reagan without the charisma.
metalclarinet at 2006-09-08 23:42 (UTC) (Link)
Careful who you hope for. A few decades back democrats in Wisconsin crossed over to vote for the weaker candidate in a primary. That is how Joseph McCarthy won the nomination.

It would be nice to have an election where the republican was a competent moderate and the democrat, to get elected, would have to be something better.
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