Draft Clark in 2008

Yes, Draft Wesley Clark for President in 2008

Here is the petition.

Clark will lead the Democrats to victory.

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Experience
Ike was the last General to win and Wes didn't survive the primaries this year.  He should run for Gov before he tries President again.
by kydem 2005-01-22 06:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Experience
Your logic would have been reasonable if you had said that the last Senator to win was JFK.

You seem to be uneducated about Gen Clark.  He has already had the experience of a governor and actually that of a head of state in putting together kosovo/bosnia

The General has forgotten more about national security and successful conflicts than Bush and Kerry put together.

The reasons that clark is not President now is that the right wing media targeted him right out the box and the DNC leadership push hard for a bandwagon effect to take place for =m the Iowa results that Clark did not participate.

by wdmosely 2005-01-23 03:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Experience
I would have voted for Clark if he was still in during Kentucky's primaries.  I'm educated but I think he needed to run for Gov before President.
by kydem 2005-01-23 06:37AM | 0 recs
re
I served under Clark in the Kosovo campaign in 1999. But I'm voting Hillary 2008. I want Bubba back in the white house one way or another.
by Vote Hillary 2008 2005-01-23 05:31AM | 0 recs
decent, thoughtful guy
I signed.

It will help to work at some high-profile public service in the meantime.

by zinc7 2005-01-23 08:37AM | 0 recs
He voted for Nixon & Reagan, praised Bush Jr.
You need to go back and read the FactCheck.org reports, "Was Wesley Clark a Republican?" and "Clark Waffles on Iraq War."

This is a guy who didn't register as a Democrat until 2001, admits he voted for Nixon and Reagan, and has been quoted as saying he voted for Bush Sr. too. He says he voted against George W., but repeatedly praised him. In May 2001, he said:

"I'm very glad we've got the great team in office, men like Colin Powell, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Paul O'Neill -- people I know very well -- our president George W. Bush."
Then in January 2002, he said:
"I tremendously admire, and I think we all should, the great work done by our commander-in-chief, our president, George Bush, and the men and women of the United States armed forces."
He claims he opposed the Iraq war all along, but in April 2003, he spoke glowingly of the "great victory" there, saying:
"...President Bush and Tony Blair should be proud of their resolve in the face of so much doubt."

And he gave different stories over the course of a few days about whether he would have voted for the congressional resolution that authorized Bush to go to war. This guy would have been called a flip-flopper at least as much as Kerry.

About the only thing Gen. Clark had going for him was his military service. And we see how much good that did decorated war-hero Kerry.

Face it: Clark would have lost just like Kerry did. And even if he'd won, we'd have a President who was a Democrat in name only.

by Horq 2005-01-23 09:41AM | 0 recs
We need a strong anti-Republican in 2008
I don't want anyone who ever said a nice thing about BushCo  and their blatantly corrupt "wanna make a bet it can't happen in America" approach to everything.

This is what murdered Kerry: he got suckered, along with a lot of Dems, into backing a pointless, no-way-out war.  He was stuck defending the Iraq War, despite voting against the Gulf War (which is just plain retarded!!).

Hilly . . . I dunno.  She won't play well in the sticks.  Because she's a woman, it will be taken for granted that she's further left than Bill.  

I never was crazy about Hillary.  If you have to run a liberal woman, take one who knows how to be one, like Boxer.  Not Hillary's piss-poor imitation of a liberal woman.

I'm slowly drifting toward Feingold, although I'd love to see Gore take another run (obligatory "It worked for Nixon!" statement).

Whatever the case, by 2008, it's going to take someone who is virulently opposed to the Iraq War and who can clearly articulate how the Iraq War was nothing but a hijacking of the War on Terror.

Hillary can't do that.  Clark can't do that (although he tries).  Kerry can't.  Edwards can't.

You're talking who?  Feingold, Dean, or Gore.  That's about it.

Feingold would be in the best position, since he is the only one who can say "Yeah, they asked me to vote their way, but I told them to forget about it!"

Dean and Gore, while strongly out against the war, were still not on any voting record about it.

Clark . . . ugh.  Clark wasn't vocally anti-war until it became fashionable.  He's no better than Kerry.

by jcjcjc 2005-01-23 10:03AM | 0 recs

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