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September 15, 2003

Big News Day...

By Byron LaMasters

Crazy day. There's the stuff here in Texas, the California recall has been postponed for now and Wesley Clark may announce tomorrow.

Hard to beat...

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 15, 2003 03:14 PM | TrackBack


Count me in right now for calling that Clark will sink like a rock.

No. 1 - He's not even close to as popular as he thinks he is. A recent poll showed that 2/3rds of Democrats couldn't name who was running. You think those who couldn't name Lieberman, the 2000 VP or the former Majority Leader, will have the foggiest idea of who the NATO SACEUR was in the 90's?

No. 2 - Although I may loathe Dean, at least him, Gephardt and co have been out on the campaign trail for months, showing a genuine interest in running, as oppossed to the opportunism expressed by Gen. Clark.

No. 3 - Besides Edwards, every one of the major six candidates has at least a decade, some 2 and 3, of government experience to show what the believe, and that they are familiar with how to be a politician.

No. 4 - Money - He has none - I hear about his million from the Draft Clark movement. Thats great - and only about 14 times less than John Edwards, whose in single digits everywhere, has.

Posted by: Josh at September 15, 2003 04:57 PM

Rob Booth has posted the map passed today by the House.

Contrary to the hysteria expressed at BOR a few weeks ago, there is no district running from Austin to McAllen - just wanted to let you know so you can sleep tonight.

Posted by: Mark Harden at September 15, 2003 08:29 PM

Yes, that may be true, but now this reader is pissed off. My home county of Gillespie, anchored by Fredericksburg is ripped in two. The entire Hill Country, a true community of interest which is together right now is ripped in two. I can't wait to vote in a district that stretches to New Mexico while my aunt who just move 10 miles out of town is not in a creepy district that loops over Austin by means of Williamson Co. into the middle of no where.

You can't look at that map and tell me it's not gerry/perry mandered.

Posted by: Karl-T. at September 16, 2003 10:38 PM

should read: "my aunt who just moved 10 miles out of town is now in a creepy district that...."

Posted by: Karl-T. at September 16, 2003 10:40 PM

Gen. Clark has great national security credentials as well as a top notch intellect. His views on various domestic issues are within the mainstream of the Democratic Party. I can't think of a single reason not to vote for him.

Many commentators have compared him to Dwight D. Eisenhower. But I fear that he could turn into this election cycle's John Glenn.
In 1983-4 Sen. Glenn, former astronaut and Marine pilot, was touted as a tough challenger to President Reagan. It didn't hurt that the book and film about the early astronauts, "The Right Stuff" had recently boosted Glenn's profile.
However, Glenn didn't last much past the first few weeks of primaries. Walter Mondale and Gary Hart quickly emerged as the only serious Democratic candidates.
Clark's organization is better than Glenn's. And Clark is seen as less of a "Washington insider" than Glenn.
In the next few months we'll see just how savvy he really is and whether HE has the right stuff.

Posted by: Tim Z at September 17, 2003 06:00 AM
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