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Gepardt Vs Bush

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:19 pm

If Dick Gephardt had won the Democratic nomination, do you think he'd stand a better chance than Kerry of defeating George Bush?
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RE: Gepardt Vs Bush

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:26 pm

Well, so far, Kerry still has a pretty decent chance of winning. He's dead even in most polls with the +/- factor, so I don't know what more Gephart would have brought to the table.

I suspect that, unless the Dems had really gone on a limb with Howard Dean, who is just too far out there, in my view, the race would be pretty much what it is now, if Gephart had been the nominee.
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RE: Gepardt Vs Bush

Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:27 am

No way; thankfully everyone realized what he was: an isolationist Luddite labor puppet. He would destroy the economy.
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RE: Gepardt Vs Bush

Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:38 am

I was 100% behind Bob Graham actually, having seen his work from my time in Florida. I think he would have easily defeated Bush. Sadly he had heart surgery early in the primaries, which took him out of the spotlight, and he never caught up.

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RE: Gepardt Vs Bush

Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:21 am

I think Gephardt would've been a better choice.

I don't think there would be any question about his ability to assume Commander in Chief.

He would be a natural in the midwest swing states. Not only is he a Missourian but a staunch voice for American labor.

He's alway's seemed to me a centrist Democrat. I like 'em.
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