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Anyone else supporting the Reverend in 2004?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sharptonexplore2004.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sharptonexplore2004.com/</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kpickell</i><br><br><b>Anyone else supporting the Reverend</b></div>
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So <i>you</i>'re the one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I've watched the dem. debates, and, though I respect him for running, I really haven't heard anything I liked.<br><br><br><br>
He seems to sort of be the comic relief in the group, and I enjoy watching him, but couldn't imagine him ever winning the race.<br><br><br><br>
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I like the edge Sharpton adds. His perspective is refreshing, as well.<br><br>
Some of my favorite Sharpton quotes so far:<br><br><br><br>
On Reaganomics: "we never got the trickle; we got the down."<br><br><br><br>
On US intelligence: "I don't understand why our intelligence can tape conversations in Baghdad but can't find a man hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. A man who comes out every two months with a new video."<br><br><br><br>
On the Bush move to appoint "diverse" federal judges: "During the abolition movement, we didn't fight to have more diversified slave masters, we fought to get free."<br><br><br><br>
I think this one is my favorite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
On Bush and affirmative action: "He's the ultimate recipient of a set-aside program. The Supreme Court set aside a whole election."<br><br><br><br>
On himself: "Everybody in politics has baggage, some folks have enough money...to get others to carry their bags."<br><br><br><br>
"How is it an honor for...men and women to risk their lives in Iraq," he wondered, "when it's a burden for the rich to pay their share of taxes."<br><br><br><br>
source: "The Nation" May, 2003<br><br><a href="http://www.thenation.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thenation.com/</a>
 

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He's definitely entertaining, but I don't think I'd want him to represent our country to the world. Nor do I have a great deal of confidence in his ability to lead this nation. But we'll see. It's a long road still to Election Day 2004.
 

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As a life long New York City resident and someone who remembers Tawanna Brawley (sp?) I can say one thing, as much as I hate Bush if Reverand Al wins the dem nod and there is a chance he could beat Bush, Bush has my vote.<br><br><br><br>
I think the fact that they are even allowing Rev. Al to be mentioned in the newspaper is pretty pathetic.
 

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For the very reason Rich espoused, I hope Al DOES get the nomination, though there is absolutely no chance in Hell. It will mean another conservative 4 years for sure as many Democrats will run away screaming from their party . . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Does he want more religion in government? That's the only thing that I can think of that would be of concern to me. I don't really know a lot about his positions.
 

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i think the last thing anyone needs in office is someone with strong religious convictions. you called him a reverend so im assuming this.
 

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Nah, I don't think he's big on religion.... I don't think he'd push for prayer in school etc. He is a religious man, but I haven't seen his religion enter into his politics that much.<br><br><br><br>
His big issue is giving minorities a step up to help equal the playing field. I disagree with a lot of his stances, but I'm supporting him in the election because he keeps racial issues on the front burner whereas everyone else wishes they could ignore the issue of racial inequality.<br><br><br><br>
And yes, I know he has no chance at winning (this country will never elect a black president, it goes against our caste system), but I'll still vote for him in the primaries.
 

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Is race The Big Issue in the U.S. currently/in the next 4 years?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The U.S. will have a black president one day, no doubt. I think this will happen a lot sooner than, for instance, the French electing an Arab, Russians electing a Jew, Germans electing a Turk, Romanians electing a Hungarian, Hungarians electing a Gypsy, South Africans electing a white guy, etc... Or Arabs electing... well, anyone!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I think he's a weird speaker.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Oatmeal</i><br><br><b>...the French electing an Arab, Russians electing a Jew, Germans electing a Turk, Romanians electing a Hungarian, Hungarians electing a Gypsy, South Africans electing a white guy, etc... Or Arabs electing... well, anyone!</b></div>
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...or Canadians electing a Mexican, or Cubans electing an Englishman, or China electing an American, or New Zealand electing Mickey Mouse, or Chile electing a Hippie, or Texas claiming it's independence, or North Korea packing it's bags and moving to Africa, or the United States claiming a democracy, or Germany changing it's name to "Beer n' Sausageland", or Austrailia starting a war against Canada (you know they've been plotting for all these years that they act neutral), or Russia claiming Scotland as it's territory, or Veggieboards drafting a constitution...<br><br><br><br>
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Yea, that's one reason Nader never had a chance. An Arab would *never* be elected in The United States of America, Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.
 

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Nader is an Arab? Ralph Nader? Whodaknown.<br><br><br><br>
Oatmeal, Race is not the big issue, it's hardly an issue at all... which is exactly the problem. We ignore the problem, and that's the problem.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kpickell</i><br><br><b>(this country will never elect a black president, it goes against our caste system)</b></div>
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Never say never. Americans are slow to change, but change does come eventually.
 

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I am not so sure that Nader never had a chance because of his ethnicity. Many folks just think he's a bit "off his rocker".
 

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Well, yea, that too! But I stated "one reason." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Now, <i>you're</i> not one of those folks, are ya?
 

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Yes, I did indeed think he was a bit off.<br><br><br><br>
I like capitalism. Nader often times seems anti-capitalism to me.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think Sharpton has a chance. Not even a little bit.<br><br><br><br>
If anyone has a chance to be the first Black Presdent, I think it is Colin Powell. And I honestly believe he'd be a great President.<br><br><br><br>
Having said that, I figure Bush is going to be around for a second term.
 

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I think we'll have a black president before we have a female president. It'll be someone like Colin Powell, who doesn't "seem black" to a lot of people, because he's conservative, from a military background, etc. Whoever he is, it'll be a good thing, because I think that the mere fact that we have a black president will change the racial climate in this country.
 
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