OT: How would you like a decent, honest President next time?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Since many of you have used this forum to express your disgust about our current leadership, I feel it is appropriate to to ask you if you would like a decent, honest President to lead us? I usually make it a rule to never discuss politics, so I will let you make up your own minds. Check out www.gopatgo.org - you can read Mr. Buchanan's statements about issues which concern ALL OF US, and then decide for yourself. He has a tough road to hoe because he is up against George Bush and all of his millions, but I personally think it's worth it to support him. THOSE OF YOU IN IOWA - If you like what you read, go to the Iowa straw poll on August 14th and cast your vote for Mr. Buchanan. I KNOW THIS IS OFF-TOPIC - but I can't help but wonder, if this man was president right now, if the American people would still be kept in the dark about y2k, or would the PEOPLE be his first concern?????? You decide!
-- Scarlett (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999
Scarlett, I hate to tell you but as of Nov last year, Buchanan was on Crossfire saying y2k was a hoax.
Oh well. Good presidents are hard to find.
-- a (email@example.com), July 21, 1999.
Wierd Al Yankovich for Prez!
-- ? (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999.
It's conceivable that someone entering national politics could be decent and honest going in. But the unfortunate necessity to solicit mega-dollars to run an election campaign, and subsequently re- election campaigns, inevitably commits the candidate (or the incumbent) to foster policies advocated by the major donors. That's a slippery slope where few have been able to keep their footing.
Who was that old Greek I saw carrying a lantern, looking hopefully in the face of everyone he met?
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), July 21, 1999.
-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), July 21, 1999.
Your Knight-In-Shining-Armor is a chickenhawk. If he wasn't man enought to defend his country, what makes you think he'll stand up for you? Bill Clinton at least opposed the war. Patty supported the war (as long as someone else fought). Think about it.
-- John A. Shaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999.
I think the whole business is a sham. Pat B. is probably the best man, but the shysters who actually run the show will see to it that he's not elected. You cannot wake this godforsaken country up. And then, imagine tipping the vote in Al Gore's favor like Perot did in 92' and 96'. Imagine more of Janet Reno or worse. Scary and depressing.
-- KoFE (your@town.USA), July 21, 1999.
George W. Bush/President, Elizabeth Dole/Vice-President by a landslide over Al Gore and whatever. Done deal, stick a fork in it, and print up the T-shirts.
-- For (email@example.com), July 21, 1999.
If Pat Buchanan becomes president, I'm moving to another country. Al Gore, Elizabeth Dole, George Bush, Jr., Steve Forbes, John McCain, Big Bird--anyone but Pat Buchanan!
-- gilda (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999.
I like the cartoon published secondarily in NW. Two old men on a bench. The first said he would vote for Bush because he liked what Bush did during the Gulf War. The second said he would vote for Dole, but he wished Dole would stop wearing dresses. Me, I'm happy about where we are. No Rep in my future. They pissed around with a made-up impeachement when they should have been worried about things like Y2K. I, personly, can't forgive them. Maybe you can. Seems that w
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), July 21, 1999.
thats it ? more bullshit repubocrats ??!!
geeez, no wonder we'll having Y2K problems.
-- whatalaff (email@example.com), July 21, 1999.
I like Jessie. Perhaps its because I HATE what both major parties have been up to lately. But mostly its for the "MY President can beat up YOUR President T-shirt." Hey.. so he's NOT a Rhodes scholar... BRAIN didn't turn out to be such a good choice.. let's try BRAWN.
[only half kidding]
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999.
i accept. i,ll be a very nice president.yanchovich-2-thousand.
-- ald-yancovich (email@example.com), July 21, 1999.
Here's a ticket to ponder: Al-d Yankyurwank for Pres with the little wussie Canada Craig as V-P. What a lovely couple they would make.
-- Eat (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 1999.
"carrying a lantern, looking hopefully in the face of everyone he met?" Exelent analogy!!
JESSE! JESSE! JESSE! (with Colen Powel?)
Now back to reality, I agree that the Bush/Dole ticket will win in a landslide. Wich also takes me back to the the lantern in every face looking for one good man/woman....
-- R. Wright (email@example.com), July 22, 1999.
A decent, honest man (or woman) doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting nominated by either the Demopublicans or the Republicrats. If one were to run on a third party ticket -- a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected.
The political system in this country has declined gradually since the founding, and has accelerated its decline in this century. It's beyond the point of recovery. It has to play out, crap out, just like every other so-called civilization in history.
Most people think we're flying straight and level, AOK, but in reality we're "driving into the ocean."
-- A (A@AisA.com), July 22, 1999.
Lost in a thickening haze of campaign contributions and porkbarrel projects -- no horizon, no orientation --- but wottheheck, so far, so good, right?
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 22, 1999.
Tom: Good extension of the analogy.
"What, me worry?" [Alfred E. Neumann]
-- A (A@AisA.com), July 22, 1999.