Thread: The race is on
03-03-2004, 09:19 AM #1
The race is on
Anyone care to take a guess at the Democratic V.P. candidate? I think Kerry would do well with Edwards. Of course understanding how politicians think it is going to come down to who is going to deliver the most votes. Like him or not, Kerry had a remarkable turnaround in Iowa and hasn't looked back. I have always liked Presidential races and this should be a doozy. Lets hope its issue based and that the personal attacks are few. All of us can see through the B.S....Let the games begin.IAFF-IACOJ PROUD
03-03-2004, 07:08 PM #2I have always liked Presidential races and this should be a doozy.
Lets hope its issue based and that the personal attacks are few.
Of course understanding how politicians think it is going to come down to who is going to deliver the most votes.
I am still uncertain as to how the Green party will play into it, but I don't expect it to be a major problem.
In any event, I think neither one of the candidates are going to receive more than 50% of the vote. This in keeping with the past 3 elections. Bill Clinton, popular as we was, never received more than 48% of the popular vote in either election.
Like him or not, Kerry had a remarkable turnaround in Iowa and hasn't looked back.
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03-04-2004, 09:35 AM #3
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I saw Kerry on TV yesterday, giving his little victory speech. I heard him say "We should not be opening Firehouses in Baghdad and Closing them in the United States."
Is he the original person who used that line? Or is he ripping it off and using it as his own? Last time I checked, it wasn't the responsibility of the Federal Government to pander to Local Governments so they can keep basic services. Maybe if some of these more Liberal Local Governments would stop dumping money into Entitlement programs and spent a little more on Public Safety, firehouses would be saved.
Cut funding for Needle Exchange Programs
Cut Funding for ESOL Programs
Cut Funding for Homeless Programs
Slash Welfare funding and make people actually work instead of having babies to get more money from the State
Basically, Stop rewarding the lowest common denominator with entitlements and start rewarding the overworked and underpaid Public Safety Employees (fireman AND Cops) so they can properly do thier jobs. I can see combining two firehouses that are 6 blocks apart, but leaving entire neighborhoods uncovered is complete mania.
John Kerry is an Entitlement Candidate. And I am not looking for Government Handouts.
03-04-2004, 09:44 AM #4
Unfortuanately, I think Howard Dean's overblown "meltdown" played into it a lot. I think the guy was just excited and trying to keep his guys pumped up. Do you want a lame guy or someone who is capable of showing some emotion? Dean didn't exactly have a chance anyway. You need to be established to run for higher office.
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I'm curious to see how far the candidates will go in bashing each other, especially is it gets closer to November -- I have a feeling it's going to turn rather nasty...which will be telling in itself.
03-05-2004, 09:01 AM #5
Kerry's short list for V.P.
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico
Congressman Richard Gephardt of Missouri
Senator John Edwards of North Carolina
Senator Hilary Clinton of New York
Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
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03-05-2004, 09:09 AM #6Kerry's short list for V.P.
03-05-2004, 09:27 AM #7
I am just hoping that Billary doesnt get the nod. I was not pleased when she decided that NY was where she wanted to run for Senate. I was even less pleased when she won. I really hope this doesnt serve as a stepping stone for her climb to the presidency.Shawn M. Cecula
IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS
03-05-2004, 09:30 AM #8I really hope this doesnt serve as a stepping stone for her climb to the presidency.
03-05-2004, 09:44 AM #9Originally posted by E229Lt
Why not? She was a pretty good president in the 90s.
I dont trust her. I have the impression that she will say anything to get the votes but there isnt much follow through. There have been numerous times when our FD made requests for support on the state level and were promised it but no support came.
That and I think she should finish the job she was elected to before she has aspirations of going back to the White House.Shawn M. Cecula
IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS
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