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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Still clueless. Cheney wasn't on any ticket this past election.
    But when was the last time you saw a party political candidate run as far and fast from the incumbent retiring administration?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    But when was the last time you saw a party political candidate run as far and fast from the incumbent retiring administration?
    That's exactly what Al Gore did. He ran as fast as he could from HIS OWN retiring administration in 2000.


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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    That's exactly what Al Gore did. He ran as fast as he could from HIS OWN retiring administration in 2000.

    Close...but not quite. Gore was certainly concerned about Clinton's Lewinsky backlash, but Gore still made several appearances with Clinton and Clinton played a prominent role in the convention and in the campaign during the last 90 days. I've never seen anyone run as far from the sitting party president as McCain did.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    The jokes on you.

    An analysis released by a Democratic senator found that Vice President Dick Cheney's Halliburton stock options have risen 3,281 percent in the last year.

    The Raw Story | Cheney's Halliburton stock options rose 3,281% last year, senator finds
    What a strange response. What does this have to do with Cheney being a joke? Are you implying that because he's rich, somehow he "wins"? Yeah, okay, GottaHurt.

    Defensive? He's being paid to rub salt in the wounds of liberals.
    Yes, defensive. Sorry, but if you can't see that, that is your problem.

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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No, the jokes on the GOP if they decide to bring Cheney into the fold for support.

    Can you say "Conflict of Interest" during the Bush Administration? I knew you could lol.

    I hope idiots link Cheney to Rush, and Rush to the GOP. It will be GREAT.

    The biggest joke will be on the GOP

    It's amazing how the GOP wants to tear itself apart. lol
    What conflict?
    This ought to be good.
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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Close...but not quite. Gore was certainly concerned about Clinton's Lewinsky backlash, but Gore still made several appearances with Clinton and Clinton played a prominent role in the convention and in the campaign during the last 90 days. I've never seen anyone run as far from the sitting party president as McCain did.
    Not quite.

    Clinton had a scandal a month, starting with the Travel Office.
    Though many divorced babes dreamed of giving him a Lewinsky or going one better, people were tired of Clinton's endless prevarication and the associated scandals that had him lying like a rug.

    It was the gesamtpacket.
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    Re: White House: Cheney almost as popular as Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Close...but not quite. Gore was certainly concerned about Clinton's Lewinsky backlash, but Gore still made several appearances with Clinton and Clinton played a prominent role in the convention and in the campaign during the last 90 days. I've never seen anyone run as far from the sitting party president as McCain did.
    Wrong.
    But very Clinton of you in your attempt to rewrite history.

    Fact: Gore treated The Clintons like a 1980's AIDS patient.

    Gore rebuffed Clinton on several instances. Clinton was forbidden from
    talking about the future during his speech at the Democratic convention. The
    Gore campaign also insisted on reviewing the president's speech. Gore balked
    at the suggestion from the Clinton camp that he join the president when
    Clinton entered the Staples Center at the convention. Gore strategist Tad
    Devine agreed that Clinton would campaign in Louisiana to boost black turnout, then California, then back in Harlem, for Hillary, saying, "And that's it.
    That's the Clinton gig."
    Special Election Issue: 'The Winner Is ...' Gore-Clinton Relationship Suffered Throughout Campaign 2000


    This story has steadily gained favor. But back before the spin congealed, some pundits recited more plausible tales. On November 20, 2000, for example, Newsweek published its book-length review of Election 2000. In one section—“Calling All Swing States”—lead writer Evan Thomas and his Newsweek team explained why the Gore campaign didn’t want Clinton on the stump near the end of the race:

    NEWSWEEK: Clinton was itching to hit the hustings, but most Gore strategists, and certainly Gore himself, didn’t want to see the president anywhere near the campaign. They were still smarting over Clinton’s unwanted intrusion into the race a week before. At a meeting with congressional Democrats, Clinton had piped up that he “almost gagged” when, during the third debate, Bush falsely claimed credit for Texas’s patient’s bill of rights and Gore failed to call him on it. The remark had made front-page news. From Nashville, Tad Devine called Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Steve Richetti, to complain. “Listen, this is bad, and I want to tell you why it’s bad,” Devine told the White House aide. “Before the president did this, Gore had a 46 [percent] favorable [rating], 42 unfavorable. After the president did this, Gore had a 42 favorable and a 47 unfavorable. What happens is, the president goes out and awakens doubts about Gore, and all the bad stuff about Gore—his trustworthiness, his veracity—begins to come to the surface.” Richetti called back the next day and said the president understood. The two camps had agreed: Clinton would campaign in Louisiana to boost black turnout and in California (including [Maxine] Waters’s district), then back in Harlem for Hillary. “And that’s it,” said Devine. “That’s the Clinton gig.” No big rallies in the Midwest—too many easily alienated swing voters.

    Too many easily alienated swing voters. By October, the race was focussed on those voters, and swing voters didn’t like Clinton. “Gore tried to explain all this by phone to the Black Caucus as he flew to his next campaign stop,” Thomas wrote:

    NEWSWEEK: Clinton posed a dilemma for the campaign, said the veep. The Republicans were trying to drag Clinton into the race. They want to run against the president, “not me,” Gore said. Gore reminded the restless lawmakers that in 1998, when the Democrats won an unexpected number of House seats, they avoided mass rallies in big cities and quietly mobilized minority voters through targeted phone calls by Clinton. “That might be a better strategy,” Gore gently suggested. Sensing the skepticism of his listeners, knowing that the rumors of bad blood between the old running mates was now front-page fodder, Gore went on, “Listen, this guy is my friend, and this isn’t any kind of personal thing. Sometimes people misunderstand that.”
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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