February 26, 2004

Clark stumps for Kerry in Georgia

Two more US soldiers died in Iraq today. For what? The Emperor has no uniform...Sen. John Kerry (D-Mekong Delta) and Gen. Wesley Clark (D-NATO) should run together. It underscores the Myth, i.e., a "band of brothers" chasing the chickenhawks from the White House, and it will help the Math, i.e. Clark can seal the deal with Republicans and Independents in the Southwest and elsewhere in the Expanded Confederacy. But that's not all... Here, once again, is the LNS list of seven damn good reasons for a Kerry-Clark ticket: 1) Clark, with his credentials as a decorated Vietnam combatant and the Supreme NATO Commander, reinforces Kerry's military record -- two war heroes running against two chickhawks, 2) Clark will sway Republicans and Independents, 3) Clark will sway Southerners, 4) Clark is not a Washington, D.C. politician, he is not a politician at all, he has not fed at that lobbyists' trough, 5)Clark has been an outspoken critic and *expert witness* on the fabrications and miscalculations leading to the war in Iraq, 6) Clark has been an outspoken critic and *expert witness* on the pre-9/11 failure, the post-9/11 coverup and the bungling of the "war on terrorism," 7) Clark provides protection for Kerry, if something happened to Kerry, Clark would carry the mantle and stick it where the sun has not shone for a long time...

Elliot Minor, Associated Press: "You can't help where
you're born," Clark said during a telephone conference
from Columbus Wednesday morning, prior to stops in
Macon and Albany. "It's what you make of your life and
how you give to others. If you look at what John Kerry
has done in his life, he's always been dedicated to
public service and he's been someone has the courage
to take a stand. "Southerners admire courage," Clark
said. "John Kerry has shown that courage. He's shown
he will take a stand even if it's unpopular."

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Posted on Wed, Feb. 25, 2004

Clark stumps for Kerry in Georgia

ELLIOTT MINOR
Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. - Former Democratic presidential candidate
Wesley Clark spent Wednesday campaigning around the
state for current Democratic front-runner John Kerry.

Clark, who was born in Chicago but grew up in
Arkansas, said he decided to support Kerry, rather
than South Carolina native John Edwards, because the
Massachusetts senator has the best qualifications.

"You can't help where you're born," Clark said during
a telephone conference from Columbus Wednesday
morning, prior to stops in Macon and Albany. "It's
what you make of your life and how you give to others.
If you look at what John Kerry has done in his life,
he's always been dedicated to public service and he's
been someone has the courage to take a stand.

"Southerners admire courage," Clark said. "John Kerry
has shown that courage. He's shown he will take a
stand even if it's unpopular."

Clark, a retired four-star general, dropped out of the
race for the White House last month, after
disappointing third-place finishes in Tennessee and
Virginia. He was unable to command significant support
as a first-time presidential candidate, winning just
one state - Oklahoma - in 14 contests.

About 100 people, including about a half-dozen graying
Vietnam veterans, gathered in the auditorium of Albany
Technical College to hear Clark speak.

Clark said because of President Bush, the United
States is no longer the most admired country in the
world. He said the nation went to war without the
support of allies and rather than get their support,
turned them away. He also said 3 million jobs had been
lost under Bush.

He said Bush also did not have a plan to protect
Americans from the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

"He didn't do his duty as commander in chief," Clark
said. "There wasn't a reason to go to war against
Saddam Hussein."

The audience applauded and cheered during his attack
on Bush, and afterwards veterans rushed up to shake
Clark's hand.

Several people said they weren't bothered that Kerry
didn't come in person.

Foley Harper of Ocilla said, "You have to have
somebody with courage and intellectual curiosity. "You
won't have that with George Bush."

With 10 states, including Georgia, holding primaries
on "Super Tuesday" next week, the political pace has
picked up in the state. Kerry campaigned in Atlanta
recently and his Democratic opponent, North Carolina
Sen. John Edwards, made stops in Albany and Columbus
Monday.

In a new American Research Group poll, Kerry led
Edwards 45 percent to 37 percent among Georgia voters.

Clark's visit came as Kerry began running a television
advertisement featuring former Georgia Sen. Max
Cleland, a disabled Vietnam veteran ousted by
Republican Saxby Chambliss.

"John Kerry is the one man I would put my trust in to
make this country safe," Cleland said in Kerry
campaign ads that began airing around the state. "He's
been tested on the battlefield. He's been tested in
the United States Senate. Now he's ready to be
president of the United States."

Kerry has expressed concern about the loss of jobs
since Bush took office, and he's promised to make
affordable health care and education a high priority,
if elected.

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Posted by richard at February 26, 2004 02:06 PM