True Blue wrote:
Riiiiiiight. All Democrats are lost in the wilderness waiting for the beacon of Green brilliance to show them the way out.
Your political viewer seems stuck on black & white. You need to upgrade to 8, 16, 256 or more colors. You're missing a lot of detail.
Usually I agree with you True, but this time I have to ask did you even read any of my posts in here or any other forums? Before you whip out your crayolas to color me green, read what I wrote. If I were Green, I wouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?Â¢t have said I could support Kerry. Also, as my other posts point out I am a big supporter of Dean. They are my preferences, but I would pretty much be willing to vote for any of those currently running on the Democratic platform except for Lieberman.
Maybe I didn't make it clear that I supported Nader when I was in college, but not now. You can't deny that Nader played a very important role in that election by bringing people to the voting booths who had stopped caring about politics. After the election, if you are one of those that subscribe to the theory that Nader cost Gore the election, I think he showed a lot of people that voting does make a difference. I feel, and maybe this is just me being idealistic, that we will see a much larger turn out at the voting booths than we have in a long time. He also introduced a new way to campaign. Dean's supporters have grasped onto this and have blown it up in a big way.
I personally don't feel that Nader received enough votes to cost Gore the election. Gore won the popular vote. Voters were disenfranchised in Florida. Those factors had more to do with it than Nader's two percent. Hillary said that the Electoral College was a broken system and she was going to work towards fixing it. I ask again, what happened with that?
Also, I never said that ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?all democratsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? were lost in the woods. You are twisting my words. I said ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?someÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? of them needed a wake up call and I put ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã…?someÃƒÂ¢Ã¢?Â¬? in all caps for emphasis.
The Greens don't have to apologize for anything. We were all taught a valuable lesson by their participation in the "democratic" process.