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Clark and the Democrats

The Demos at The American Prospect are already saying that some of Clark’s early supporters are having second thoughts; they think he sold out. He is now surrounded by seasoned (read Clinton) political animals. The Boston Globe makes clear that Clark is now going into a different kind of combat, he is drawing fire, and it is not likely to stop. No more collegiality among Democrats. In the meantime, General Shelton says he will not support Clark, and engages in a bit of political assasination. Look at this:

"What do you think of General Wesley Clark and would you support him as a presidential candidate," was the question put to him by moderator Dick Henning, assuming that all military men stood in support of each other. General Shelton took a drink of water and Henning said, "I noticed you took a drink on that one!"

"That question makes me wish it were vodka," said Shelton. "I’ve known Wes for a long time. I will tell you the reason he came out of Europe early had to do with integrity and character issues, things that are very near and dear to my heart. I’m not going to say whether I’m a Republican or a Democrat. I’ll just say Wes won’t get my vote."

Arguably this is unfair; why does he not give us the particulars? Yet, it will linger. The debate tonight should be interesting.

Discussions - 2 Comments

As I understand it, Shelton helped engineer Clark’s firing. He’s probably reluctant to discuss details for the same reason most employers will not discuss hiring/firing decisions. That does raise the question of why he mentioned it at all, of course, but he was asked.

Come on, a Democrat who voted for Nixon and Reagan can’t be all bad! Again, why on Earth is Charlie Rangel supporting him?

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