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Feingold Won't Run for President

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    I was actually kinda bullish on his chances. I thought he could emerge Howard Dean-style. Dean's problem was that he never handled the transition from insurgent candidate to front-runner. I thought that Feingold might be smart enough and politically adept enough to do it. And his style of folksy, funny political ads would have played well. My guess is that he saw Obama taking his spot as the lefty media darling and got out.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I'd vote for Feingold in a heartbeat.
  3. Sorry to hear this. At least, I thought, we'd have one candidate addressing the constitutional crisis of an authoritarian Executive branch, since he'd been out front on so many of those issues.
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    The country is not ready to embrace another liberal senator from Minnesota, no matter how appealing.
  5. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Uh, Feingold is from Wisconsin, NOT Minnesota.

    This is NOT a good day to mix up the two states.
  6. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Hey Rosie, Packers 10, Viqueens 0! ;D
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Being Jewish is pains me to say this (and I hope I'm wrong in my thinking), but Feingold would have had no chance in the general election. Most of the south and probably most of the midwest isn't ready to vote for a Jew as president. The religious extremists, which tend to be very strong in getting out the vote in those regions, wouldn't want a Christ killer in the White House. Never mind the fact that Feingold is pro-choice, and pro gay rights, if his religion doesn't kill him among the fundamentalists, his stances on those two issues would.
  8. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Funny, I do believe the score is VIKINGS 14, Slackers 10.

  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Feingold not running. USA dodges a bullet. Not that he could have actually won.
  10. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Ahem. ;)

    I think Donald Driver is still running.
  11. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Didn't I ground you on the NFL thread?!

    Get to your room, Slacker Backer!
  12. And yet, a ticket with a Jew on it in 2000 got more than 500,000 more votes than anybody else in 2000. Yes it was vice president, but still.
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