Skip to comments.Dukakis 2016? Why Not?
Posted on 08/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How rattled are Democrats by Clintons campaign stumbles? Well
We're gonna get Mike in this race - and we're gonna win this
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10:25 AM - 28 Aug 2015
Thats right: The Duke is back. Not only is there a grassroots groundswell for him, but when contacted by The Boston Globe last week, he refused to rule out a campaign, saying he was not sure he wanted to run again. I might just end up in the divorce courts of Norfolk County if I suggested another national campaign!
Is that Shermanesque? It certainly isnt. True, its been a while since the former Massachusetts governor was active in national politics. But think about all the reasons hed make a great contender.
Unlike moderate 90s veterans like Clinton and Biden, hes a great fit for a Democratic Party moving steadily to the left. Unlike Clinton, hes proven he can win a presidential nomination. Unlike Biden, he was never too tough on crime. (Remember Willie Horton?) Unlike Biden and Clinton, hes been occasionally critical of Obama, offering him some distance from the White House. Unlike Lincoln Chafee, Dukakis, a second-generation American, is no ones idea of a patrician. Unlike Jim Webb, hes been a Democrat since the 1980s.
OK, sure. There are some flaws in the plan. Hes 81 years old, but wisdom never expires. The draft Dukakis movement seems to consist entirely of a Twitter feed with fewer than 100 followers and a remarkably ugly Zazzle baseball cap. Americans who are wary of a Bush vs. Clinton race, reprising 1992, might not be a great deal happier about a 1988 replay of Bush vs. Dukakis....
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lol.. that is the funniest headline I have read in awhile...
I would vote for him in the primary.
Jimmy Carter still has one term of eligibility left.
I would love to see Dukakis as the Dem nominee.
Trump, the alpha-male against the liberal wimp.
“Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis didn’t exactly charm his way into voters’ hearts during the 1988 debates with his response about whether he would support the death penalty should his wife, Kitty, be raped and murdered. A longtime opponent of the death penalty, Dukakis responded to the startling question from CNN’s Bernard Shaw, “No, I don’t, Bernard, and I think you know that I’ve opposed the death penalty during all of my life. I don’t see any evidence that it’s a deterrent and I think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime.””
Been reading some of the articles today and I have to say, there’s nothing like good laughs to help us get thru the days ahead....
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
What better face for the Democrat party?
Moderator: “Michael Dukakis, if your daughter was shot in the head on a pier in San Francisco, would you support deporting a 5 time deported Mexican?”
MD: “No I wouldn’t and I will tell you why...”
he’s a veritable respected elder statesman compared to the crop of losers they are sporting these days
In 1988 the U.S. didn’t Dukakis.
Now, who knows?
There’s a video from 1996 where Dukakis said Limbaugh’s career is over and Krauthammer (jokingly) was prophesying about what we do with failed politicians and how sad it is.
I believe the DIMocRATs should run a surprise candidate...to be named after the election. You have to vote for them in order to find out who they are.
Didn’t his wife Kitty become seriously ill not long after the 1988 campaign?
Dukakis would turn 84 in 2017.
It shows you how thin the Democratic Party’s presidential bench is that even an old fart like Michael Dukakis is even being mentioned.
1990s Hipster Krauthammer on Dukaksi legacy & Dukakis slamming Limbaugh.
Perhaps I'm thinking of Paul Tax-On-Gas.
Because if Hillary pulls out, who *else* can make John Kerry look Presidential?
By the way, it just struck me.
Does anyone else think that Dukakis bears a marked resemblance to Maxwell Q. Klinger in that photo?