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Clark Kent: Superticket for America? (Cute.)
The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) | November 15, 2003 | Deena Winter

Posted on 11/18/2003 8:35:04 AM PST by alwaysconservative

Saturday, November 15, 2003 Clark Kent: Superticket for America?

By DEENA WINTER, Bismarck Tribune

Did you hear General Wesley Clark wants Kent Conrad to be his running mate?

They're going to call it the Clark Kent ticket.

Ba-dum-bump.

It's a joke. There's no evidence the Democratic presidential candidate is considering asking Conrad to run with him, but that hasn't stopped a few members of the Washington press corps from calling Conrad's office to make sure.

"We've certainly gotten queries about it," Conrad said. "I think it was intended to be a humorous reference."

He thinks, but he's not sure? "I enjoyed it, but I never took it as a serious thing," he said.

"Clark Kent" jokes began circulating even before Clark announced his candidacy, when "Draft Clark" organizers said their dream running mate for Clark would be Conrad, so the bumper stickers could read "Clark Kent: Superticket for America." The "dream ticket" was also mentioned in a daily political briefing column that circulates in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.

Conrad said people have come up to him on the street to talk about the joke.

"I've had every kind of question," Conrad said. "I've had people ask me how I felt about that. How I feel about General Clark. I've had people ask me if I'd accept."

Conrad did get a call from Clark on Thursday morning, but it wasn't because Clark wanted him on the ticket. He called to talk about agriculture, water and trade issues in advance of a visit to North Dakota, tentatively scheduled for next week.

And even though he hasn't been asked, Conrad said he likes the candidate whose name he keeps getting attached to.

"I'm very impressed by him," he said.

The director of the state Democratic party said it's no joke to propose Conrad as a presidential running mate.

"I would be happy to see Kent Conrad on any ticket," Vern Thompson said. "There isn't anybody in the U.S. Congress that knows the budget better than Senator Kent Conrad."

The director of the state Republican party, Jason Stverak, isn't worried about the possibility of a Clark Kent ticket -- however remote that possibility is.

"We have a very simple way of beating the Clark Kent ticket," he said, "because George Bush and Dick Cheney are Kryptonite to them."


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: bushcheney; clark; kentconrad; kryptonite; president
This is a funny article on one of Clark's possible choices as a running mate. Conrad is the one who, when Daschle was thinking of running for President, leaped in with his support. Whenever you see him on TV, he's the one with charts.
1 posted on 11/18/2003 8:35:05 AM PST by alwaysconservative
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To: Rubber Duck
Ping! Let's hear it for the Kryptonite team: Cheney/Bush 2004!
2 posted on 11/18/2003 8:38:18 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Democrats: Party's interests above people's interests. Sound familiar?)
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To: alwaysconservative

3 posted on 11/18/2003 8:44:16 AM PST by Consort
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To: Consort
Love it!
4 posted on 11/18/2003 8:46:39 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Democrats: Party's interests above people's interests. Sound familiar?)
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To: alwaysconservative
Hey, Clark Kent was raised in rual Kansas. He's no Democrat. (Certainly on the National level!)
5 posted on 11/18/2003 9:05:05 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("DOH!" - Homer J. Simpson)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
should be "Certainly not at the National level!!!"
6 posted on 11/18/2003 9:05:47 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("DOH!" - Homer J. Simpson)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Democrats have Bizzaro Superman whose motto is "Lies, Injustice, and the Euro-Socialist way!"
7 posted on 11/18/2003 5:42:38 PM PST by Kirkwood
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