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SHARPTON SAYS "NO" TO INDY RUN.
Posted on 06/06/2003 4:15:39 AM PDT by Impy
In March, Al Sharpton hinted he would consider making an Independent run for President in 2004 if he felt party leaders were unfairly blocking him from being treated as a viable candidate for the nomination. Now, in June 2003, Sharpton has finally shot down that threat: "If I was interested in running as a third-party candidate, I would have done that from the beginning ... I hope to support the nominee, I hope to be the nominee, but I will not be running as a third party," he said on CNN's Crossfire.
TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; sharpton
Come on Al, the green party needs you!
Sharpton/Byrd 2004 The slave/massa ticket!!
posted on 06/06/2003 4:15:39 AM PDT
Big Al's my man..
..send money, lotsa money :)
posted on 06/06/2003 4:21:57 AM PDT
(Lying..It's WHAT they do, it's ALL they do and they WON'T stop...EVER!!)
Perhaps Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can form "The Huckster Party" and steal about 50% of the votes normally going to Democrats.
posted on 06/06/2003 4:23:29 AM PDT
I smell the making of a bunper sticker in this one, this is great.
posted on 06/06/2003 4:25:04 AM PDT
(People know what you are by what they see, not what they hear..)
".... if he felt party leaders were unfairly blocking him from being treated as a viable candidate
for the nomination."
Fat Al the Sharp doesn't need any help in that respect.....
posted on 06/06/2003 4:26:41 AM PDT
It is just logic.
Al wants to win some Democratic primaries. He has decided that threatening to bolt the party would cause a lot of loyal black democrats not to vote for him.
By staying in the party he can convince black democrats to vote for him, so he can negotiate for them at the convention and before the election.
If he were to bold then he would have no clout with the democratic establishment.
Al is just doing what will give Al the most power. Al will win some primary delegates, and he will make the Democratic candidate pay his price.
"....he said on CNN's Crossfire
Crossfire, indeed. The only talk show named for a U.S. Senator (Byrd).....
posted on 06/06/2003 4:28:46 AM PDT
J. Worthington Foulmouth Sharpton wants to be considered as a viable candidate of a legitimate party!
Yeah and people in Hell want ice water!
posted on 06/06/2003 4:29:57 AM PDT
Thanks, it just came to me. :)
I think I'll use it as a tag line.
The dems must strike a delicate balance to beat Bush. Too far to the right and Greens suck up their base. Too far to the left and the middle votes for Bush.
posted on 06/06/2003 5:35:35 AM PDT
(Sharpton/Byrd 2004!! The Slave/Massa Ticket!!)
To: Impy; dubyaismypresident; hobbes1; apeman81; Grampa Dave; try phecta tom; schaketo; ...
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posted on 06/09/2003 9:35:38 AM PDT
(Republicans for Sharpton!)
Big Al and light in the loafers Ralphie Nader will be the Green Huskter Party candidates in 2004!
posted on 06/09/2003 10:07:41 AM PDT
by Grampa Dave
(Evil Old White Devil Californian Grampa for big Al Sharpton and Nader in primaries!)
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