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Party Insider: Wesley Clark to Run for President
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Posted on 08/20/2003 5:06:51 AM PDT by chance33_98

Party Insider: Wesley Clark to Run for President

8/20/03 3:29:00 AM

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To: National Desk, Political Reporter

Contact: Jeff Dailey, 501-801-8683 e-mail: Jeff@DraftClark2004.com, or Mike Frisby, e-mail: MikeFrisby@DraftClark2004.com, both of Draft Clark 2004

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Retired General Wesley Clark will announce his plans to run for president by the end of the month, according to Democratic Party insider Donna Brazile.

In a luncheon speech to the Utah Democratic Party, Brazile said that General Clark would enter the campaign and that President Bush is vulnerable on domestic and foreign policy issues. Brazile ran Vice President Al Gore's 2000 campaign and remains active in Democratic political circles.

Indeed, General Clark acts more and more like a candidate each day, as he lashed out at the Republican administration during a media tour that has included interviews with media outlets ranging from network morning shows to syndicated radio shows.

"It's pretty clear that General Clark has begun articulating his message and telling voters his views on a number of issues,'' said Michael K. Frisby, the media strategist for the Draft Clark 2004 Committee. Frisby said the General will be a formidable candidate.

"None of the other Democratic candidates have raised enough money to scare General Clark away,'' said Frisby, a former political reporter and White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. "When General Clark enters the race, he will do something that the other candidates have failed to do: make the case for why the country would be better off with President Bush back in Texas on his ranch."

Don McCorkell, an organizer with the Draft Clark 2004 Committee, said that thousands of Clark supporters have been meeting regularly around the country, building an organization that will become the foundation for the Clark presidential campaign.

"The Clark Brigade is a wave of Clark supporters who are ready to do whatever it takes to get the General elected President of the United States," McCorkell said. "Once he gives the order, our team is ready to canvas the streets in New Hampshire and bang on doors in Iowa to help people understand that General Clark is about substance over style, a man of integrity who will earn the respect of all Americans."

About Draft Clark 2004

Draft Clark 2004, the first political committee to advocate drafting General Wesley Clark for President, is leading the way to convince Clark to declare his candidacy. DraftClark2004.com has organized over 100 regional coordinators in 43 states across the country to support a potential Clark campaign. Thousands of active volunteers are mobilizing Clark supporters nationwide to organize local grassroots activities on behalf of the national draft movement. In addition to its national headquarters in General Clark's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, Draft Clark 2004 operates a campaign field office in New Hampshire. Draft Clark 2004 has filed as a PAC with the Federal Election Commission but is not affiliated with General Clark, who is not a candidate. For more information on General Clark and the nationwide effort to draft him into the 2004 Presidential race, please visit http://www.draftclark2004.com

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; clark; dnc; donnabrazile; wesleyclark

1 posted on 08/20/2003 5:06:51 AM PDT by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
Barf. Oh well, one more Dim idiot to split their "unity".

Prairie
2 posted on 08/20/2003 5:09:26 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hillary utilized the blackout for broom riding and to practice scaring small animals.)
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To: chance33_98
Oh goody gooody. And then there were 10.
3 posted on 08/20/2003 5:09:58 AM PDT by snooker
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To: prairiebreeze
Just another pretty face.His commentary on CNN was lame.
4 posted on 08/20/2003 5:13:32 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: chance33_98
Oh it will be so easy to paint Clark as part of the problems that lead to 9-11 and to point out his parroting of lies during the Kosovo Conflict.
5 posted on 08/20/2003 5:14:57 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: chance33_98
Retired General Wesley Clark will announce his plans to run for president by the end of the month

Shouldn't that read "ReallyTired General Wesley Clark..."?

To quote our great leader: "Bring it on!"

6 posted on 08/20/2003 5:16:00 AM PDT by WestPacSailor (You can't do a little 'cause you can't do enough.)
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To: chance33_98
I see he's laying the groundwork for Hitlery's candidacy. Grease the skids so he can become her Vice Presidential running mate for '04.
7 posted on 08/20/2003 5:17:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Trueblackman
This man will never get the military vote...that's all I can say about that.
8 posted on 08/20/2003 5:17:25 AM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: chance33_98
From what I've read, it seems that Clark is positioning himself for the VP spot. In the event that Hitlery jumps into the '04 race, Clark would balance her ticket by bringing some "gravitas" to the issue of military experience. It would also help with the North/South factor.
9 posted on 08/20/2003 5:18:08 AM PDT by mrtysmm
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To: chance33_98
Just one little correction:

He's running for VICE-President. (and he'll prolly get it since Bob Graham turned out to be such a political disaster area)
10 posted on 08/20/2003 5:18:08 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: chance33_98
What expertise does Clark have on either domestic or foreign policy issues? He's a former general with no other experience.
11 posted on 08/20/2003 5:18:33 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mrtysmm
Dang. You must have beat me by 30 seconds!
12 posted on 08/20/2003 5:18:58 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: snooker
"Oh goody gooody. And then there were 10." How many losers must they amass before it is actually considered a "herd of losers?!!"
13 posted on 08/20/2003 5:19:07 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (removal of this tag line must be punishable by SOME law, somewhere!!)
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To: mystery-ak
This man will never get the military vote...that's all I can say about that.

I don't think he's gunning for the military vote (no pun intended). His primary purpose will be to make the on-the-fence soccer moms and other non-political types feel more comfortable with the possibility of a President Hitlery - provided, you see, that there's a former military man in the Veep position.

14 posted on 08/20/2003 5:20:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: chance33_98
A PC general and a left-wing idiot who is useful to America's enemies....just like all DemocRATs and many RepublicRATs!
15 posted on 08/20/2003 5:21:15 AM PDT by JesseHousman
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To: chance33_98
Good, it's about time.

Richard W.

16 posted on 08/20/2003 5:23:29 AM PDT by arete (Greenspan is a ruling class elitist and closet socialist who is destroying the economy)
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To: chance33_98
Be nice to see the mean-dean and ketchup-kerry response to this news........
17 posted on 08/20/2003 5:25:13 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: JesseHousman
The Chief of the Perfumed Princes is such an easy target that I doubt he can stay in the running any longer than Rev Al.

As for running to be The Ankle's VP, he might as well resign to the fact that if she does run - and win (massive fraud is the only way that could happen) - there will be no nation for her to govern. Along with a DoD that would happily gurantee that.

Got Militia?
18 posted on 08/20/2003 5:27:34 AM PDT by 11B3 (Looking for a belt-fed, multi-barreled 12 guage. It's Liberal season, no daily limit.)
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To: Brilliant
What expertise does Clark have on either domestic or foreign policy issues? He's a former general with no other experi

I don't know his domestic policy experience but he has quite a bit of foreign policy experience. He was NATO commander for almost three years and has quite a bit of experience dealing with foreign political leaders.

Does any of this mean he'd make a good VP, or even President? Not really, but I have to give him credit where it is due. He DOES have substantial FOREIGN policy experience.

19 posted on 08/20/2003 5:32:09 AM PDT by WestPacSailor (Remember kids: We are professionals. Don't try this at home.)
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To: arete
Do you like Clark?
20 posted on 08/20/2003 5:32:26 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Budge; sweetliberty; Travelgirl; pulaskibush; DCBryan1
Not a surprise to us here in Arkansas.....unfortunately
21 posted on 08/20/2003 5:34:03 AM PDT by TheBattman
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To: prairiebreeze
Where's the...


22 posted on 08/20/2003 5:34:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ain't Skeered...)
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To: COBOL2Java
BINGO Most Americans don't even know who he is.

He was Clinton's general, and from Arkansas.
23 posted on 08/20/2003 5:35:23 AM PDT by FlatLandBeer
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To: OldFriend
I suspect that John Kerry will say that General Clark brings nothing valuable to the table -- after all, Kerry served in Vietnam.
24 posted on 08/20/2003 5:36:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: 11B3
... there will be no nation for her to govern. Along with a DoD that would happily gurantee that.

I thought that 40 years ago when the Brothers Kennedy vacillated over the Cuber situation. I believe today that a majority of Americans that count believe that there has been quite enough crap over the dam and what this nation needs is an enema that begins with the soopreme kort and with our corrupt congressrats.

I can't help but notice how these congressrats go to DC then take up permanent residence there. I have said many times that the house members should be elected by the people for no more than two 2-year terms. The Senators should be selected by their respective state legislatures for one 4-year term. The president, on the other hand, can be elected to two 6-year tersm.

The military needs to be regressed about 50 years when service really meant something. An oath was an oath.

25 posted on 08/20/2003 5:39:18 AM PDT by JesseHousman
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To: WestPacSailor
Not really, but I have to give him credit where it is due. He DOES have substantial FOREIGN policy experience.

You may be right, but I prefer someone with successful, rather than substantial, experience.

I admit my attitude towards him is tarnished due to the Clinton connection, but he has not impressed me the few times I've seen him on TV. He has a distinct aversion to direct answers.

26 posted on 08/20/2003 5:39:29 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: reagan_fanatic
LOL, I think the title itself fulfills the requirement.

Prairie
27 posted on 08/20/2003 5:44:00 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hillary utilized the blackout for broom riding and to practice scaring small animals.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Thanks for the reminder! I'd completely forgotten about Kerry's service in VietNam!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

28 posted on 08/20/2003 5:45:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not
He has a distinct aversion to direct answers.

Yes, I've noticed that too. Perhaps he IS ready to run on the Dimocrat ticket!

His transformation to the Dark Side is complete.


29 posted on 08/20/2003 5:45:55 AM PDT by WestPacSailor (Remember kids: We are professionals. Don't try this at home.)
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To: COBOL2Java
I also believe that old arse kisser Wesley will run as the whore's vice president. No self respecting military man would ever have anything to do with the horrible clinton administration!
30 posted on 08/20/2003 5:48:43 AM PDT by Old Phone Man
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To: chance33_98
A suggested election slogan: "For the man that almost started WWIII in Kosovo - a second crack at it."

Wesley represents the absolute worst of all worlds. A hot-headed idiot willing to risk WWIII in a war started and run by liberal pinheads - combined with the socialist policies of a Clintonite. Anybody on the Left claiming to see Wesley as a leader needs to examine his performance at NATO, where if he had had his way - British paratroopers would have stormed Pristina airport to drive the Russian troops out of there, after Russia had played a crucial role in ending NATO's war against Yugoslavia.

Fortunately, the commanding British General retorted, "I will not start WWIII for you." Kudos to the Brit General for bitch-slapping this perfumed princess back to his management cubicle.

31 posted on 08/20/2003 5:49:44 AM PDT by ctonious
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To: prairiebreeze
Oh well, one more Dim idiot to split their "unity".

The current dim party is so split over issues, who is running the party, there is NO UNITY to split. The entire dim party is on of the biggest joke of the last 20 years. This truly deserves a "Super Barf Alert".

32 posted on 08/20/2003 5:54:46 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Clone Ann Coulter, the woman sent by God)
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To: WestPacSailor
Hey, I didn't know that Wesley was an Oakland Raiders fan...maybe there's some hope for him after all!!!

As with many ex-military members, he has an exalted sense of how his 'skills' will be viewed by civilians. As I found out personally, my leadership training and staff development skills weren't nearly in the demand that I had expected, or hoped for.

Additionally, for the remaining five years of his career, Clark was surrounded by his own coterie of yes men, who responded to his beck and call.

The dude's in his own alternative reality.

33 posted on 08/20/2003 5:55:16 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not
I agree, the guy seems weasel-ly to me, but then that's what I think of most Demo's.
34 posted on 08/20/2003 5:56:38 AM PDT by garyhope
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Ok. So far we've got Kucinich, Dean, Kerry, Lieberman, Sharpton, Mosely-Braun, Gephardt, Edwards and Graham. That makes 9, which means they're the Nazgul.

So I guess that means that Clark is Sauron?

So if Hillary! runs, who does that make her? Melkor?
35 posted on 08/20/2003 5:57:04 AM PDT by Green Knight (Looking forward to seeing Jeb stepping over Hillary's rotting political corpse in 2008.)
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To: Night Hides Not
As an ex-NATO commandor, he will be a heavy weight in this race. Also, Tom Brokow was suppose to run too. Here you have a name recognition, and military credentials.
36 posted on 08/20/2003 5:59:31 AM PDT by philosofy123
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To: Brilliant
What expertise does Clark have on either domestic or foreign policy issues? He's a former general with no other experience.

Well, he almost got us into a war with Russia on two separate occasions during the Kosovo conflict, and on the second occasion war was only averted by a British general disobeying Clark's order to attack Russian paratroopers who had landed at Pristina airport. So if you want WWIII started, Clark's your man. Otherwise, run away...

37 posted on 08/20/2003 6:00:34 AM PDT by dirtboy (Arnold's positions are like the alien in Predator - you can't see them but you know they're lethal)
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To: Green Knight
So if Hillary! runs, who does that make her? Melkor?

You guys are getting way too deep for me...I'll always think of Hillary! as...

Crusty

38 posted on 08/20/2003 6:01:17 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: philosofy123
Please tell me you're joking...

You really can't be serious that the lunatic fringe now known as the Democrat primary voter is going to vote for a former general hailing from Arkansas?

If you're right, I'd better go get some meds...please tell me you're joking.

39 posted on 08/20/2003 6:04:28 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: ctonious
after Russia had played a crucial role in ending NATO's war against Yugoslavia. HUH? Please elaborate.
40 posted on 08/20/2003 6:04:41 AM PDT by WestPacSailor (Remember kids: We are professionals. Don't try this at home.)
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To: chance33_98
RUH ROH!
42 posted on 08/20/2003 6:55:40 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: chance33_98
I suggest we hire a couple of Sr. officers who served with this guy (a$$) and send them on a talk show tour.
43 posted on 08/20/2003 6:59:12 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (PEACE - Through Superior Firepower)
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To: WestPacSailor
Sounds like he's a stalking horse for Dean..Clark's criticism of all things Bush on the WoT will give Dean some cover....this is also possibly a try-out for Clark as a VP candidate..
44 posted on 08/20/2003 7:56:41 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: WestPacSailor
"after Russia had played a crucial role in ending NATO's war against Yugoslavia."

HUH? Please elaborate.

From a Nato Website (http://www.nato.int/docu/handbook/2001/hb030305.htm):

"In the wake of the Military Technical Agreement signed by NATO and Yugoslav military commanders on 9 June 1999 and UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 12 June, the basis for an international security presence in Kosovo (KFOR) was established. Russia’s participation in KFOR was made possible by the signing of a separate agreement in Helsinki. The integrated force became operational as Serb forces withdrew from the province and the work of restoring peace and stability began. Russia contributed the largest non-NATO contingent to the Kosovo force."

45 posted on 08/20/2003 8:37:18 AM PDT by ctonious
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