Skip to comments.Sans Gore, Profiles of 2004 Democratic Presidential hopefuls
Posted on 12/15/2002 3:13:54 PM PST by editto
President George W. Bush
Born: New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University, 1968
Harvard University (M.B.A.), 1975
Served in Texas Air National Guard, 1968-73
Governor of Texas, 1995-2001
43rd U.S. President, 2000-present
Senator John F. Kerry (D-Mass.)
Senator Tom Daschle (D-SC)
Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)
Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
Governor Howard Dean (D-VT)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Senators don't become presidents
EXTREMELY Weak on Communists in 80's.
Hardline pro-abort, 100% anti-gun Wildcard - Irish Catholic
My guess - Strong candidate on paper with military background, but doesn't have IT.
Nice guy image
Dem senate leader(could be viewed as negative too)
Viewed as Strong(at least talks) on moral issues
more liberal than image he has
pro-abort and anti-gun, regardless of what he says
Senators don't become president. Wildcard - Jewish, will it help or hurt him?
My guess - He'll lose bad in the primary. Liberals don't like him much.
From a conservative state
Senators don't become president
Abrasaive in the extreme
Not well known.
My guess - He's done in the primary
Comes from Swing State that almost always decides presidency
Morphed from Blue Dog dem to major left winger
How many times has he ran for president?
My guess - Loses in primary. Al Sharpton - JOKE
From South where last two dems won
"Clinton without some of the baggage"
Ran as mod/conservative and turned left
Senators don't become presidents
My guess - He could win it all.
Moderately Pro-gun(States should decide gun laws, and Vermont's gun laws are good)
Outsider of Washington
Gay Marriage bill.
My guess - One to watch. If Bush isn't pro-gun enough, Dean could win, especially with a shaky economy.
Dumb as a rock, it turns out - unqualified due to lack of knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.....thought, until corrected today, that Trent Lott was third in succession to the office of President.
....and he whines and whines and whines. How long could the country suffer the sound of his voice?
What a disgraceful group of parasites!
Am I venting yet?
Kerry: liberals like him, passes for extreme hawk (ha!) because served in military but was also a Vietnam protester. Seen as credible challenger to Bush. Boston Globe has taken to calling him John F. Kerry (his middle initial IS F, but wasn't used in the media much until now) to invoke the Kennedy mystique. Good odds of being the nominee. Elitist.
Edwards: D's like him at first, but not after meeting him. Time after time, he meets D activists who are eager for this fresh-faced Bubba Jr. and they go away disappointed. Seen as having no substance. Questions about his popularity in NC, but overall being Southern is a big plus. Can appeal to liberals and moderates.
Dean: hasn't made much headway, even with lots of favorable press. I think a lot of people say Governor of Vermont is like . . . nothing.
Lieberman: Will appeal to the center AND some Gore supporters -- main competitor is Edwards.
Daschle: seen as the national leader of the D's, but has never really developed a strong personal following. Seen as soothing while also the major Bush attacker, always a big plus.
Gephardt: Labor. Blue collar appeal.
My take is that Kerry, Lieberman, and Gephardt will be the big boys in the nomination fight.