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  •  She doesn't really need to answer any of those (2+ / 0-)
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    FG, pistolSO

    but I will
    1. She was SOS when the War in Iraq was over, what do you think she thinks about it? Hint. She's on the same page as our President
    2. She may not need to do anything about that if Obama does it in his last term. He might as well since he doesn't have to worry about re-election. But remember during the 2008 primaries, she held the same position as Obama and evolved just as he did.
    3. Probably nothing, did you see the diary about her getting 400+ EVs? The reason why that is even a possibility is because of her un-wavering support of coal/mountaintop removal, etc in KY and WV. That's why she is seen favorably in those states.
    4. Pledges are for Repugs, we shouldn't go down that route
    5. Continuation of Clinton/Obama policies is my guess but seriously...some of you are obsessed with this issue. It's almost like nothing else is important to the legalization group on this site.

    O'Malley, Schweitzer, Gillibrand are my current favorites. Hillary was my role model as a young girl, but I don't want her to run.

    Romney = Nixon without the sweating problem

    by YoungArizonaLiberal on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:47:45 PM PST

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    •  Schweizer or Gillibrand would be my favs too (2+ / 0-)

      O'Malley had a bad DNC speech(then again the Big Dog had a bad one in 1988) and he flubbed the Democratic talking points on the Sunday shows.    Maybe if he can proves that he can really give a stump speech, I'll reconsider.

      OK, just a few things.
      1. I ask about the War in Iraq to see if Hillary can admit that she made a mistake in her 2002 vote.  I also want to see how she learns from her mistakes.  It's a tes of her leadership.
      2. Good point.   Again, want to see if she is willing to use the Executive branch if she can't get Congress to do something.
      3. Climate change is more important to winning Appalachia.  Climate change will cause untold trillions of dollars in damage and cause millions of deaths over a long period of time.   I don't see how 400+ EVs helps this country deal with the biggest threat to our country in this century.
      4. True but if it keeps the safety net together, that is a risk I am willing to take.
      5. Cannabis legalization and the end of the prohibition of cannabis will help end spending that only helps prisons, and will decrease the amount of violence in this country.   Combine it with a smart strategy on dealing with the gun culture in this country, and we'll be a much less violent country.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:38:37 PM PST

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      •  I agree partially (1+ / 0-)
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        1. I see your point now and I agree that this would be a test of leadership. This issue wasn't a big deal for me (I'm a Millennial, all I've known is 9/11 and war) but I can see where you are coming from.

        2. I think the SSM issue will be a litmus test for all primary candidates. If a candidate comes out against it, they probably won't win the nom. (which is probably why Cuomo did it in his state, to bolster his liberal cred)

        3.But if you think about it, KY and WV have nothing going for them. If she jazzes them up with the idea that she is going to create more coal jobs, they will take it.
        Bad for the country, bad for the region, bad for the world.
        I live in AZ so I don't understand the significance of this industry but from what I've read here, it's a big enough deal that it could swing the state our way.

        4. I agree that we should do everything possible to prevent cuts to the safety net. If they don't provide policy details on how to effectively look at deficit reduction (I'm sure it will be an issue in 2016, esp. if the country is doing better) we shouldn't let them win the nom. As for a pledge, I'm not really sure. I'd have to read it first.

        5. I'm pretty conservative on the drug issue. I would rather have the conversation center around prevention of drug abuse and sending people to drug rehabilitation programs rather than prison for small amounts of any drug. Obama has already dealt with crack cocaine and reducing the penalties to mirror that of powder cocaine, but he can definitely do more.

        Romney = Nixon without the sweating problem

        by YoungArizonaLiberal on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:55:32 PM PST

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