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Reply to "Clark Enters Race"

Well, knowing nothing about Wesley Clark, I just finished watching a tape of his announcement to run for president. Next, I came here to read this thread in hopes of gaining an answer to a question that I have about him. I've read every post here, and I still am going to have to ask the question of why I should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States? (And the question is up for grabs for anyone who cares to answer it!)

From the little perspective I've gained on him so far, I've come to the conclusion that his military background and service is unquestioned ... but should that be enough make someone President? He has no political background, yet the woman in the letter so emphatically states that his domestic plan and agenda would be the good and right one for America ... but how does she know that, if he has never had to draft up such an economic or health care or education plan? Commanding troops is not the same as creating jobs. So, does anybody know of experiences or practical situations that would make him skilled in the important matters that we face as a country ... other than his astute military prowess?

That's not to say that we don't need somebody who's well-versed militarily in the White House at this time. Our foreign policy and foreign relations are in the toilet, for sure, and someone with military savvy would benefit us greatly in those areas. But is it enough? Can somebody like that take the whole ball and run with it? Just asking Smile

Anyway, and this is not reflection on him, but the man who introduced him, Rep. Marion Berry, D-Arkansas, started his introduction speech by quoting the words of the Bill of Rights and the "every man is created equal" thing and the "inalieable rights" spiel ... and I gotta tell you, that's an almost automatic turn-off with me, unless it's followed by something like 'yet, it wasn't really true at the time it was written, because millions of "citizens" were denied those rights and so this country was built on a lie ... but, as Americans, we are making a strong effort towards righting that wrong' (or something to that effect! Big Grin) Of course, since Clark, himself, didn't say those words in his speech, I can't and won't hold it against him. But it was a tough fight to battle the urge to do so! Smile

He did say in his speech that in the coming weeks he would be coming up with and presenting some of his his domestic-related plans. Of course, I will wait for those to see what he comes up with in forming my assessment of him ... but in the meantime, any of his supporters care to take a crack at my question? Any and all answers, links and/or articles will be appreciated! Thanks!

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