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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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It's always fun bar conversation among politicos to speculate on presidential candidates for 2008, and one of the names that pops up a lot is outgoing governor of Virginia, Mark Warner. I personally know next to nothing about the guy, but those who offer up his name invariably point out how much more "electable" a governor is than a senator, as the last few decades have amply shown.

But now Mr. Warner is a bright blip on the Issues Radar as his state prepares to execute the 1000th prisoner to die since capital punishment was reinstated. Considering there are still lingering doubts about the case against Robin Lovitt -- most notably the fact that potentially exculpatory DNA evidence was accidentally thrown out by the state -- wouldn't now be a good time for Mark Warner to take a firm stand on a progressive value, and commute Lovitt's sentence? Or is that another point worth conceding in the march to the middle?

And in other troubling news, why does "potatoes" get an "e" but "politicos" doesn't? Hmph.
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posted by Aerodad at 11/29/2005 12:21:00 AM


Blogger MelGX said...

Warner is the DLC's dream date. He's basically a Republican.

11/29/2005 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Well I'm basically a fascist, but I'm devilishly handsome and know a lot of funny jokes. Can I be veep?

11/29/2005 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

If we ever want to accomplish anything, then the left, even the leftiest lefties, need to move closer to the center. Period. Mark Warner is appealing (not to me, exactly, but to some) because he's rich, approaches governing with a shrewd business mind, and courts the gun owners. In other words, he can garner some of that crucial chunk of moderate voters.

I don't like guns, nor do I like gun owners. So I hate that Warner is courting them. (I've done no research on the subject, and don't know exactly how cozy he is with them.) But I've finally realized that we need to get off our high-horses and find a candidate who can actually win. One who is principled, shares our values, is charismatic, handsome, charming, articulate and...yes, ELECTABLE.

12/06/2005 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Why don't you come over and see my guns....

12/06/2005 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Guns, shmuns. You probably have a giant arsenal of water guns.

12/07/2005 02:35:00 PM  

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