The case for Kucinich By Tom Gallagher

Dandelion Salad

By Tom Gallagher
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Tuesday December 18, 2007

If you don’t vote in February for what you believe in, you won’t get to vote for it in November

OPINION

At a recent Potrero Hill Democratic Club presidential forum, when the representatives of Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama spoke more about how the candidates made them feel than about their positions on the issues, it first struck me as strange. Eventually, though, their approach made sense — I realized these people weren’t necessarily all that hot about their candidates’ actual policies.

In defending their health care programs, for instance, the Clinton and Obama reps tacitly acknowledged that a single-payer plan was superior to their candidates’ offerings, while the Edwards spokesperson cautioned the audience against seeking a candidate who believed everything they believed.

Maybe it’s the lack of distinct seasons in San Francisco or something, but these people seemed confused about the difference between voting in a primary and in a final election.

November is the month when you vote for what you have to vote for; in February you can vote for what you believe in.

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