So, who are you going to vote for?
January 26, 2001 12:49 PM   Subscribe

So, who are you going to vote for? Yes, it's that time again, as the 2004 presidential campaign gets underway! The Des Moines Register asked registered Iowa Democrats to declare their favorites. Who are you supporting?
posted by aaron (12 comments total)
Whoot! does this mean we can start posting Nader! Nader! Nader! links again? talk about a head start....
posted by th3ph17 at 12:58 PM on January 26, 2001

I'm not familiar with this Nader person, th3ph17. Tell me more.
posted by Doug at 1:04 PM on January 26, 2001

"... a T1 for every citizen"

BoyCaught in 2004!
posted by sudama at 1:06 PM on January 26, 2001

Yes, I've been hearing quite a bit about this Ralph Nader fellow of late. I'd like to see more posts about this intriguing candidate.
posted by snakey at 1:20 PM on January 26, 2001

Barring any major catastrophe's, I'm supporting Bush's re-election...

Oh, you were asking about Democrats.
posted by drothgery at 1:49 PM on January 26, 2001

Oops. Catastrophes, not catastrophe's. I hate it when people do that.
posted by drothgery at 1:50 PM on January 26, 2001

I'm surprised that no one wanted Bill Clinton... my understanding of the Amendment that forbids more than 8 years in office refers to 8 consecutive years. Comments?
posted by silusGROK at 6:26 PM on January 26, 2001

Clinton can't run again, due to the 22nd Amendment: "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice."
posted by Aaaugh! at 7:32 PM on January 26, 2001

So Bill Clinton can run, he just can't win.

Hell, the Democrats have run candidates like that plenty of times!
posted by Jart at 8:26 PM on January 26, 2001

He could run as someone's veep, and the elected President could then resign.
posted by kindall at 8:38 PM on January 26, 2001

And only once if you served more than two years of somebody else's term.

Still, the wording is such that it would be entirely legal to have a ticket with Bill on the bottom. As many times as he liked. Still, even a cursory understanding of the man suggests that second fiddle just ain't his style. And who would want to be his first?

The American Prospect did a similar examination, asking some talking heads, then polling the readers. (But this poll was flawed; no Hillary, for one thing.) There were several more interesting names on their list -- like Jesse Jackson, Jr. Since Josiah Bartlet is included, one may assume it was for entertainment purposes only ...

One respondent made her list a series of questions designed to test one's knowledge of prominent Democrats. I only got one question wrong, how bout you?
posted by dhartung at 8:40 PM on January 26, 2001

There's no need for Clinton to step down a rung. He can simply run for president in another country!
posted by Aaaugh! at 11:36 PM on January 26, 2001

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