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democratic presidential candidates

It freaks me out that the Democratic party starts off the pres. campaign by fighting amongst themselves. Wouldn't open discussion and working towards some sort of consensus be the best way to come up with a good-for-the-nation candidate, rather than tearing eachother down? The race for the primaries isn't constructive at all. ugh.

so this New Yorker article proposes Al Gore and his possible Lincoln-like strategy: let the others factionalize, he'll keep clean. And step forward if he's needed. sounds like a "duh" now. via kottke.


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