Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Wesley Clark '04 

Anyone who has perused my sideblog may have inferred that I'm a Wesley Clark backer. Absolutely. I heard him interviewed on NPR back in 2001 when his book Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo and the Future of Combat was first hitting the bookstores and was intrigued. After reading his book I was sold, and from that point hoped he would indeed enter the 2004 race.

He's intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, able both to lead out and to build coalitions, believes in the value of all people, understands war and therefore values peace, and from what I've seen takes the time to form a well-deliberated stand on each issue but once he determines his position, sticks with it.

For his own presentations of his positions on a wide variety of issues, check out his On The Issues page. He discusses topics from gun control, prescription drugs for seniors, government openness, the USA PATRIOT Act, the civil justice system, the environment, "community" issues: GLBT, African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Americans, seniors, veterans, women, disabilities, DC Voting rights, and more.

He has a broad appeal. Among his endorsers are Michael Moore, a variety of Native American leaders, members of Congress from all regions of the country, Hispanic leaders, Madonna, the founder of Earth Day, civil rights leader Mary Frances Berry, and many others. He reaches out to and connects with people of all classes, races, education level, region, and a wide range of the political spectrum.

You can find websites run by all sorts of groups for Wesley Clark, including Republicans! This page on Clark's website lists a number of grassroots sites by group and location.

Do the research, and you may find yourself to be as enthusiastic as I am about Wesley Clark.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:03 AM