Re: [sixties-l] Gore v. Bush

From: Carrol Cox (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 00:43:09 CUT

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    William Mandel wrote:

    > The best argument I have heard in favor of Nader against those
    > who say, "Do you mean you want Bush as president?", is that a
    > substantial Nader vote will compel the next Demopub president to

    >From 1952 through 1964 I voted Democrat in every election, offyear
    as well as presidential years. I haven't voted since. On the basis of
    "the lesser evil" I would vote for Bush. If you look at objective results
    and not rhetoric, the most progressive administration since 1938
    was the Nixon administration. And Clinton's administration was to
    the right of McKinley. It was Clinton that kept his electoral promise
    to end welfare as we know it. If we hadn't been saved by Monica
    Social Security would be dead by now. With a republicrat in the
    White House the Demireps in Congress have to pretend to be
    "Democrats" as preserved in the popular imagination -- hence the
    more progressive record of republicrat administrations.

    Had Humphrey been elected in 1968 there would probably still be
    U.S. troops in Vietnam.

    Carrol Cox

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