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Thursday, September 04, 2003

Who wants to be president?

Yesterday’s Washington Post included an article that mentioned a survey that found that 2/3 of Americans cannot name a single Democrat running for President. One realizes how different the world is from inside the beltway when faced with the fact that the editor of OnBackground was able to name all nine of the current candidates for President, and, with a little assistance from colleagues, put them together with photos of their mouths shown in a recent edition of Roll Call. Perhaps that’s too much information.

So the next big thing in presidential politics might be Wesley Clark as many flock to his cause as a decisive, handsome military hero who can beat Bush in the defense/security game. A piece in the Clevelend Plain Dealer offers some perspective on General Clark: http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1062325807248550.xml?ocsul