New line of discussion for candidates

  1. Whose Side Are You On?
    Washington Times
    by Tom Blankley

    Sen. Joe Lieberman has set in motion an important line of discussion concerning post-Iraq War policy and politics.

    Democratic Sen. Lieberman has said that Democrats Howard Dean, Richard Gephardt and John Kerry are sending a message that they are "not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom." Would it be unfair for a fearless Washington press corps to ask those men, "Whose side are you on?"

    How are we to judge Democratic presidential aspirants who, half-crazed by their desperate search for votes, don't even address the consequences of their opposition?
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    Wow.... important line of discussion by a Democratic Presidential Candidate! Keep those tough questions coming Lieberman
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   roxannekkb
    I don't know too much about Lieberman's past, but John Kerry was a Navy seal and saw some pretty intense action in Vietnam. I would think that he, at least, has a good handle of the military, wars, and what it is like to be a solider in the midst of action. And what it actually means to use military strength.
  4. by   maureeno
    oppossing BushII's policies is not traitorous
    and Lieberman did not say it is

    to pose a question
    "whose side are you on"
    is to present a false dilemma.
  5. by   Mkue
    Instead of asking what side they are on perhaps a discussion to allow them to explain how they stand on using military force to protect and secure for the cause of freedom.

    As a voter I would be interested in hearing this type of discussion.
  6. by   WashYaHands
    How about, "What is your solution to ___________? or what is your plan to ____________?"

    "raise your taxes" is the wrong answer for my ideology.