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Friday, July 13, 2007

Home Team

America is facing some big challenges. It's personal, but: Who do I want batting for the home team of the major candidates so far??

Here's my list:

1. Barack Obama: Beats Clinton with 5 of 9 for a .560 average.

2. Hillary Clinton: a pretty good batting average: 4.5 of 9 for a .500 average.

3. Wes Clark scores 4 out of 9 for a batting average of .444.

4. Bill Richardson scores 3.5 out of 9 for a batting average of .390.


I really don't want any hitters with less than a .300 average trying to protect me and my family. Maybe one of the struggling candidates can take some coaching and improve their game, just in case they come up to bat:

5. John Edwards scores 2 out of 9 for a batting average of .220.

6. Mitt Romney: Total 1 of 9 for a batting average of .110.

7. John McCain scores 1 of 9 for a batting average of 110.

If one of the three above gets a plate appearance, we all need to pray a lot.

One candidate should be permanently benched and used only as trade bail: Rudy Giuliani. Sorry, Rudy. You are not my go to guy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wes Clark - Revised

Here's how Wes Clark measures up according to a web site labelled 2004. See the site for details: [http://www.clark04.com/issues/].

Although he is apparently not running, the 04 site has many detailed policy papers, some of which address the nine issues by implication rather than directly.

1.Political Corruption: Score 0.5

Wants open government, will reduce corruption to the extent that corruption requires secrecy

2. Military/Industrial Complex: Score 0

Committed to strong military - apparently does not recognize the MIC as a danger

3. Energy: Score 0

Can find no mention of energy alternatives

4. Unions - Labor and Consumer: Score 1

Wants to let workers organize

5. Income and Wealth Disparity: Score 1

Has a tax plan to relieve pressure on the middle class.

6. Elections: Score 0.5

Wants to secure voting for DC citizens, by implication seems to support clean elections

7. Judicial Independence: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

8. Trade deficits: Score 1

Wants to address the job exporting issue; good start, even though he seems not to metion trade deficit specifically

9. Usury Law: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

Wes Clark scores 4 out of 9 for a batting average of .444.

Keep him in the game, try to talk him off the DL.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Wes Clark - comment

Clark is not yet a candidate for office.... until he is, you could refer to http://www.clark04.com/issues/

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson isn't running and does not yet have any published position papers.

John Edwards

Here's how John Edawrds measures up. See

[http://johnedwards.com/about/issues/] his web site for details. I was expecting a more complete issue coverage, but as of today - 07.08.07 - the coverage is thin.

1.Political Corruption: Score 0

No Mention - a surprise

2. Military/Industrial Complex: Score 0

Could not find any mention, shame.

3. Energy: Score 1

Has an idea about energy alternatives and wants to use less oil

4. Unions - Labor and Consumer: Score 0

No Mention - a surprise

5. Income and Wealth Disparity: Score 1

Mentions a worry about the middle class

6. Elections: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

7. Judicial Independence: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

8. Trade deficits: Score 0

No mention

9. Usury Law: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

John scores 2 out of 9 for a batting average of .220.

Send him to the minors to work on his game.

Bill Richardson

Here's how Bill Richardson measures up. See his web site
[http://www.richardsonforpresident.com/issues/] for details.

1.Political Corruption: Score 0

No Mention - a surprise

2. Military/Industrial Complex: Score 0

Could not find any mention, shame.

3. Energy: Score 1

Has an idea about energy alternatives and wants to use less oil

4. Unions - Labor and Consumer: Score 1

Looks kindly on labor

5. Income and Wealth Disparity: Score 1

Wants to close tax loopholes

6. Elections: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

7. Judicial Independence: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

8. Trade deficits: Score 0.5

He is for free trade as long as it offers protection for labor.

9. Usury Law: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

Bill scores 3.5 out of 9 for a batting average of .390.

Put him in the lineup - maybe as a Veep

Wes Clark

I'd like to discuss Wes Clark but his issue positions on the website [http://securingamerica.com/taxonomy/term/3] are vague and spotty. Perhaps I have not found the correct web page or perhaps General Clark has not addressed the issues yet.

General Clark: Please develop and publish some position papers.

Mitt Romney

Here's how Mitt Romney measures up. See [http://www.mittromney.com/Issue-Watch/index] his web site for details.

1.Political Corruption: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

2. Military/Industrial Complex: Score 0

Could not find any mention, shame.

3. Energy: Score 1

Has an idea about energy alternatives and wants to use less oil

4. Unions - Labor and Consumer: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

5. Income and Wealth Disparity: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

6. Elections: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise

7. Judicial Independence: Score 0

Too bad I can't use a negative score - Mitt wants judges to enforce his anti gay marriage agenda

8. Trade deficits: Score 0

Need a negative - he buys yesterday's news that free trade is the only answer to prosperity.

9. Usury Law: Score 0

No Mention - no surprise


Total 1.0 of 9 for a batting average of .110.

Studiously avoids important issues. Let him watch from the bench until he grows up.