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Reader99
01-21-2004, 07:10 AM
I don't really mean that literally. But as I listen to the chatter from the various candidates, not to mention the White House, I wonder whether somebody who tells the obvious truth when you don't want to hear it--like the federal government can't solve all human problems, and government services have to be paid for somehow by somebody--would have any chance of getting elected? Academics and journalists spend their careers telling us what's wrong with the tax code, the criminal justice system, Social Security etc., but somebody running for office has to be as vague as possible. I'd love to see a Dr. Phil focus on some public policy issue and ask "How's that workin' for you?"

If the choice came down to Bush, any Democratic candidate or Dr. Phil, who gets your vote?

Enola Straight
01-21-2004, 11:23 AM
Whut were yew thinkin"?

I don't need any pop therapist pulling "life strategies" out his ass as President.

clayton_e
01-21-2004, 11:37 AM
I think I'd rather have someone with some political background.

Lord Ashtar
01-21-2004, 12:33 PM
I'd have a hard time voting for a bald fat guy who tried to tell me he's found the secret to weight loss. And put it in a book, no less!

Avalonian
01-21-2004, 01:07 PM
I wonder if Oprah would produce Dr. Phil's campaign as well?

And really, could Dr. Phil be much worse than Al Sharpton? Some of the Democrats running (though mostly out of the running, now) would make Dr. Phil look like a great visionary.

theR
01-21-2004, 01:25 PM
I wonder if Oprah would produce Dr. Phil's campaign as well?

And really, could Dr. Phil be much worse than Al Sharpton? Some of the Democrats running (though mostly out of the running, now) would make Dr. Phil look like a great visionary.

Bah. We need more people like Al Sharpton in the race (not just the primaries). Otherwise we will continue to end up with idiots like Bush and Dean who just say what they think everyone wants to hear instead of actually telling us what they believe or showing their true colors in any way. If lesser knowns can steal enough votes, eventually the favorites would actually have to have substance to their campaigns.

"You only need cosigners if your credit is bad." Presidential candidate Al Sharpton, on fellow candidate Howard Dean's bragging about how many blacks and Latinos in Congress had endorsed him

Stoid
01-21-2004, 03:21 PM
I'd have a hard time voting for a bald fat guy who tried to tell me he's found the secret to weight loss. And put it in a book, no less!

Dr. Phil isn't fat. He's a big man, but he's very fit. (And what does bald have to do with either being president or having the secret to weight loss?)