The Evil of Two Lessers?

Nathan Newman nathan.newman at
Tue Aug 8 05:54:15 PDT 2000

On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, christian a. gregory wrote:

> I'm not sure I get the point of this distinction. As your own evidence
> shows, the thing that matters is whether politicians let the moralism get in
> the way of doing their jobs--ie to make political decisions. Clinton's
> imaginary losses to Bush Sr. and Jr. can express their distaste for his
> person with no consequences--if there was really a chance that Clinton could
> be re-elected, I bet he'd be killing them, too.

Quite true. And to the extent that Lieberman shares Clinton's general policies (which he does), voting for Lieberman is like getting Clinton while condemning him - the ultimate having your cake and eating it too. Or so Gore hopes at least :)

-- Nathan Newman

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