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Hey, Keitho...can I call you Keitho? Cool. Congrats on that Clinton article...you now know how the presidency works. The president rarely has much of a hand in what actually happens to this country. They ALWAYS, however, take credit for anything that they merely support...hence Clinton claiming a hand in the e-commerce boom. It's really no different than claims that Reagan won the Cold War. Please...just look at George W Bush. Do you honestly believe he has any capacity to influence anyone? That the election was between him and Gore proves that both parties know a simple fact: the president could be an artichoke and it would have no less influence.
It's funny to listen to the silly rhetoric espoused by Republicans about how a pro-business administration will be so much better for America than the Clinton administration.
No one can argue that Clinton has presided during an unprecendented reign of prosperity. Regardless of whether you believe he can take credit for initiating it or not, his policies fostered its health.
Of course we have to see how George Jr does. He has a fine track record in business, so I am sure that we have nothing to worry about. (Read sarcasm)
Microsoft acted as a monopoly and unfairly stifled competition its been proven in court. The best thing that could happen for technology is for the beast to be broken up.
You're right. Both Clinton and Gore have a track record in business that dwarfs W's by comparison.
Absolutely. Neither one of them have run any oil companies into the ground, nor did they trade Sammy Sosa.
Except that Harry had a brain and George is only borrowing his.Have we ever had as dismal an intellect as W.
Yes, Franklin Roosevelt, known by friends and enemies alike as an
I can see how you've made that well-reasoned deduction after 5 days in office.
It didn't take 5 days as President to assess W's performance as Gov. In Texas he was more of a figurehead, his Lt. Gov did much of the work.
During the debates he couldn't explain his tax plans, demonstrated that he has a very limited understanding of Geography among other things.
He spoke about Saddam Hussein as if the Gulf war took place under the Clinton admin. Of course the fact that Hussein is still in office is due to his Daddy and not B.C.
The presidency is too big for any one person, but at least you would hope for something better than what we got. Without Cheney to pull his string he would be totally worthless.
Nice tongue-in-cheek response. FDR is head and shoulders above Bush Jr, or the little shrub as we like to call him.
I feel Clinton is probably not stating properly how he helped foster the boom. One is the push to keep taxation out of the net economy. He was one of many to support this. Two, a strong push to reform welfare, more people working can only be good for the economy. Three, a great financial policy, paying down the debt is good for the economy and the country. A balanced budget will only continue to improve our standing in the world. Four, surrounding himself with great people, listening to them, and acting. For example, the policies by the federal reserve to lower interest rates has fueled home-buying, which many items for homes are now purchased on the net. etc., etc., etc. For all of the bad things you can say about the president and there are many, he has done a good job, even with the crash of the net economy in the last year we are still far better off... I wish W the best and I hope I will be able to say that the economy, the environment, and the state of the United States is better in 4 and 8 years than it is now.
Excuse me, but welfare reform and a balanced budget were key planks of the 1994 Contract with America. Clinton only embraced these ideas when he got bombed in the midterm election and wanted to be reelected himself in '96.