Seems he has aspirations to the White House.He was the governor of some Southern state or other for awhile, but other than that he offers little to qualify himself for higher office. I guess you could say he's kind of handsome in a sort of non-descript, salesman sort of way. He probably listens to a lot of Carpenters, ABBA, and Loggins and Messina CDs, maybe a little John Denver when he wants to get in touch and get down with the common folk, the little people (I don't know this for fact, I'm just speculating.) So anyway this ja'moke's poking 'round Ioway, lookin' to pick up votes for the '08 Caucus. He's thrown a lot of money young Chester Culver's way, say $25,000 or so. And, yet, he remains an enigma.
A little of the mystery surrounding this faceless politician lifted at a speech he gave before Greater Des Moines Partnership, a group of business types bent on "improving" the tri-county "metro" area for their own benefit while framing it as "for the good of all." Suffice it to say GDMP is a cesspool of real estate buyers, sellers and developers. But back to my nameless, faceless "Democratic" politician's words of inspiration before the above neamed organization.
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner said in Iowa on Monday that Democrats have taken the wrong approach in arguing against tax cuts enacted under President Bush, singling out former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's campaign as a reason the message did not resonate in 2004.This guy's a Democrat? Sounds like elephantshit to me. And it looks like the Democratic Party's got another Republican mole à la Zell Lieberman.
In order to appeal to more voters, the party ought to avoid alienating wealthier Americans, Warner told members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership in Des Moines at the outset of a day of meetings in the lead-off caucus state.
"Even though the Bush tax cuts only applied to the top 2 percent of Americans, what I think the Kerry campaign missed was that the other 98 percent of Americans still aspired to get to the point in their life where they could qualify for the tax cuts."
Warner said wealthier Americans may be willing to support what would essentially be an income-tax increase, but only if it is portrayed as part of a fiscal strategy that includes trimming government waste and curbing spending.
THOMAS BEAUMONT, The Des Moines Register