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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Iowa Progress: Ed Fallon and Al Gore

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress

Ed Fallon was a Ralph Nader supporter in 2000. He described Al Gore as
"to the right of Bill Clinton" and said that "I can't, I won't and you
shouldn't [vote for Al Gore] either." So what was the platform of the
far-right wing, DLC Democrat that Ed Fallon refused to support? In
Gore's acceptance speech, he stated that "campaign finance reform will
be the very first bill that I send to the United States Congress,"
that "free trade... must be fair trade" and reaffirmed his commitment to
a federal law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. In
fact, in that very same speech, Gore reiterated the basic theme of his
campaign-representing the people versus the powerful...


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