Sunday, March 11, 2007

What the Democratic Presidential Candidates Have to Say

Dennis Kucinich on Yucca Mountain:

"We can't find a good way to deal with a bad idea. We've got to find a way to move away from the bad idea to something that is sustainable. "
- Dennis Kucinich, Democratic Ohio Congressman running for President, in reference to Yucca Mountain. Wednesday, March 07, 2007.

Bill Richardson on the Mexican Border Wall:

"This idea of a wall is asinine, it's dumb. Desperate people will go over and under it and the Congress didn't fund the wall in its entirety so it's just a cheap political vote. "
- Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, Democratic candidate for President discussing immigration issues. Tuesday, March 06, 2007.

John Edwards on Regulating Gambling:

"I think there are some things that we should take more control over than we're doing now and I recognize this may not be popular here in Nevada but I think some things particularly betting on college sports is troublesome to me. I think internet betting is troublesome, which is essentially completely unregulated. "
- Former Senator John Edwards, Democratic for President, in answer to the question "Do you believe the Federal Government should take a role in regulating gaming?" Monday, March 05, 2007.

Joe Biden on Illegal Immigration:

"It's not like a group of poor Mexicans are sitting in a rural village saying why don't we gather every cent we have, give it some criminal who's going to put us in the back of a truck with no ventilation, smuggle us across the desert, we may die and then go to a country that doesn't want us, that doesn't speak our language. One of the things we have to understand is as long as there is this magnet of 2, 5, 10, 20 to 1 disparity in wages, this is going to continue. "
- US Senator Joe Biden, Democrat running for President, discussing his thoughts on legal and illegal immigration. Tuesday, February 27, 2007.

Chris Dodd on Nevada Federal Land Sales:

"You're gonna get me, you're gonna play games with me North and South Nevada. I have got to be careful about this one. This is like San Francisco and Los Angeles. You go ahead and ask the question. Are we almost done I hope? "
- US Senator Chris Dodd Democrat running for President humorously ducking a question about Federal land sales in Nevada and where the money goes, including the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Monday, February 26, 2007.

Their comments tend to give you a clue as to how they think.

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