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Another Glum Clinton Democrat

ABC’s George “War Room” Stephanopoulos told students at Northwestern University he was “pessimistic about the Democratic party’s chances of retaking the White House in 2004…He was especially discouraged by front-runner Howard Dean’s campaign based on antiwar outrage, believing Americans will prefer Republican optimism.”

And: “Despite his doubts about Dean, Stephanopoulos did not express confidence in any other primary candidates.

He said Gen. Wesley Clark has lost support because he lacks a defined platform, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was hurt by waffling on the war issue; Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is seen as too old; and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is too young. He added that Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., originally polled high but hasn’t been able to excite Democrats or raise money.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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