Clark: I voted for Republicans and Democrats

by on January 23rd, 2004

In yet another instance of presidential candidate Wesley Clark’s attempts to remove doubt that he’s nothing more than a political opportunist, Clark said in the presidential debate yesterday that he voted for former President Bill Clinton. He also said he voted for Al Gore in 2000.

Because his voting history cannot be checked, we’ll have to take him at his word. Whether or not he can be trusted, however, is another issue. But for the sake of argument, let’s assume he’s telling the truth.

Fine, he voted for Clinton and Gore. There’s just one little problem: He’s also on record saying he voted for Reagan and Bush 41.

Why any true Democrat would have voted for Reagan is beyond me. As much as I like the former president, he was as divisive as they come, a staunch conservative to boot. Something’s sure fishy about Clark admitting to voting for a Gore and a Reagan, and if his vote cast for the former is not an outright lie, it further shows that this presidential candidate has no real convictions.

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