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TOPIC: Matthew Dowd's Criticisms of Bush
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ok I think I can clear this up.....from the mere fact that you are confused makes him a democrat...In other words there is NO CONFUSION WHEN YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE....:)~

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yea i had the same confusion and give up. i will say he sounded very intelligent whereever his true political heart lies. let's say he is a conservatively liberal demoblican!

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Dzzy,

You know I just re-read about five interviews with Dowd (PBS, Frontline, NY Times, CNN and an AP story). I have to admit I am not clear if he actually changed parties or not.

In the Frontline interview he uses the term "conservative democrat" and also says he is a lifelong democrat. Yet, in other places he talks about how his party (clearly referring to Republicans) can win in 2008 with all the turmoil that the party has and is now going through. So, I throw my hands up, I am confused to what political party he was and is now registered as.

In the PBS interview he called again referred to himself as a “conservative Democrat” much like Lloyd Bentsen. He also stated that he and his family were lifelong democrats. I assumed from his comments that he was still a Democrat, but the Frontline interview confuses me.

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I understand Dowd to say he voted Republican during his years with Bush while being a "conservative democrat".

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i have listened to several but did not hear one that says he never switched. original story is wrong then?

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You know what follow the money. Let us see where Dowd end up working as the campaign kicks into high gear. I think what we are witnessing here is a job interview.

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See Sens you are truly " Fair and Balanced" to coin a phrase:)~

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He does seem to indicate he did vote for Bush during his time with him.

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So he was a democrat, still is a democrat and it is most probable that he voted for Kerry over Bush because Kerry reflected his personal thoughts( his words).

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Dzzy,

Listen to the NPR interview, you can actually hear what Dowd says. He never switched parties, once he started working for Bush he called himself a CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT.

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