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The Democrats' Ike? Just what Dems want: A decorated military man who toes the liberal line; who favors Clinton armed intervention but not Bush armed intervention; who rose through the Army meritocracy but sings the praises of affirmative action, and who was born Jewish, raised a Baptist, and became a Catholic.
Of course, Gen. Wesley Clark is pro-choice. Better for a Catholic-convert Democratic politician to buck his adopted Church than his political party.
And Michael Moore likes him, which, remarkably, is seen as a positive development by some Clark boosters, though not necessarily all.
One Clark supporter reassures others wary of the Michael Moore imprimatur:
…98% of the people who would be turned off by Moore--centrists and so on--aren't going to hear about this, since they're not political hardcores like us. Moore may be controversial, and his book was a bestseller, but it's not like he's Louis Farrakhan or anything. You can practically label this endorsement as "for internal use only," and when it comes to primary season, this is a great boost.
So you didn't hear it here. But you have to wonder if the four-star former NATO commander welcomes – or will disavow – support from the likes of someone as contemptuous of America as Michael Moore.