Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Updates on the Democratic Race

Wes Clark has formally declared that he will not be seeking the Democratic nomination, and will be supporting Hillary Clinton.

For future updates on the Democratic Race for the Nomination, please visit:

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wes Clark's Thoughts on Iran

Speculation has been mounting in recent weeks that President Bush has been devising a plan for possible military action against Iran.

Wes Clark has offered his thoughts on the Iran issue and he is calling on the White House and the Congress to exercise leadership.

Read his thoughts here.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Interview With Wes Clark at DNC

Wes Clark talks here to the America Blog/ www.politicstv.com after his speech last week to the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting.

Clark speaks primarily about the war in Iraq but also tackles a couple of questions on gay marriage/civil unions. (4.05sec)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Wes Clark to Attend Candidates Forum

Wes Clark will attend a candidates forum in Carson City, Nevada on February 21 with other Democratic nominee hopefuls such as Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd.

Although Clark has yet to formally announce a bid for the nomination, his speech at the DNC last Friday and his attendance at this forum suggests he is definitely running.

Nevada is a key state with the primary scheduled to take place immediately after Iowa next January.

Clark was also in Nevada last week, speaking at a dinner organised by local Democrats.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Wes Clark at DNC Winter Meeting

"I'm a soldier and I'm fighting for our country."

Wes Clark spoke today the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting, a key platform for candidates and potential candidates. Clark is yet to confirm a run for the nomination, although we are getting reports that he will make his decision known in the next 2 weeks.

It sounded very much like candidate's speech, and if that is any indication, his decision will be a "Yes, I'm running."

Much of Clark's speech was focused on the Iraq war, and the failure of the Bush Administration in "taking us to an unnecessary war."

Clark also have a good list of his credentials on foreign policy. In a clear effort to distinguish himself from other candidates, he said that he was the only person to take the podium today who has actually the things needed to succeed in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.

Clark also raised domestic issues, and talked about getting equality, justice, balance and fair play back in America.

He made a pitch on equality for women in the workplace, spoke about the lack of basic health insurance, and the fact that millions in America still live in poverty.

"I believe in an America that lives not in fear, but in confidence."

Yes indeed, it was a campaign speech.

Watch the speech here.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Wes Clark in Nevada

Wes Clark was in Nevada on Saturday, speaking at a dinner for local Democrats, "Turn Nevada Blue".

The vote for the Democratic nomination kicks off in Iowa next January, followed closely by Nevada and then New Hampshire. It is therefore a key state for any Presidential hopeful.

Also speaking at the dinner on Saturday night was the recently declared canidate for the nomination, Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson.

Wes Clark - Stop the Escalation

Wes Clark is supporting the following advertisement from votevets.org, a group of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. The ad is designed to oppose the escalation of the war in Iraq, and the sending of over 20,000 more troops.

Wes Clark is a board member of votevets, who are engaging on a seven city tour to pressure Senators who have not yet decided if they will support the escalation.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Clark on State of the Union

Wes Clark appeared last week on both Hannity & Colmes as well as Your World with Neil Cavuto, both on the Fox Network.

Clark was responding to the State of the Union Address by President Bush.

Clark again has not ruled out a run for the Democratic Nomination. Expect something very soon from the Clark Camp.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

What is Wes Clark Doing?

Clark seems to have been keeping his head down in the last week. While he did the media circuit directly after the Bush escalation plans for Iraq, Clark appears to be making an effort to stay out of the media's way.

It's probably no surprise though - the last week has been the Hillary and Barack show, followed by the President's State of the Union Address.

But if Clark is to run - and close sources to his camp say he will - he had better follow his own advice from the 2004 run, and that is not to leave his run to late.

With Richardson now in the game, raising funds will become harder and harder for Clark.

With the State of the Union out of the way, and the President asking for America to give his Iraq strategy more time, we may see a little more action from the Clark camp.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Surge of Diplomacy for Iraq/Iran - Not Troops

Wesley Clark has again called for President Bush to pursue diplomacy to secure a peace in the Middle East.

Clark was in Huntsville, Alabama last week. He said that a military solution was not always the answer, and that a political solution which would help rebuild the nation could be found.

He emphasised the problems that have been created by not sending enough troops to Afghanistan, and the fact that Iran has supported insurgents in Iraq. Clark said that even during the Vietnam and Cold Wars, channels of communication were always open. They should now be reopened with Iran.

On the issue of contesting the Democratic nomination for President, Clark said that he would make his mind up in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Diplomacy needed in Iraq - Clark

General Wesley Clark has called for more diplomacy in Iraq - not an escalation of troops as proposed by President Bush.

Clark hit the airwaves last week, appearing on a number of radio shows across the country, talking to Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor, and writing an Op Ed piece for The Washington Post.

Calling the Bush policy tactical, not strategic, Clark said the tactics that are being employed are unlikely to be effective.

On the issue of if Clark will run for President, Clark repeated what he has said previously, "Well, I haven't made any decisions on that. I haven't said I won't..."

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Will Clark Run?

Retired General and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO is making all the right noises in the lead up to a decision on whether he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Presidency.

Having decided late in the race that he would seek the nomination for 2004, Clark concedes that he would not make the same mistake in leaving his run so late. Clark polled strongly in that contest, but it was clear that he would not secure the nomination, pulling out in February 04 in favour of Kerry.

Clark has stated that he believes that the next election will be fought primarily on the issue of Iraq, and has therefore positioned himself nicely, speaking widely as an obviously experienced commentator.

Clark was an active campaigner for Democratic candidates in the Congressional elections, and does appear to have the favour of George Soros, who has provided significant funds towards a possible Clark candidacy.

Wes Clark was not expected to make any announcement until after the Congressional elections. However, in an interview with Fox's Neil Cavuto in late December, Clark stated in answer to the question if he would run again "Well, I haven't said I won't." and that "...Maybe there'll be some more discussions."

We await with interest.