I was the head of Rhode Islanders for Clark during the primaries and I thought he would have made a great Commander-In-Chief. In the end, I don't think he had the political skills and background to make it through the grind of the process, but I still hold him in very high regard and think Kerry will utilize him some way if elected. (Secretary fo Defense, anyone?)
Here's a statement he put out yesterday. As usual, it's right on:
"Today George W. Bush made a very compelling and thoughtful argument for why he should not be reelected. In his own words, he told the American people that "... a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your Commander in Chief".
President Bush couldn't be more right. He jumped to conclusions about any connection between Saddam Hussein and 911. He jumped to conclusions about weapons of mass destruction. He jumped to conclusions about the mission being accomplished. He jumped to conclusions about how we had enough troops on the ground to win the peace. And because he jumped to conclusions, terrorists and insurgents in Iraq may very well have their hands on powerful explosives to attack our troops, we are stuck in Iraq without a plan to win the peace, and Americans are less safe both at home and abroad.
By doing all these things, he broke faith with our men and women in uniform. He has let them down. George W. Bush is unfit to be our Commander in Chief."