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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #69)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

72. First, I was not comparing the two of them--but rather

Sirota's tendency to pick and choose candidates' slogans (and I might add pie-in-the-sky slogans) without comparing their records or intentions. To go on (selective) words alone.

While John Edwards was not out of the mainstream of Democratic politics like Ron Paul is out of the mainstream of just about everything, Edwards had no record of advocating or even voting for the things he was saying on the campaign trail. He was one of the Senate's most conservative Democrats. To think that anyone could eradicate poverty as we know it is quite naive--much less a trial lawyer who made tens of millions off of other people's miseries (he wasn't helping them from the goodness of his heart to all appearances)--so to be constantly chasing slogans like that is pretty much a fool's errand. We choose a PERSON for president, not a slogan, and yes, their prior actions and records, as well as their personal flaws, are very much a part of the assessment of what they can and will do.



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