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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-27-07 07:04 PM
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3. I was there for his acceptance speech ....
when he accepted the nomination for VP, and I can tell you he moved that crowd.
He was always good but he's gotten much better these last few weeks.
I also have seen a new ease in him that is very appealing.
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  -I Like the John Edwards of 2007 a Lot More Than the John Edwards of 2003. David Zephyr  Aug-27-07 06:53 PM   #0 
  - I think he's going to be the nominee  ruggerson   Aug-27-07 06:56 PM   #1 
  - I'm curious to see the polls that come out in the next few weeks.  David Zephyr   Aug-27-07 07:32 PM   #8 
  - me too  AtomicKitten   Aug-27-07 06:56 PM   #2 
  - So, you've given up the ghost on Al's running?  Totally Committed   Aug-27-07 07:17 PM   #7 
     - I really didn't care for the 2004 cycle Democratic campaign.  AtomicKitten   Aug-27-07 07:36 PM   #9 
        - Didn't you change your photo?  Apollo11   Aug-29-07 04:54 AM   #43 
           - Yes, I did.  AtomicKitten   Aug-29-07 07:16 AM   #48 
  - I was there for his acceptance speech ....  cleveramerican   Aug-27-07 07:04 PM   #3 
  - But...but...doesn't the fact the he woke up make him a hypocrite?  jgraz   Aug-27-07 07:06 PM   #4 
  - I agree.  rwheeler31   Aug-27-07 07:09 PM   #5 
  - Bill Maher too -  waiting for hope   Aug-27-07 07:15 PM   #6 
  - The 2004 Edwards is the real Edwards  MethuenProgressive   Aug-28-07 09:36 AM   #10 
  - Edwards is no Dukakis. For one thing, he is not so insular. And he's savvy.  CTyankee   Aug-28-07 01:39 PM   #19 
  - You are grasping. n/t  Inspired   Aug-28-07 08:37 PM   #38 
     - Well, my opinions have been shaped from my political watches over the last 40 years.  CTyankee   Aug-30-07 01:01 PM   #61 
        - Oh, I agree with you.  Inspired   Aug-30-07 08:29 PM   #65 
  - Bush isn't a redneck  LBJDemocrat   Aug-28-07 09:43 AM   #11 
  - Redneck is a state of mind  wlucinda   Aug-28-07 01:14 PM   #18 
  - There are rednecks in New England.  AllieB   Aug-28-07 02:36 PM   #24 
  - I'm not yet sold on supporting him over Kucinich but he has been impressing me lately. nt  Pawel K   Aug-28-07 10:22 AM   #12 
  - I was Kucinich then Dean in 2004 . . .  Broke Dad   Aug-28-07 11:21 AM   #13 
  - Wow Broke Dad, I like your analogy and take on the Edwards of '07. I know Dennis personally,  Ninga   Aug-28-07 12:53 PM   #14 
  - I do agree with you. My problem is that Kucinich is very honest about his positions  Pawel K   Aug-28-07 12:54 PM   #15 
  - You make an interesting observation.  David Zephyr   Aug-28-07 02:05 PM   #21 
  - I don't think Edwards "finally saw" the struggles the poor  laureloak   Aug-28-07 02:59 PM   #28 
  - He didn't impress me in 2004. He didn't do what the VP is suppose to do.  Auntie Bush   Aug-29-07 08:35 PM   #55 
     - So who do you trust?  Pawel K   Aug-30-07 08:55 AM   #56 
  - This isn't the real John Edwards IMO  maximusveritas   Aug-28-07 12:59 PM   #16 
  - Empty labels will hardly be a big GE issue  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-28-07 01:09 PM   #17 
  - Yup  DangerDave921   Aug-28-07 04:12 PM   #30 
  - How is that different from Obama?  sendero   Aug-29-07 07:26 AM   #49 
     - Distrust  DangerDave921   Aug-29-07 07:34 AM   #50 
        - I think all adults here..  sendero   Aug-29-07 07:40 AM   #51 
  - That's my problem with him. Where was all this populist/poverty talk in 2003? nm  TeamJordan23   Aug-29-07 08:31 PM   #54 
  - I also have to wonder what the Edwards of 2009 will be like.  Radical Activist   Aug-31-07 10:20 AM   #71 
  - I hope we're seeing the real John Edwards now...  polichick   Aug-28-07 01:45 PM   #20 
  - That's my concern -- Which one is the REAL one?  Totally Committed   Aug-28-07 02:11 PM   #23 
     - Lol, pretty hard to tell what's real these days!  polichick   Aug-28-07 02:54 PM   #27 
     - TC, any prez will put 1 or 2 token members of the other party in his/her administration  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-28-07 03:13 PM   #29 
  - Agree! Thanks for this post! Brownies Law and "if you let lobbyist at the table they'll  KoKo01   Aug-28-07 02:10 PM   #22 
  - thanks for this...  rndmprsn   Aug-28-07 02:42 PM   #25 
  - You've got it, Edwards has evolved even more progressively and beautifully liberal - I love  LaPera   Aug-28-07 02:50 PM   #26 
  - "Evolved." Is that what pandering, redefining oneself, and hypocrisy is being called now? nt  calteacherguy   Aug-28-07 08:47 PM   #40 
  - another kick for good stuff from Edwards... n/t  KoKo01   Aug-28-07 05:26 PM   #31 
  - K&R for a nice, positive candidate diary :)  Catchawave   Aug-28-07 06:20 PM   #32 
  - He's second on my list.  rucky   Aug-28-07 06:22 PM   #33 
  - What frightens me is the John Edwards of 2010.  cigsandcoffee   Aug-28-07 06:50 PM   #34 
  - Name 1 candidate who has not changed positions. Thanks in advance nt  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-28-07 07:42 PM   #35 
     - From war-hawk to peace-dove is one hell of a position change.  cigsandcoffee   Aug-28-07 08:20 PM   #37 
        - A hell of a lot  JTFrog   Aug-29-07 05:26 AM   #44 
        - What convinces you he won't be a warhawk again?  cigsandcoffee   Aug-29-07 08:05 PM   #53 
        - Was this said by Edwards BEFORE we knew there were no WMD's in Iraq?  CTyankee   Aug-30-07 09:19 AM   #58 
        - Most people on this forum were clever enough to doubt Bush and...  cigsandcoffee   Aug-30-07 12:41 PM   #60 
           - But we didn't know for sure that Saddam no longer had WMD's.  CTyankee   Aug-30-07 01:11 PM   #62 
              - Anyone who says they didn't know Bush would go to war is a liar.  cigsandcoffee   Aug-30-07 08:35 PM   #66 
              - "everyone".? Glad you're sure of what every single person knew when they knew it!  CTyankee   Aug-31-07 07:07 AM   #67 
              - We didn't know for a certainty that Saddam didn't have WMD  seasonedblue   Aug-31-07 11:40 AM   #73 
        - From DLC style Southern moderate to crusading liberal is another big one.  Radical Activist   Aug-31-07 10:59 AM   #72 
  - Though not my first choice (second) I think he is pretty cool.  illinoisprogressive   Aug-28-07 07:54 PM   #36 
  - But are you "man enough" to vote for Hillary Clinton? nt  calteacherguy   Aug-28-07 08:46 PM   #39 
  - I think he noticed the applause Kucinich got for substance in 2003  eridani   Aug-29-07 02:45 AM   #41 
  - Maybe Al Gore will endorse Edwards?  Apollo11   Aug-29-07 04:46 AM   #42 
  - Congress can override it, but probably won't.  Clark2008   Aug-29-07 06:14 AM   #46 
  - A compelling reason  Apollo11   Aug-29-07 07:08 AM   #47 
     - While I understand the rationale of the precedent, when I look at George Marshall  CTyankee   Aug-31-07 07:15 AM   #68 
  - Plus there is the LCV  Apollo11   Aug-29-07 10:41 AM   #52 
  - I don't because I don't trust that the Edwards of 2007 is any  Clark2008   Aug-29-07 06:11 AM   #45 
  - me too  goodhue   Aug-30-07 08:58 AM   #57 
  - I think he's the most electable one running.  Forkboy   Aug-30-07 10:06 AM   #59 
  - Which John Edwards is the real John Edwards?  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-30-07 01:18 PM   #63 
  - I agree  RevolutionStartsNow   Aug-30-07 01:37 PM   #64 
  - Elizabeth is great  Apollo11   Aug-31-07 10:16 AM   #70 
  - Edwards is the GOP's nightmare.  Netbeavis   Aug-31-07 07:35 AM   #69 
     - You're correct, he is the GOP's nightmare.  slick8790   Aug-31-07 12:14 PM   #74 
     - Not according to Elizabeth. She thinks it's Hillary who will energize  seasonedblue   Aug-31-07 12:28 PM   #75 
        - I think your missing the point  Netbeavis   Aug-31-07 12:53 PM   #76 
           - I disagree with your assessment.  seasonedblue   Aug-31-07 01:10 PM   #77 
              - OK, but  Netbeavis   Aug-31-07 01:56 PM   #78 

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