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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 01:10 PM
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77. I disagree with your assessment.
It's been Edwards' character that's been attacked the most by the GOP, a case in point, Ann Coulter. That's what gets the base energized more than anything else IMO. Character, not issues. Look how they attacked Kerry; they demeaned his heroism & patriotism, while pushing the votes for idiot bush with the message, "the one you could enjoy a beer with."

I don't think Edwards can have it both ways on this issue. The base gets energized with fear and hate, and if Edwards manages to get his numbers up, he'll feel the full fury of their attack.



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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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