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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 08:21 PM
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46. Is Edwards accepting matching funds for the general election?
I thought this was for the primary. Oh well....I guess not all Democrats believe in public financing of our elections. Or is it wrong just because Edwards is accepting matching funds?
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  -I consider Edwards to be unelectable now by accepting public financing Herman Munster  Sep-27-07 06:30 PM   #0 
  - It changed nothing though  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 06:32 PM   #1 
  - That's Harsh  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:34 PM   #4 
  - maybe so  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 07:00 PM   #26 
     - No Less Either  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 07:13 PM   #29 
  - Ahem, attacking two Democrats in one post.  Kerry2008   Sep-27-07 06:35 PM   #6 
  - Kerry has a more consistent record on issues over 3 decades than almost  karynnj   Sep-27-07 06:40 PM   #14 
  - Kerry is a good man, however  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 07:08 PM   #28 
     - His political skills were good enough to win the nomination  karynnj   Sep-27-07 07:48 PM   #31 
        - I don't disagree.  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 07:50 PM   #32 
        - His lack of balls were enough to lose the GE.  Aya Reiko   Sep-27-07 09:17 PM   #69 
  - Accepting public funds means he bailed and now just wants the money  iconocrastic   Sep-27-07 08:19 PM   #45 
     - You're going to be very popular, lol.  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 08:23 PM   #48 
  - Hmmm I thought we were for public financing?  rwheeler31   Sep-27-07 06:33 PM   #2 
  - Well, Clinton is  itsrobert   Sep-27-07 06:36 PM   #7 
  - Thank you!!! Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot!  Inspired   Sep-27-07 07:53 PM   #34 
  - I vote:  bvar22   Sep-27-07 10:02 PM   #74 
     - Hey now... I don't like Edwards and I don't support another  Clark2008   Sep-28-07 06:12 AM   #84 
  - We are, so long as everyone abides by it  Hippo_Tron   Sep-28-07 07:18 AM   #86 
  - As long as 527s exist, financing is a non-issue.  Kelly Rupert   Sep-27-07 06:33 PM   #3 
  - Exactly  itsrobert   Sep-27-07 06:36 PM   #10 
  - It's not the same  karynnj   Sep-27-07 06:42 PM   #16 
     - Move On just made us look like fools  iconocrastic   Sep-27-07 08:22 PM   #47 
        - Fool here!  bvar22   Sep-27-07 10:48 PM   #80 
  - Than you can call me a fool  itsrobert   Sep-27-07 06:35 PM   #5 
  - your opinion  Herman Munster   Sep-27-07 06:36 PM   #9 
  - Spare me your Rasmussen polls. Read about who's doing the polling:  babylonsister   Sep-27-07 06:42 PM   #17 
  - It's Not Just Rasmussen  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:45 PM   #19 
     - I have no knowledge of pollingreport other than I refuse to  babylonsister   Sep-27-07 06:49 PM   #21 
        - It's A Link To Several Polls ,My Friend..  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:52 PM   #23 
           - No, I asked to speak to the manager and was again told that info  babylonsister   Sep-27-07 06:53 PM   #24 
              - I Guess Their Methodology Is Proprietary...  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:58 PM   #25 
  - I Know About Some Of That I Would Like To Kick! Public Financing  ChiciB1   Sep-27-07 07:57 PM   #37 
     - There Should Be Some Speculation About The Fact That Obama Is  ChiciB1   Sep-27-07 08:00 PM   #39 
        - That's because she talks to Murdoch...  calipendence   Sep-27-07 08:59 PM   #65 
  - You have wrong info.  emilyg   Sep-27-07 06:38 PM   #12 
  - We Need To Stop Hillary Now... The Pugs Are Taking Her Apart  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:46 PM   #20 
  - Even if he is not electable...  progpen   Sep-27-07 06:36 PM   #8 
  - And that's the damn truth. Billary and Barrie will sell us out in a heartbeat.  acmavm   Sep-27-07 06:38 PM   #13 
  - as will Johnny E.  GreenArrow   Sep-28-07 08:47 PM   #95 
  - He's Electable  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-27-07 06:50 PM   #22 
  - better than Hillary taking HSU money  Ethelk2044   Sep-27-07 06:38 PM   #11 
  - As I recall both Clinton and Obama gave their Hsu money back.  rinsd   Sep-27-07 07:59 PM   #38 
     - After she got caught and pretended it never happemed before  iconocrastic   Sep-27-07 08:30 PM   #52 
  - He will do what Bill Clinton did in his first campaign  surfermaw   Sep-27-07 06:40 PM   #15 
  - Have you considered he is doing just fine now  surfermaw   Sep-27-07 06:42 PM   #18 
  - And a few hundred thousand dollars from China  iconocrastic   Sep-27-07 08:31 PM   #53 
  - call me a fool then.  robinlynne   Sep-27-07 07:00 PM   #27 
  - Edwards has only comited to public financing if the Republican nom. does too.  jsamuel   Sep-27-07 07:24 PM   #30 
  - That's only for the general election; Until then, he'll be out of money and hurting  maximusveritas   Sep-27-07 08:25 PM   #49 
     - Hell, look at Edwards own words from February - -  jefferson_dem   Sep-27-07 09:58 PM   #73 
  - Yep. He'll be out of money until August  geek tragedy   Sep-27-07 07:53 PM   #33 
  - When did you consider him electable?  Beaverhausen   Sep-27-07 07:53 PM   #35 
  - Trial lawyer = Unelectable IMHO...I need no other reason.  ileus   Sep-27-07 07:57 PM   #36 
  - Informative thread on DailyKos  penguin7   Sep-27-07 08:34 PM   #55 
  - FWIW, Joe Trippi agrees with you:  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 08:06 PM   #40 
  - So what is Joe Trippi saying THIS time?  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 08:12 PM   #41 
  - THIS time it's a moral imperative!  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 08:15 PM   #43 
     - Morally imperative to come out for public financing of campaigns 3 days prior to  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 08:19 PM   #44 
  - Is Edwards accepting matching funds for the general election?  Inspired   Sep-27-07 08:21 PM   #46 
     - I could've sworn he said for the general, too.  jenmito   Sep-27-07 08:27 PM   #50 
     - Well, yes, I kind of do!  Inspired   Sep-27-07 08:40 PM   #58 
     - Why did he wait 'til now to declare this?  jenmito   Sep-27-07 08:48 PM   #60 
     - General only if the republican also accepts matching funds  sir_captain   Sep-27-07 08:54 PM   #64 
     - Who said it was wrong?  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 08:27 PM   #51 
     - His statement said that it wasn't due to lack of money.  Inspired   Sep-27-07 08:38 PM   #57 
        - Hypocritical? no, Laughable, yes. n/t  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 08:43 PM   #59 
        - It's all about lack of money  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 08:51 PM   #61 
           - This is one "challenge" I would like both Hillary and Obama to laugh at...  jenmito   Sep-27-07 08:54 PM   #63 
     - Obviously, you don't have a grasp on how it works.......  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 08:31 PM   #54 
        - Thanks for enlightening me.  Inspired   Sep-27-07 08:37 PM   #56 
           - Yes....but waiting till 3 days prior to the end of the 3rd quarter of the election primary cycle  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 08:53 PM   #62 
  - Well, I think you're a doo-doo head, LQQK:  Catchawave   Sep-27-07 08:14 PM   #42 
  - What grade are you in?  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 09:04 PM   #66 
  - It was kinda cute  Jim4Wes   Sep-27-07 09:12 PM   #68 
  - Whoa, Catchawave... Way To Go! It Was Great Watching MTV!  ChiciB1   Sep-27-07 10:39 PM   #75 
     - So is Hillary,  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 10:41 PM   #76 
        - Yeah, Our Candidates SUCK Big Time! Time To Run And Hide...  ChiciB1   Sep-27-07 10:46 PM   #79 
  - So, if I understand you correctly,  LWolf   Sep-27-07 09:07 PM   #67 
  - So he's having problems fundraising, I take it  killbotfactory   Sep-27-07 09:30 PM   #70 
  - in February: Edwards said he would need to decline public funds...in order "to be competitive"  jefferson_dem   Sep-27-07 09:32 PM   #71 
  - Whatever.  salin   Sep-27-07 09:41 PM   #72 
  - SO why was Edwards declining Public Funds back in Feb of this year.....  FrenchieCat   Sep-27-07 10:41 PM   #77 
     - And asking for a million more a few days ago.  seasonedblue   Sep-27-07 10:44 PM   #78 
     - What is wrong with that? He can still fundraise. n/t  Inspired   Sep-28-07 05:23 AM   #81 
        - There's nothing wrong with it,  seasonedblue   Sep-28-07 09:01 AM   #89 
           - Why do you let this rent so much space in your head?  Inspired   Sep-28-07 01:34 PM   #90 
              - Clever  seasonedblue   Sep-28-07 04:28 PM   #92 
     - Ask him, Frenchie, if you are so concerned.  Inspired   Sep-28-07 05:27 AM   #82 
  - I dream of a world where Democrats stop calling their own candidates "unelectable."  Perry Logan   Sep-28-07 06:00 AM   #83 
  - Being unelectable for accepting public funding...  progpen   Sep-28-07 07:15 AM   #85 
  - For some context, Bush refused public money, Gore accepted it  Hippo_Tron   Sep-28-07 07:24 AM   #87 
  - I'm always amused by what causes 'unelectability' by some on DU.  robcon   Sep-28-07 08:43 AM   #88 
  - I wish I could recommend a comment! n/t  Inspired   Sep-28-07 04:25 PM   #91 
  - I'm still voting for him.  Iris   Sep-28-07 04:46 PM   #93 
  - Hillary at 46% dislikability is a guaranteed loser  jcrew2001   Sep-28-07 06:52 PM   #94 
  - I thinkthe OP is just giving Edwards an "out"  robcon   Sep-30-07 06:17 AM   #96 
  - those who don't support him will say this means he is unelectable  venable   Sep-30-07 06:27 AM   #97 
 

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