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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-01-08 10:42 AM
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57. I know Biden's work over the years and I respect him or I wouldn't be thinking about
voting for him. I have a family member who has worked with his political consulting team and he thinks Biden is wonderful and has LONG supported him for a shot at the presidency, way before anybody was thinking about it. So right here in my family there is strong support for his candidacy. But there are also Obama supporters and Clinton supporters (including my 9 year old granddaughter who is a strong feminist and boy, would she give you an argument!).

In all fairness, however, I must point out that to compare Edwards' one Senate term (and that with a Republican controlled Senate) with Biden's long tenure spanning years with the Democrats in control of the Senate is a bit, well, unfair. What I will say however, is that Biden's long tenure of service is a plus in my estimation -- he has stuck with it through thick and thin. VAWA is a good example.

At any rate, I wonder how this will play out after Thursday. Any bets (or surmises)?

Happy New Year! :hi:
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  -Plz, Bidenites! Two good friends say they are not considering Biden because of the Anita Hill CTyankee  Dec-31-07 12:17 PM   #0 
  - It's the first thing I think of when I hear his name  heraldsqure   Dec-31-07 12:19 PM   #1 
  - The only thing to say, is he followed the law...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:20 PM   #2 
  - The facts are that he kept witnesses from testifying who had testimony that strongly corroborated  kath   Dec-31-07 12:24 PM   #4 
  - The facts are, that the"witness" was irrelevant to the  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:26 PM   #6 
  - The facts are the Biden got the majority of DEMS to vote against Thomas AND  pirhana   Dec-31-07 12:31 PM   #11 
     - Exactly.  midlife_mo_Jo   Dec-31-07 08:10 PM   #50 
  - FACT is - Biden completely fucked up the hearings and allowed Clarence Thomas to be confirmed  chimpymustgo   Dec-31-07 01:07 PM   #28 
     - That isn't the only judicial hearing where Biden performed poorly, I book-marked this discussion:  Stop Cornyn   Dec-31-07 03:36 PM   #34 
        - Thanks for linking that blast from the past. Biden's role on the judicial committee has been awful!  Tejanocrat   Dec-31-07 04:53 PM   #41 
        - Any time. It was a really good post. Judicial appointments are a key issue for me.  Stop Cornyn   Dec-31-07 06:10 PM   #48 
        - I used to wonder if those rumors about paid political operatives  Horse with no Name   Dec-31-07 08:13 PM   #51 
           - Who could you be refering to? I have a guess.  Tejanocrat   Jan-01-08 11:19 AM   #58 
  - And, by the way,  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:22 PM   #3 
  - I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make this a slamfest.  CTyankee   Dec-31-07 12:26 PM   #5 
  - Just go to the support group...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:27 PM   #7 
  - If you want, I can PM you a link where Joe spoke about it afterwards...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:29 PM   #9 
  - Thank you. That would be great. I don't want to see Biden undermined  CTyankee   Dec-31-07 04:27 PM   #35 
  - "...more incensed by what was happening with those awful  DURHAM D   Dec-31-07 12:36 PM   #14 
  - IOW -- this is a SORE subject and a loser for Biden.  nashville_brook   Dec-31-07 12:39 PM   #17 
  - If it had been there, I wouldn't have seen it.  fudge stripe cookays   Dec-31-07 12:56 PM   #22 
  - That is my problem with him as well. I will never forget the good ol boys  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-31-07 12:28 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, the man who created the violence against women act...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:30 PM   #10 
     - do you remember it? How can you dismiss my experience?  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-31-07 12:34 PM   #13 
     - whatever - then don't vote for him.  pirhana   Dec-31-07 12:36 PM   #15 
     - I didn't start a thread ?  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-31-07 12:38 PM   #16 
     - I think it's an appropriate question for a thread.  pnwmom   Dec-31-07 12:56 PM   #21 
        - That's fine. I have strong opinions about certain candidates as well.  pirhana   Dec-31-07 01:02 PM   #26 
     - As I have posted on here before  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 12:59 PM   #23 
        - I am sorry. I call BS. You have no idea what other people's experiences are  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-31-07 01:01 PM   #25 
        - You can comment all you like, but your opinion, doesn't equal facts.  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 01:07 PM   #29 
           - right back at ya.  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-31-07 01:08 PM   #30 
           - BIDEN's spin on the matter, which you quoted extensively, certainly doesn't equal "facts".  kath   Jan-01-08 12:14 AM   #55 
        - Thomas made the pornography relevent  dsc   Dec-31-07 08:30 PM   #53 
        - It was SIXTEEN years ago, not "20+" - that's a FACT for you.  kath   Jan-01-08 12:16 AM   #56 
     - Biden and Spector didn't even make the slightest attempt to hide their  acmavm   Dec-31-07 12:47 PM   #18 
  - You know what - it's just days before the Iowa caucus. If your friends don't want to vote for Biden  pirhana   Dec-31-07 12:32 PM   #12 
  - I'd say your 2 good friends (like me) could down the list of Dem candidates and find egregious votes  cryingshame   Dec-31-07 12:51 PM   #19 
  - That sums it up quite well  tsegat01   Dec-31-07 01:00 PM   #24 
  - That's the thing, tho. They are not single issue voters; they are very different.  CTyankee   Dec-31-07 04:38 PM   #38 
     - Well, then I would ask you  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 04:52 PM   #40 
        - I know Biden's work over the years and I respect him or I wouldn't be thinking about  CTyankee   Jan-01-08 10:42 AM   #57 
  - I was angry with Biden for ages  asjr   Dec-31-07 12:52 PM   #20 
  - Exactly. Time to move on people...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 01:03 PM   #27 
     - Move on? Sorry. Clarence Thomas will be around the rest of my lifetime.  chimpymustgo   Dec-31-07 03:31 PM   #32 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-31-07 03:34 PM   #33 
           - Biden's the moron - he could have kept Clarence Thomas off the court. No need to attack me.  chimpymustgo   Dec-31-07 06:01 PM   #47 
  - my problem?  pansypoo53219   Dec-31-07 01:26 PM   #31 
  - Hair plugs really bother you that much?  pirhana   Dec-31-07 04:29 PM   #36 
  - Biden's had 2 brain surgeries...  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 04:30 PM   #37 
  - This hair thing is really ridiculous.  CTyankee   Dec-31-07 04:47 PM   #39 
  - No one dislikes Biden's position on the issues more than me, but the hair plugs are a low blow.  Tejanocrat   Dec-31-07 05:53 PM   #46 
  - When I think of Biden, I think of  zalinda   Dec-31-07 05:05 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, and I liked it when he was the first to  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 05:20 PM   #44 
     - Look Randi plays that line all the time  zalinda   Dec-31-07 06:36 PM   #49 
  - One of the hardest things to learn in life is  The Village Idiot   Dec-31-07 05:08 PM   #43 
  - So true.....  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 05:21 PM   #45 
  - In truth, his record in relation to women isn't stellar...  Sparkly   Dec-31-07 08:19 PM   #52 
     - Please provide actual references  1corona4u   Dec-31-07 08:31 PM   #54 

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