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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 10:59 AM
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19. He has partly bought into the establishment...
Edited on Wed Jan-02-08 10:59 AM by RiverStone
His recent vote for the "endorsement of Christmas" was very disappointing and quite establishment-like.

DK will always hold my admiration for his vocal and consistent anti-Iraq war and pro-impeachment positions. DK has a viable and important role in our party; but he needs to give it up on the pres thing.

The harder he tries to grab that brass ring, the more establishment he becomes. Simply based on positions alone (and in particular those JE has taken against corporate greed) - I can't fathom why DK would lean to Obama unless it's some kind of personal thing.

Maybe that simple?
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  -Kucinich endorsed Edwards in Iowa back in 2004. What changed DK to Obama? RiverStone  Jan-02-08 01:34 AM   #0 
  - Barack wasn't running at that time?  larissa   Jan-02-08 01:35 AM   #1 
  - He sees Edwards as the only real threat  adnelson60087   Jan-02-08 01:37 AM   #2 
  - He didn't endorse him. They just struck a deal to trade supporters  maximusveritas   Jan-02-08 01:40 AM   #3 
  - If not endorse - then support, assist, work together...  RiverStone   Jan-02-08 01:46 AM   #5 
  - Here's the thing though...  larissa   Jan-02-08 02:04 AM   #11 
  - How can this help Kuch?  emilyg   Jan-02-08 02:06 AM   #13 
     - It would depend on what the trade is  WesDem   Jan-02-08 11:11 AM   #20 
  - Obama, like Dennis, opposed the war from the start. nm  TeamJordan23   Jan-02-08 01:42 AM   #4 
  - Oh, c'mon. that's not it.  cali   Jan-02-08 01:51 AM   #8 
  - It's amusing watching the Edwards supporters  cali   Jan-02-08 01:50 AM   #6 
  - I don't feel spurned by Dennis  The Traveler   Jan-02-08 01:55 AM   #9 
  - I never forgot their back room deal either.....  liberalnurse   Jan-02-08 03:07 AM   #17 
     - Aren't you making too much of this?  karynnj   Jan-02-08 03:52 PM   #26 
  - It's a strange thing.  Truth2Tell   Jan-02-08 01:50 AM   #7 
  - Kucinich as attack dog in NH debates n/t  sandnsea   Jan-02-08 01:55 AM   #10 
  - Edwards wasn't interested in making the deal because  JDPriestly   Jan-02-08 02:05 AM   #12 
  - He learned to be honest?  Clark2008   Jan-02-08 11:18 AM   #21 
  - Many have claimed it gave him an extra 3%  karynnj   Jan-02-08 03:46 PM   #25 
  - Because, in this go around, there is some serious bad blood between JE and DK  Aya Reiko   Jan-02-08 02:28 AM   #14 
  - Great find. I think you nailed it, and it confirms my suspicion that Edwards is as fake as I've read  Diane R   Jan-02-08 02:47 AM   #15 
  - Could have been that little tet-a-tet with HRC after CNN debate  48percenter   Jan-02-08 02:56 AM   #16 
  - Yes, there is bad blood  zalinda   Jan-02-08 04:09 AM   #18 
     - He has partly bought into the establishment...  RiverStone   Jan-02-08 10:59 AM   #19 
     - Kucinich was standing directly behind Edwards's shoulder  WesDem   Jan-02-08 11:22 AM   #22 
        - Have you ever heard part of a conversation  zalinda   Jan-02-08 02:55 PM   #24 
  - I really liked Edwards back then too. Things change nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-02-08 11:24 AM   #23 
  - He thinks that Obama is going to win Iowa and wants to claim a part of the victory  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-02-08 03:54 PM   #27 

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