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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 06:38 PM
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25. There may be many factors that prevent the best ideas
for our country from getting out in any election such as media exposure and corporate media biases and whether a candidate is willing to compromise their message by taking money from the same interests that got this country in the mess it is in. However, the degree to which a candidate wins the popularity contest does not make their ideas more or less valid and truthful. BTW, John came in 2nd in Iowa in case you didn't notice. I will take John Edwards over the candidates who won this popularity contest (and apparently also whose supporters were willing to harass others who didn't go along) any day. I intend to continue to support him, to caucus for him in my state, and to fight for what's right, while you, apparently, are willing to settle for the popularity contest.
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  -From KOS Edwards Supporters Bullied in Nevada.A First Hand Account! saracat  Jan-19-08 05:40 PM   #0 
  - This is one reason the caucus system needs to be thrown out.  MassDemm   Jan-19-08 05:43 PM   #1 
  - Anybody who attempts to bully me like that won't like the response  Warpy   Jan-19-08 05:45 PM   #2 
  - not everyone can do that. that is why this caucus system sucks. nt  MassDemm   Jan-19-08 05:46 PM   #4 
  - Did the author HAVE to move to Obama's section?  madeline_con   Jan-19-08 05:46 PM   #3 
  - editted for speeling  MassDemm   Jan-19-08 05:47 PM   #7 
  - But, what about my question?  madeline_con   Jan-19-08 05:48 PM   #8 
     - Some people may feel forced, but they can chose themselves where to go or to remain  MassDemm   Jan-19-08 06:00 PM   #18 
     - the caucus system "works"  hfojvt   Jan-19-08 06:13 PM   #22 
  - I assume, if your first choice isn't "viable' you have to make a choice and the OP chose Obama  saracat   Jan-19-08 05:57 PM   #16 
  - at our precinct, Edwards supporters stood firm and ended up with Kucinich  ursi   Jan-19-08 05:46 PM   #5 
  - I hate to say it but that is politics....  WCGreen   Jan-19-08 05:46 PM   #6 
  - Caucuses are nothing more than bullying sessions  RestoreGore   Jan-19-08 05:48 PM   #9 
  - " called and told her she shouldn't support one of the other candidates "  Lirwin2   Jan-19-08 05:49 PM   #10 
  - She called her Mother and told her she shouldn't be "bullied ' into voting for  saracat   Jan-19-08 05:55 PM   #14 
  - She shouldn't support one of the others merely because she didn't think her candidate would win...  IndyOp   Jan-19-08 05:56 PM   #15 
  - A caucus is bad news  Andy823   Jan-19-08 05:50 PM   #11 
  - I agree; caucuses are bad news!  cojoel   Jan-20-08 12:57 PM   #28 
  - Not Surprising  stravu9   Jan-19-08 05:50 PM   #12 
  - Caucuses can get very ugly  OzarkDem   Jan-19-08 05:52 PM   #13 
  - More - Obama supporters say some Edwards supporters were told to leave  IndyOp   Jan-19-08 06:00 PM   #17 
  - Clinton 51% Obama 45% Edwards 4%  Life Long Dem   Jan-19-08 06:00 PM   #19 
  - Maybe if the Edwards precint captain went out and beat the bushes like  2rth2pwr   Jan-19-08 06:03 PM   #20 
  - Maybe if Edwards had the corporate financing for the campaign  sandyd921   Jan-19-08 06:19 PM   #23 
     - MOney would not have helped Edwards, he has 2 Presidential elections now under his belt and  2rth2pwr   Jan-19-08 06:22 PM   #24 
        - There may be many factors that prevent the best ideas  sandyd921   Jan-19-08 06:38 PM   #25 
        - Yeah, too bad we live in a Democracy otherwise Edwards could be the ruler. nt  2rth2pwr   Jan-19-08 06:46 PM   #26 
           - Buh bye.  sandyd921   Jan-19-08 06:53 PM   #27 
        - Apparently not  OzarkDem   Jan-20-08 02:44 PM   #34 
  - Not only that. Nevada has lots of bad things.....  Sarah Ibarruri   Jan-19-08 06:08 PM   #21 
  - Nice insult to the working people of Nevada.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-20-08 12:59 PM   #29 
     - For a change i actually agree with you  Bodhi BloodWave   Jan-20-08 01:05 PM   #30 
     - As if you care ....  ClericJohnPreston   Jan-20-08 01:07 PM   #31 
     - The working people are the good part of Nevada. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jan-20-08 01:09 PM   #32 
  - What a way to run an election.  Lugnut   Jan-20-08 02:40 PM   #33 

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