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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-18-08 09:14 AM
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13. John Edwards is in the same position as the rest of us.
He has to decide who to endorse/support out of the two remaining, second best, candidates we have.

Hillary and Barack are both less progressive than John, so it's going to be a stretch for him to endorse either one of them. So, does he take the path of "I must not allow a Republican in the White House, therefore I support the Democratic nominee even though I disagree with them?"

Or does he determine that Hillary is in a better position to weather the GOP storm that will attack the Dem nominee?

Or does he go with Barack's "change" message, even though there are many doubts as to whether he can really do as he says?

Regardless of what John may or may not do, it will be a compromise for him, and that is not a reflection of his being genuine in any way. He's making the best educated decision he can given the circumstances, and I think it's hard to second guess any eventual endorsement, and there may not be one for all we know. :shrug:
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  -The John Edwards Endorsement: A Last Chance To Prove He's No Phony NYCGirl  Feb-18-08 08:44 AM   #0 
  - I think we're beginning to see who the real phony is. These threats are disgusting.  chimpymustgo   Feb-18-08 08:45 AM   #1 
  - Look, I believe John Edwards, but if he endorses Hillary then I'll have to take a second look.  dkf   Feb-18-08 08:48 AM   #3 
  - I would be flabbergasted...  TwoSparkles   Feb-18-08 09:06 AM   #12 
  - Threats? nt  NCevilDUer   Feb-18-08 09:00 AM   #10 
  - Obama is no more or less phony than George Bush. They are both smarmy panderers.  Yossariant   Feb-18-08 08:47 AM   #2 
  - A Harvard Graduate takes a job as a community organizer and you doubt  dkf   Feb-18-08 08:50 AM   #5 
  - and considering who you support..you would surely know "phony"  Tarheel_Dem   Feb-18-08 08:55 AM   #9 
  - Yup, if you're not for Obama, you're scum...  joeybee12   Feb-18-08 08:49 AM   #4 
  - What a hit piece  Botany   Feb-18-08 08:50 AM   #6 
  - He can endorse either one and that's fine with me. I'm with the nominee.  onehandle   Feb-18-08 08:51 AM   #7 
  - Cynics take nothing for granted  cyclezealot   Feb-18-08 08:51 AM   #8 
  - I think we all have to stop thinking like children and shopping for the perfect dad and mom  melody   Feb-18-08 09:03 AM   #11 
  - Such an excellent and eloquent post. As an Edwards  demokatgurrl   Feb-18-08 10:27 AM   #21 
  - Thank you for that post.  ThatPoetGuy   Feb-18-08 01:14 PM   #24 
  - John Edwards is in the same position as the rest of us.  AndyA   Feb-18-08 09:14 AM   #13 
  - But, using Edwards' own words:  NYCGirl   Feb-18-08 09:31 AM   #14 
  - Hasn't the Clintons always been about povety, ?  surfermaw   Feb-18-08 09:43 AM   #15 
  - NYC Girl, we don't need you to tell us anything about Edwards  surfermaw   Feb-18-08 09:47 AM   #16 
  - Tell it to David Corn. He wrote that.  NYCGirl   Feb-18-08 09:51 AM   #18 
  - Welcome to the Obamanation-  asdjrocky   Feb-18-08 09:50 AM   #17 
  - David Corn is right wing now? Mother Jones is right wing?  NYCGirl   Feb-18-08 09:52 AM   #19 
     - I'm talking about the term 'phony'-  asdjrocky   Feb-18-08 10:26 AM   #20 
        - My first vote was cast in 1972 for George McGovern. I'm not "week" behind  NYCGirl   Feb-18-08 10:30 AM   #22 
           - Funny, it's seems you'd know better.  asdjrocky   Feb-18-08 11:03 AM   #23 
  - Maybe Edwards is having a tough time with Obama's position on tort reform.  Straight Shooter   Feb-18-08 01:19 PM   #25 
  - Please. John Edwards doesn't neet to "prove" he's no phony  NastyRiffraff   Feb-18-08 01:26 PM   #26 
 

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