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Scoopie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 09:39 PM
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11. OK... Here goes nothing
I had to actually explain to a top Dem in my county this weekend at a pool party that:
A. Edwards was a personal injury attorney - not just any old trial lawyer.
B. That he was worth $44 million and is still running as a populist and,
C. That he had only been in office less than a full Senate term and had never served in any public capacity before that.

Now... if a Dem activist didn't know these things, do you think the regular folks do? Nope.
But, you'll be sure to hear them from the media and the Republicans soon enough.

Don't you get it? Edwards polls high because he's supposed to. It's a media edict.

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  -Edwards ambitions may hurt him Nicholas_J  Jun-29-04 07:32 PM   #0 
  - We don't have time to worry about that now  bluestateguy   Jun-29-04 07:35 PM   #1 
  - I always find these "ambitious" attributions amusing.  spooky3   Jun-29-04 07:38 PM   #2 
  - Well I hope he is ambitious.  sallyseven   Jun-29-04 07:42 PM   #3 
  - There are some problems that will unfold  Nicholas_J   Jun-29-04 08:21 PM   #5 
     - Do you have a link to a quote?  spooky3   Jun-29-04 08:38 PM   #7 
     - EJ Dionne on NPR said Johnson is the only VP recently who delivered..  AP   Jun-30-04 12:36 AM   #28 
  - Kerry's has enormous assets to gain with Edwards...  rezmutt   Jun-29-04 07:43 PM   #4 
  - I keep on hearing about the enourmous assets he will gain with Edwards  Nicholas_J   Jun-29-04 08:24 PM   #6 
     - why don't you check out the professionally conducted polls that show  spooky3   Jun-29-04 08:42 PM   #8 
     - OK... Here goes nothing  Scoopie   Jun-29-04 09:39 PM   #11 
        - I've had it with this.  JohnLocke   Jun-29-04 09:48 PM   #13 
        - Nope  Scoopie   Jun-30-04 12:39 AM   #31 
           - Others don't have a problem...until you talk them into having one.  AP   Jun-30-04 12:41 AM   #33 
        - This argument will not stand up.  Darkamber   Jun-29-04 10:27 PM   #17 
        - Working hard for the Republicans at the pool parties.  AP   Jun-30-04 12:40 AM   #32 
        - If Edwards is such anathema, why did Gore nearly pick him in 2000???  rezmutt   Jun-30-04 05:45 PM   #43 
     - 40% of dems polled. 8 of 11 MISSOURI co. chairs, Nebraska  chimpymustgo   Jun-29-04 08:47 PM   #9 
     - Not really  Nicholas_J   Jun-29-04 10:47 PM   #18 
        - Better "prepared"??? Give him a citation or a gold watch.  AP   Jun-30-04 12:29 AM   #25 
        - ANd the fact that Edwards is enthusiatic, and energetic  Nicholas_J   Jun-30-04 04:26 PM   #41 
        - I really hate to say this  Cats Against Frist   Jun-30-04 09:13 AM   #38 
           - CNN poll confirms this. Edwards has high positives, low negatives,  AP   Jun-30-04 09:41 AM   #39 
     - What exactly are you looking for?  Darkamber   Jun-29-04 10:05 PM   #16 
     - Polls indicate  Nicholas_J   Jun-29-04 11:48 PM   #21 
        - Did you see where MO county Dem officials want Edwards on the ticket?  AP   Jun-30-04 12:25 AM   #24 
           - Yes I did  Nicholas_J   Jun-30-04 12:32 AM   #27 
           - Where did you get the information about whom they questioned?  AP   Jun-30-04 12:37 AM   #29 
              - About a half dozen sources, but this is one:  Nicholas_J   Jun-30-04 04:42 PM   #42 
           - their site has a banner on "Sodomy-Based Marriage" and  spooky3   Jun-30-04 08:46 AM   #37 
     - David Bonior lost to Jennifer Granholm in the Michigan Gov primary.  AP   Jun-30-04 12:32 AM   #26 
  - Kerry has the confidence  surfermaw   Jun-29-04 09:34 PM   #10 
  - Thats a pretty stupid reason  BrentTaylor   Jun-29-04 09:42 PM   #12 
  - For a reason related to this is one reason I favor Graham  Bombtrack   Jun-29-04 09:54 PM   #14 
  - I agree.  cosmokramer   Jun-29-04 09:56 PM   #15 
  - Maybe Edwards lack of qualifications will hurt him.  Skwmom   Jun-29-04 11:35 PM   #19 
  - Such hostility to the experiences and achievements of regular Americans.  AP   Jun-30-04 12:39 AM   #30 
     - Having a personal injury attorney a heartbeat  Skwmom   Jun-30-04 01:43 AM   #34 
        - People aren't turned off by class warfare. The Republicans are desperate  AP   Jun-30-04 01:58 AM   #35 
  - as if all the other finalists are not ambitious for the presidency?  WI_DEM   Jun-29-04 11:43 PM   #20 
  - thanks for that. n/t  goodhue   Jun-30-04 12:05 AM   #22 
  - This is beyond stupid.  dralston   Jun-30-04 12:14 AM   #23 
  - True. You could argue that Gore's problem was he didn't want to be Pres...  AP   Jun-30-04 09:44 AM   #40 
  - Akin to subtle muckraking  Cats Against Frist   Jun-30-04 07:06 AM   #36 

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