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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 07:31 PM
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77. I love Edwards but...
I love Edwards, and he had been my first choice. But folks, reality is reality. Politics is as much about timing as anything else. The problem here is that he is up against two candidates that have tons of money between them and are simply sucking up chunks of the electorate that leaves Edwards with the "scraps." The other thing that is putting people off is that when he loses he does not offer any kind of graceful concession, only more of the stump speech. His money is drying up, and while his populist rhetoric has been great, it has been making him seem kind of "angry" and too "single-issue." (Don't get me wrong, I, again, love the tough populist talk which has been very much needed in the debate.) The problem and reality for Edwards is simply his timing, financing, and the divide in the electorate that just doesn't come down his way. If he can't win after Nevada and South Carolina, he is DONE, and it is doubtful he'll win either of those. In a primary situation, you either start winning or the bucks dry up and you start looking non-credible, out of reality, and foolish to keep trying to hang on and continuing to lose just to make some kind of point. Dodd, Biden, and Richardson are great Democrats who understand this and gracefully bowed out. Sadly, I'd love to have seen Edwards do it, but it just doesn't look like it can happen now, and Edwards shouldn't risk being a spoiler candidate. I have therefore gone to Obama, as we need a very new direction and Obama is the only one left with the resources and electoral potential to overcome Hillary's machine. (At the same time, if Hillary does win the nomination, I will be behind her 100% because we MUST take back the White House, and while Hillary is more vulnerable in the general election, she CAN win with the right running mate and the right campaign.)
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  -Hey Fellow Edwards' Supporters... pamela  Jan-09-08 08:32 PM   #0 
  - I don't believe any of the Republican candidates have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Old Crusoe   Jan-09-08 08:36 PM   #1 
  - Go to post #78 I've dug some stuff up for Edwards supporters !  EVDebs   Jan-10-08 07:43 PM   #79 
  - I'm one of the cats our leaders complain bitterly about  Warpy   Jan-09-08 08:38 PM   #2 
  - Amen...  XOKCowboy   Jan-09-08 08:42 PM   #6 
  - repigs have done so much damage to us neo cons too.  alyce douglas   Jan-10-08 10:20 PM   #86 
  - Thanks Warpy.  pamela   Jan-09-08 08:42 PM   #7 
  - Thank you.  jwirr   Jan-09-08 08:49 PM   #10 
  - I'm not leavin' till he leaves...  XOKCowboy   Jan-09-08 08:39 PM   #3 
  - As long as John Edwards is in the race, I'm sticking with him!!  smokey nj   Jan-09-08 08:40 PM   #4 
  - I'm with you smokey been there since the first in the senate race be there till the last dog come h.  surfermaw   Jan-10-08 07:01 PM   #76 
  - I am right behind him all the way  Yael   Jan-09-08 08:40 PM   #5 
  - Yep Yep. n/t  Mojambo   Jan-09-08 08:46 PM   #8 
  - We're the herders not the sheeple!  sandyd921   Jan-09-08 08:48 PM   #9 
  - Well said.  pamela   Jan-09-08 11:23 PM   #23 
  - we are the ones who REFUSE to conform no matter how much pressure is placed  bpeale   Jan-10-08 05:51 PM   #55 
  - I am in no way shape or form abandoning ship  judaspriestess   Jan-09-08 08:59 PM   #11 
  - Edwards is my first choice.....  BlackVelvet04   Jan-09-08 09:02 PM   #12 
  - Hi, Pamela. What a great cartoon. Thanks for your  frogmarch   Jan-09-08 09:13 PM   #13 
  - Hi Frogmarch!  pamela   Jan-09-08 09:48 PM   #16 
     - haha - It's now one of my favs too!  frogmarch   Jan-09-08 09:55 PM   #17 
  - Still on board  OzarkDem   Jan-09-08 09:15 PM   #14 
  - As long as John is in, I'm in. GO, JOHN, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t  AmBlue   Jan-09-08 09:31 PM   #15 
  - I'm not jumping off unless he decides to drop out of the race  socordsx   Jan-09-08 09:58 PM   #18 
  - With him to the end, even if it means a write-in in Nov.  Gloria   Jan-09-08 09:58 PM   #19 
  - Boy, I hear ya.  pamela   Jan-09-08 11:04 PM   #21 
  - that's exactly how I feel tonight!....but JRE all the way....  lisainmilo   Jan-09-08 11:34 PM   #27 
  - He and Kucinich need to stay in. Who knows what smears Obama will come up against and  KoKo01   Jan-10-08 10:51 AM   #38 
  - i, too, am writing his name in the GE if he doesn't get the nod  bpeale   Jan-10-08 05:53 PM   #56 
  - You ARE On The Correct Path! The FAD ... Will Fade, Just Wait Beside John And Liz!  DaLittle Kitty   Jan-09-08 10:06 PM   #20 
  - We have to keep him in, get him nominated -- and keep him ALIVE --- !!!  defendandprotect   Jan-09-08 11:10 PM   #22 
  - I'm not giving up until John Edwards does !  liberalla   Jan-09-08 11:27 PM   #24 
  - I spent a couple of hours walking my precinct today.  JDPriestly   Jan-09-08 11:27 PM   #25 
  - "Don't get mad, get active."  pamela   Jan-09-08 11:51 PM   #29 
     - It was so much fun.  JDPriestly   Jan-10-08 01:57 AM   #30 
        - Wonderful post.  pamela   Jan-10-08 02:28 AM   #31 
           - i learned how to save specific posts  bpeale   Jan-10-08 05:59 PM   #60 
  - Larson Did a Good One of Lemmings, Too...  CorpGovActivist   Jan-09-08 11:30 PM   #26 
  - Here you go...  pamela   Jan-09-08 11:47 PM   #28 
     - I guess we all know which one is the Edwards supporter  Mnpaul   Jan-10-08 06:26 PM   #70 
     - SWEET!  CorpGovActivist   Jan-10-08 10:13 PM   #85 
        - It was from a risk management website...  pamela   Jan-10-08 10:33 PM   #88 
  - A great POSITIVE post, thank you for this.  Nutmegger   Jan-10-08 02:33 AM   #32 
  - New Edwards supporter here.  chknltl   Jan-10-08 04:29 AM   #33 
  - People forget it isn't winner  PATRICK   Jan-10-08 09:01 AM   #34 
  - Well Said PATRICK....thanks for that pump up!  KoKo01   Jan-10-08 10:36 AM   #36 
  - Ain't it the truth...WRITE THE MEDIA! LINK to addresses and example letters...  Triana   Jan-10-08 10:22 AM   #35 
  - folks, Rocky needs our help to stay with the campaign onsite  bpeale   Jan-10-08 06:02 PM   #63 
  - I am with him as long as he is in the race!  janesez   Jan-10-08 10:40 AM   #37 
  - kick. nt  onehandle   Jan-10-08 12:12 PM   #39 
  - John has got more vision for this country than all of the others combined, I'm  Seabiscuit   Jan-10-08 12:17 PM   #40 
  - I'm sticking as long as John does.  Lugnut   Jan-10-08 12:24 PM   #41 
  - We have to get his message heard  TBUSA   Jan-10-08 12:58 PM   #42 
  - "How do we get his message to the masses?"  pamela   Jan-10-08 02:24 PM   #47 
  - great post! K&R  midlife_mo_Jo   Jan-10-08 01:02 PM   #43 
  - Do you think that I, of all people, will CONFORM?!  nonconformist   Jan-10-08 01:07 PM   #44 
  - Now, that made me smile.  pamela   Jan-10-08 03:41 PM   #52 
  - Great post - He is and will be my Candidate till the end.  grmamo   Jan-10-08 01:13 PM   #45 
  - Don't look now but Obama's winning 50% of DU post-NH poll  FlyingSquirrel   Jan-10-08 01:13 PM   #46 
  - That's okay. Although I'm an Edwards fan, I won't diss anyone else for their choice.  Dawggie   Jan-10-08 02:29 PM   #48 
  - Bizarre.  janesez   Jan-10-08 02:31 PM   #49 
  - Great post  Phx_Dem   Jan-10-08 02:36 PM   #50 
  - Excellent thread Pamela keep em coming.  ooglymoogly   Jan-10-08 02:50 PM   #51 
  - My whole 2007/08 election budget is going to John Edwards, except  Snotcicles   Jan-10-08 03:57 PM   #53 
  - That's beautiful, Snotcicles!  pamela   Jan-10-08 05:57 PM   #59 
     - thanx pam. nt  Snotcicles   Jan-10-08 06:33 PM   #72 
  - i really like that last paragraph! can i quote you?  bpeale   Jan-10-08 05:50 PM   #54 
  - Of course...  pamela   Jan-10-08 06:00 PM   #62 
  - I'll support him as long as he runs. And I WILL donate to his campaign. nt  piedmont   Jan-10-08 05:56 PM   #57 
  - K & R  Blue State Native   Jan-10-08 05:57 PM   #58 
  - April 22, 2008 PA Primary Edwards gets my vote!  CANDO   Jan-10-08 05:59 PM   #61 
  - fighting the good fight  upi402   Jan-10-08 06:04 PM   #64 
  - I agree with you  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jan-10-08 06:05 PM   #65 
  - John Edwards certainly don't need no stinkin' Kerry kiss of death.  FreeStateDemocrat   Jan-10-08 06:07 PM   #66 
  - yes  elizfeelinggreat   Jan-10-08 06:09 PM   #67 
  - I donated today, not much but what I could afford  zalinda   Jan-10-08 06:19 PM   #68 
  - Thanks, I love you guys.  pamela   Jan-10-08 06:25 PM   #69 
  - As long as he is steering, I'm rowing. nt  Snotcicles   Jan-10-08 06:31 PM   #71 
  - K & R  MissDeeds   Jan-10-08 06:36 PM   #73 
  - stand firm  Two Americas   Jan-10-08 06:49 PM   #74 
  - WOOHOO! GO JOHN! Come on South Carolinian Democrats! n/t  themartyred   Jan-10-08 06:56 PM   #75 
  - S.C. African American Democrats might not appreciate being taken for granted...  Blackhatjack   Jan-10-08 08:26 PM   #81 
     - heya BHJ, I agree  themartyred   Jan-11-08 01:48 AM   #90 
  - I love Edwards but...  RBInMaine   Jan-10-08 07:31 PM   #77 
  - Oh ye of little faith. Read THIS thread and I mean it,  EVDebs   Jan-10-08 07:40 PM   #78 
  - Obama met Bloomberg not long ago...what's that about, eh ?  EVDebs   Jan-10-08 07:46 PM   #80 
  - I will exercise my freedom to choose and John Edwards is my.  Lint Head   Jan-10-08 08:39 PM   #82 
  - I will not give up on Edwards  Raine   Jan-10-08 08:41 PM   #83 
  - Great... never give up!  7horses   Jan-10-08 09:21 PM   #84 
     - Hi 7horses!  pamela   Jan-10-08 10:37 PM   #89 
  - Checking in!  tnlefty   Jan-10-08 10:28 PM   #87 
  - Very nice Pamela, k&r  asdjrocky   Jan-11-08 01:57 AM   #91 
  - he is still viable until AT LEAST super Tuesday  yurbud   Jan-11-08 01:58 AM   #92 

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