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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:28 PM
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Is Elizabeth Edwards a class act or what?
This isn't a politics post, but a comment on John and Elizabeth Edwards' personalities.

Never met them, but I have the notion that they are terrific parents.

I want these people to be my neighbors. Who do I call to get that done?



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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:29 PM
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1. Well... she's your DU neighbor
:) Or she used to be.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:31 PM
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3. still is
but uses another name to remain anonymous.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:34 PM
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4. How do you know?
:tinfoilhat: ;-)
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:43 PM
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8. from someone who knows her
but they can't say what her anonymous name is since well, she wants to remain anonymous.

but i'm sure she will post under her own name in the future as she has done a few times before.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:48 PM
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14. Hi, Lavender Brown (again!)
She is? On DU? I had no idea. Where have I been?

Have others mentioned this before?

I guess I need to wake up and put on a pot of coffee.

Thanks for the info.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:44 PM
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28. Yep - her username is...
ElizabethEdwards (!)

:)
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:30 PM
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2. she is great , i love her
and John Edwards too.

she posts on DU also. she posts under her own name at times, but she has another name she posts under when she wants to remain anonymous. Chris Heinz does the same thing.

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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:37 PM
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5. I met her when she campaigned for Kerry/Edwards in our town ...
Just watching her up close, she could be VP or maybe even Prez ...lots of down to earth personality, common sense and intelligence of a high level ...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:51 PM
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15. I sense the same thing, NVMojo. But I don't have the --
-- advantage of our seeing her up close like that.

I surely would love to see these people in the White House, and sooner would be better than later.

And by 'sooner' I was thinking about, oh, 4:00 this afternoon.

Does that work for you?
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:38 PM
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6. She is---and the whole family is good people.
I'm proud to have them as fellow North Carolinians!

I met John when he was running for Senator and had a quick conversation with him (he's a fellow member of the Bar here). Anyway, he was just a really nice regular guy--super smart too!





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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:41 PM
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7. Just before the election - I watched (on CSPAN) her work
a meeting with voters for an hour. She was phenomenal. My mother and I were both watching and just kept uttering... "Wow!" So articulate, wise, good on her feet, clear speaking - making complex ideas very easy to follow and understand. I haven't been so impressed with a single viewing of any political figure that I can ever remember.

I honestly hope that she continues in the public arena (John, too, of course). She could inspire another generation of girls... currently the political women we have the most exposure to seem either insipid (first Lady and first daughters come off as window dressing) or rabid (the wingers who get the most tv time). Elizabeth Edwards is thoughtful, very intelligent, very poised, and very real. Count me as a big fan.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:53 PM
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16. Hi, salin.
Ok, then -- you are counted.

Me, too.

I just switched my avatar, in fact.

Your post was great, by the way.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:22 PM
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20. Thanks for the compliment
and, I am glad to be counted :D
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 PM
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9. She was impressive...
... when I saw her do a town meeting on CSPAN. I'd love to meet her sometime she's one terrific lady. I'm traveling to NC next week and I'll keep in mind that NC has great people like her.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:54 PM
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17. Hi, bookman.
Yes. If you go to North Carolina next week, say hello to that pretty state for me and if you by some random chance encounter the Edwards family, relay fond respect and affection from many of us here on DU.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 PM
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10. Classy is nice. But in this day an age, I'd rather have a ruthless
cutt-throat take-no-prisoners Dem campaigning :shrug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:47 PM
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11. Well, it can be power politics without Elizabeth and John --
-- becoming demons.

I'm in love with both of them and I want them in the White House. Short of that, I insist on their being my personal neighbors.

And again -- I want this done by next weekend.

: )
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:52 PM
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12. Teresa was attacked for being "too tough"
for being "too outspoken" etc.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:56 PM
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13. Should've kept it up, instead of disappering into the shadows
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:57 PM by DS1
IMO

And we can agree that I could be wrong, but not any more wrong than the entire Kerry/Edwards 2004 team :eyes:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:30 PM
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24. I respect your views, but just can't get to the word "wrong" --
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:31 PM by Old Crusoe
-- about our 04 ticket. It felt truly "right" to me, and every day I watch Dr. Rice lying to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or read accounts of Abu Godzilla urging the President of the United States to ignore the Geneva accords, I am reminded that John Kerry and John Edwards were intelligent and humane people with independent, brilliant wives, and that I could have learned a hell of a lot more from them than from anyone Bush has trotted out before our attention.

I think history will rightly ask why U.S. voters chose to re-elect a man who flatly did not have the citizens' best interests at heart.

----
edit: typos
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:40 PM
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27. I wanted to gag all the way through the last day of the convention
with all the Vietnam stuff. Didn't strike me as the least bit relevant.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:20 PM
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34. I'm not trying to pick a fight with you, DS1, but I was --
-- lifted by our convention. I loved Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. I loved Obama. I even loved Bill Clinton -- who, no matter what, can give a speech in front of a crowd of people.

And the Edwards' older daughter's speech, too, really knocked me out. Let's run her against that damned Liddy Dole...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 PM
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18. God, I can't imagine someone honestly evaluating --
-- Teresa and not finding something extremely admirable in her.

I was VERY impressed with both our Johns' wives.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:26 PM
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23. "Shove It" made me look at her in a different light...although I am not
super fond of John.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:58 PM
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19. For any John and Elizabeth Edwards fans --
-- I just posted a request to the Administrators, asking for a new avatar with their picture. We have one or two of John and a group picture with Elizabeth, but none of just John and Elizabeth together.

Unless I've just missed it.

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:23 PM
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21. They are good people
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:33 PM
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25. Hi, John. Thank you for saying this --
-- and for posting on this thread.

I've come to recognize that when your name appears beneath a post, it's likely to be affirming, interesting, and timely.

Sorry if compliments embarrass you, but facts are facts, and I say you deserve it.

Good wishes your way on this Saturday afternoon.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:54 PM
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32. ha dont make me humble now
They really are great people
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:25 PM
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22. I really like them as people even if I was against Edwards the candidate.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:25 PM by MrsGrumpy
His genuine adoration for her, the fact that she continues to wear a $12 wedding band is a testament to what real values and morals are about. Not the jacked up, false outrage, Republican moral system. :hi: I could not help but smile every time I saw them with their children.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:36 PM
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26. I guess I've not mentioned their children -- you're right to bring them up
Again, I don't clinically know the exact circumstances, but the impression John and Elizabeth leave with me is that they are parents by which other parents should set their standard.

I loved the address their older daughter gave at the convention. I ate it off the floor. What poise she had. Just a knockout.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:48 PM
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29. I've been wondering how Elizabeth is doing.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:39 PM
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39. Somewhere there's that picture
And it's priceless, it shows a young John Edwards changing his baby daughter's diaper on the floor. I saw that pic when I was a new father and really related to it.

If anyone here has that pic....I would love to see it again...
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jeebie Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:50 AM
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54. picture
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:50 PM
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30. Who ya gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:22 PM
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36. Hi, Seabiscuit. Your post hints of things unknown & --
-- undiscovered. Are you the keeper of secrets?

We bid you, pray, reveal what you know, lest the republic be imperiled by scoundrels!
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:51 PM
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31. I saw her a few times on TV
I remember one time, I think it was with all four of them together, maybe on 60 minutes and she said a couple things that were like grand slam home-runs. I do not remember what she said. I just remember thinking "I really like her".
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:17 PM
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33. Yes. She doesn't seem to be intimidated by tv news people.
I'm struck by her refreshing quality, her way of saying things that make an exact fit, that open the field wider and deeper. I love people like that.
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kiraboo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:21 PM
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35. Believe it or not
my hairdresser had a lot to say about Elizabeth, having worked alongside the girl who was doing her hair before a local appearance. Her comments were negative, but she is a staunch * supporter. Or was, until I talked her out of it. Personally, I admire E. Edwards.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:23 AM
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42. Keep on fighting the good fight, kiraboo.
Thanks for what you did.

Go, team.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:26 PM
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37. very much a class act
yes INDEED
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:25 AM
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43. Hi, skittles. Elizabeth Edwards seemed to me to have --
-- the right perspective in both her family and in public life. I don't feel as if most public people can navigate the two that well, that often.

I admire many other things about her, but that one gift is remarkable in and of itself.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:29 PM
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38. All of the Edwards' impressed me this election
At the beginning of the election, I knew John Edwards had *it* to win an election, but I found him too conservative for my tastes.

But then, Edwards really wowed me at the convention. And I got to see him speak, and man - he, like Dean, makes you want to go out and tear up the pavement for the man!

Then, after the Kerry concession speech, Edwards concession was mad - you could tell he wasn't buying it! He wanted to fight, and fight for us!

Then of course, Elizabeth Edward's post here on DU was awesome - and that whole family is a class act.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:29 AM
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44. Hi, Taverner. I'm embarrassed to say i didn't know --
-- that Elizabeth Edwards had posted here. As i said earlier, I guess I need to wake up and put on a pot of coffee.

Anyway, I liked the expression on John's face during that speech, but even more, I liked the look on his parents' face. I had the notion that he and Elizabeth have the same bedrock pride in their own children as their parents probably have in them. It seemed so palpable, as if it was vibrating out of the tv screen that night.

And let me tell you: it stopped me in my tracks. I like Bill Moyers' range and I like Julian Bond's perspective and I like Alexis Herman's charisma and fire. But the people I think should be nominated for the White House residents next time are John and Elizabeth Edwards.

Thanks for your post.
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:49 PM
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40. I adore her
I also had the chance during the election to see her husband speak several times. Having had the oppurtunity to hear JE, EE and John Kerry I have to say it... I connected most with the Edwards family. I loved John Edwards. There is a man who actually CARES about America.. not about what you can do for him- but what he can do for you. John & Elizabeth are the real deal. I'm hoping to see them again in 2008. I really, really am.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:30 AM
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45. Then maybe we will meet as volunteers for their campaign.
I hope Elizabeth's health is sound and that she is recovering. i know that has to come first.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:50 PM
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41. she's smart, decent and good. What an asset she is to our country.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:32 AM
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46. I can see Elizabeth Edwards in a room of undecided --
-- independent voters -- some of them registered Republicans -- simply winning them over with her brains and her instinct for inclusion and welcome.

Not to take a thing away from Jacqueline Kennedy, but Elizabeth Edwards would be the true rare gem of the American White House, I think.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:34 AM
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47. Speaking of Elizabeth Edwards --
-- may I ask if anyone has an update on her health?

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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:36 AM
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48. Their family ia great
and they are definetely the kind of people I'd want as neighbors.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:45 AM
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50. Hi, fujiyama. Will John Edwards have a chance to win --
-- the Michigan primary next time?

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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:46 AM
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53. Hi Old Crusoe...
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 01:50 AM by fujiyama
I don't see why not...What happened this time was the sense of inevitability by the time it came here. I think everyone just figured Kerry had won it. It was sort of a rubber stamp on the process. Plus Kerry had been endorsed by Gov. Granholm (and I'm not sure but I think Stabenaw or Levin as well). Interestinly enough, she also endorsed the idea of Edwards being the VP candidate as well quite early on.

I like Kerry, but the whole primary process seems like it could of been a lot more effective. There were also some problems here with voting in AA precincts in Detroit during the primaries.

I think Levin or someone else has also proposed the idea of MI being one of the first primaries. It has a large minority population so their voice would also be taken more into consideration. If there is any change in the process next time, Edwards may have a better shot. He has a great message of economic hope and optimism that should resonate well among the various different groups that make up the base of the party.

We'll see how things look in about 3 years. Things could be very different.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:02 PM
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58. Appreciate the big picture view, and agree with you --
-- that things may look different in 2 or 3 years.

Many thanks, fujiyama. Good tidings.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:45 AM
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49. She's great. Smart, articulate, warm, polished
I think she's one of the great dems, really.
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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:33 AM
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51. She's a TOTAL "Girlfriend". Call it a hunch. nt
I'd love to hit a flea market with her.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:43 AM
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52. I like her too,
I met her when she was here campaigning...she stayed and shook hands with all of us and let us take pictures. She was very nice and well spoken...
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:08 AM
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55. Two of the most likable people on the planet!
I hope she is doing better!
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:11 AM
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56. Any updates on her health?!?!?!?!
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jeebie Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:24 AM
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57. Newsweek
Edwards is moving his family back to North Carolina. (His wife, Elizabeth, is said by aides to be responding well to chemotherapy for breast cancer and is scheduled for a lumpectomy in March.)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6885266/site/newsweek/
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:05 PM
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59. I hope "responding well" turns into "complete recovery" --
-- as soon as possible for the sake of her well-being.

Thank you for the update, jeebie.
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