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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:22 PM
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Breaking on MSNBC: Edwards to announce
WASHINGTON - Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards intends to enter the 2008 race for the White House, two Democratic officials said Saturday.


The former North Carolina senator plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina last year and slow to recover from the storm.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_el_pr/democra...
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:25 PM
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1. I thought he'd already announced he was running.........
I guess not. But, somehow, I knew he was running.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:27 PM
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2. Will the Daily Show carry it live?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:32 PM
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4. If TDS has even half as much influence as the news media seem to think...
...I hope Stewart covers it.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 01:07 AM
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19. My only news sources on TV are TDS and the Colbert Report.
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 01:07 AM by Seabiscuit
The other programs masquerading as news programs are just really, really bad comedy.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:28 PM
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3. What a relief!
With Bayh out and all of the Clinton/Obama hysteria going on, we could use some fresh air, around here. Now, if only Gore would announce....
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:36 PM
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5. Gore/Edwards?
Fine ticket, that would be!
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:56 PM
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12. It would be a fine ticket! eom
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 01:18 AM
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20. That sort of undermines the message that the Dem party is not sclerotic and
inbred, as Kevin Phillips puts it in American Theocracy.

No more political family dynasties on the ticket or people who derive their power from anywhere else other than the fact that the represent middle class and working people's interests because they came from the middle and working class.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:46 PM
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17. I agree
Bayh was going absolutely nowhere.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:39 PM
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6. I really like that he's announcing from NO
It's a great way to shine the spotlight on both NO and poverty in general.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:55 PM
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7. I agree, cali.
Edwards has at least been consistent with his attempte to force the issue of poverty front and center. The spotlight SHOULD be back on New Orleans. How quickly some of us (like Bush) forget.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:56 PM
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8. Associated Press Writer 2 minutes ago
Officials: Edwards to enter 2008 race

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 2 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Former Democratic vice presidential nominee
John Edwards intends to enter the 2008 race for the White House, two Democratic officials said Saturday.
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Edwards, who represented North Carolina in the Senate for six years, plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina last year and slow to recover from the storm.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Edwards' announcement.

As Edwards enters the crowded field, the Lower Ninth Ward provides a stark backdrop to highlight his signature issue that economic inequality means that the country is divided into "two Americas."........

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_el_pr/democra...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:57 PM
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9. the Lower Ninth Ward provides a stark backdrop.....
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:16 PM
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10. My yahoo link seems to be updating itself too :)
Starting to sound like an Breaking Official Leak :rofl:

The ChiTrib leaked earlier this week via The Swamp, but they had him announcing in Robbins.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:17 PM
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11. All I'll say is he picked a good year.
2008, if it is anything like 2006, will be a year where a populist will shine.
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cobaindrain Donating Member (731 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:01 PM
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13. His problem is...
...not holding any office in the 4 years between elections and sort of being out of the public eye. The lack of experience tag still sticks...he just hasn't done enough.

Now granted, I understand his wife had cancer, he had more important things to deal with. But this isn't a much different Edward than the one who ran in 2004. He'll finish 2nd to Hillary.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:28 PM
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14. Hillary's in trouble.
Her much vaunted popularity has more to do with name recognition than anything else. I'm not saying she can't get the nom, but she's facing some really sticky problems. First off there's Barack Obama, who is going to give her some stiff competition in southern state primaries, and then there's Edwards who's already ahead of her in Iowa. Not so easy for Hillary.
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KatieB Donating Member (431 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:37 PM
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15. No problem - He's been in public eye since last election
You just haven't been a part of this
http://oneamericacommittee.com/splash /
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:38 PM
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16. I'm glad he is running.
I like him.
He seems very real.

Right now, he's at the top of my list.
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america_in_08 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:18 PM
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18. John Edwards all the way to the Whitehouse 2008
I am so excited. I have been waiting for him to decide to run. I can't wait for the official announcement.
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Jacklyn75 Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:21 AM
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21. I love John Edwards and Elizabeth too! This is great news!
Personally, I think Gore should have picked him for VP in 2000. I really believe he could have made the difference in several close states. Edwards honestly cares about the poor and the middle class and he's very smart. Elizabeth is just awesome! Go John!
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