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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:32 PM
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I Feel Sorry For John Edwards. I Really Do.
He had no way of knowing that Ford would die, and have over a week of media headlines, AND then saddam is hung too.
This is a serious post. I like John Edwards, but what's he gonna do now?
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Superman Returns Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:33 PM
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1. thinking the samy myself
Christmas, New Years, 3 major deaths in a week, it really was not a good time.
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:38 PM
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2. Lay low for a month then come out swinging. nt
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pennylane100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:38 PM
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3. This will be a good test for him.
Running for election is like a game of "Survival" It's a make or break time for him. He's a former trial lawyer so I think he will overcome this one unlucky turn of events.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:39 PM
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4. It's a long time til the primaries start.
He'll still be a candidate when these stories blow over in a week or two.
I wish Edwards nothing but the best. He seems like a really decent guy.
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:39 PM
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5. In the end, does it matter?
All that matters is how he gets his message out in IA, NH, SC, and NV. Not whether the people in DC, Chicago, LA, and NY hear about his announcement.
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:08 PM
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13. LOL! That misunderstands Politics 101.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 11:09 PM by Pithy Cherub
DC, Chicago, LA and NY are the prinicipal funders of campaign cash and we are paying attention. The test is whether the donor base will fund and a lack of visibility right now is not a good thing for any candidate unless they have a pipeline of cash - Clinton, Obama, Gore. Money is one of the very first primaries and the media wants to see if after an announcement will the FEC filings demonstrate financial viablity.
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:08 AM
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21. People seem to be flocking to his cause.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:39 PM
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6. It is plenty early... makes not a difference
at all.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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7. When he announced last time, the news was drowned out by a hurricane...
Anyone remember that?
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:50 PM
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9. And Wes Clark, who leaked that he was planning to get in the race.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:56 PM
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12. You've Said This Twice In In This Thread Now
We get the idea.
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:49 PM
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8. The irony is that, I think he did his announcement early to take advantage of a slow news period.
Just shows you never know.

Remember in 2003 when he did his big announcement, Wes Clark leaked that HE was going to announce and it stepped all over Edwards' event.

Poor guy, can't catch a break on the announcement thing. But at least he got one day's worth of good press.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:55 PM
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11. You Know This "Thing" With Clarkies And Edwards Supporters Still Lingers, Doesn't It?
Let's move forward together, o.k.?

Peace,

Ding
:)
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:09 PM
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14. It's no "thing" - I didn't criticize Clark - just stated a fact
you're reading way too much into my point.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:10 PM
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16. Well O.K. Then (nt)
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:19 PM
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17. He's gotten weeks of great press from Tweety
showing his College tour interview, plus other interviews, over and over during the holidays when they were on vacation and he showed repeats of Edwards.
I don't know of any other candidate that's gotten so much good media attention. I don't feel sorry for Edwards...I just hope Clark gets a good interview with Tweety. Then maybe I'll give him a little slack.

Edwards shouldn't be crying...he should be thanking Matthews from the bottom of his heart and slapping himself on the back at his good fortune.

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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:21 PM
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18. Good Point Auntie : )
:)
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:22 PM
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19. And on the Day of the announcement, Oprah
replays Barack Obama's interview and really sells his book. Tweety versus Oprah - guess who won... That was the one that made me raise an eyebrow.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:28 AM
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23. He was on Hardball again tonight, too...with Tweety saying it was
great that he's in the race. Talked about economic issues, mostly.

Of course, Tweety may turn at any moment..
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:51 PM
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10. It's all in the timing
I've noticed in life that the times you think are the best turn into sludge and the times you think are wrong are the right ones.
I have a feeling, and no bad intended, that this may be a bad omen. I cannot shake the feeling he is chasing rainbows this time. When I heard him talk about lack of experience and cited Cheney, ect. it was a direct 'borrow' from what Obama said a month or so ago on Russert I felt he was reaching. this could be bad advice but, things don't seem to tick along right. Like the website thing.
I wish him luck and hope things get better for him.
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:10 PM
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15. Whatdid hesayabout Cheney?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:35 PM
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20. He still got some good press. He was great on Hardball
Friday. He's going to do OK. His Hardball appearance was very convincing. Bad timing or not, he's got the goods.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:15 AM
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22. 13 months to go. The first week will hardly be significant in the long run. nt
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