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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 06:02 PM
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Elizabeth Edwards, symbolism, and substance
I remember my first gay pride parade. It was in Chicago and I was totally amazed. It was one of the longest parades I have ever seen and people running for governor, treasurer, congress, and a host of lesser offices were featured in this parade. For a small town boy who often wondered if he were the only gay person on planet earth. Not only was I not alone, but people actually wanted our votes.

Now Elizabeth Edwards (maybe Elizabeth Kucinich will beat her by a couple of hours) will be the first spouse of a presidential candidate to speak to a pride event. I will admit, this impresses me to some extent. This is a very tangible symbol of the arrival of gays and lesbians as a potent political force. I don't know if I am going to vote for Edwards, but I am surely more likely to do so now than yesterday.

Sometimes symbolism illustrates substance. Time will tell if this is one of those times.
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venable Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 09:45 PM
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1. great decision. putting the campaign's time where it's heart is.
I'm so glad she's doing this.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 12:18 AM
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2. How Is She Doing? Good I hope: )
She's a special lady, and so is her husband. :)
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 11:26 AM
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3. Edwards told Wolfe Blitzer the
other day she was doing great and the last time I saw her, she said she was tired, but it had more to do with Emma Claire and Jack. As an over 40 mom with a six and two yr old, I can fully appreciate that!

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slick8790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 01:10 PM
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4. It seems mind boggling
that here we are in 2007, and this is the first spouse of a presidential candidate to speak at an event like this. Good for her, and all good wishes going out for her recovery.
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