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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:19 PM
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DMR's David Yepsen just revealed himself to be totally full of shit
On Hardball, he essentially said that Obama will be "just as sullied" by the Clinton attacks as Clinton herself because he is sending a fundraising letter out in connection with them.

He says John Edwards will be the winner in all this.

Tweety followed up with, "Are you guys going to be endorsing John Edwards this weekend? "Oh, I don't know, I stay out of all that stuff," responded Yepsen.

Yepsen, by the way, had a cozy little dinner with Hillary recently, after which he wrote an anti-Obama column on his (perfectly legal) drive to have Iowa-based students caucus for him...
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:20 PM
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1. Yepsen wrote the famous "That's why the lady is a champ" item
recently when HRC had a momentary "comeback." I'll bet Yepsen is a Rethug ...
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:21 PM
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2. He may be right about Edwards being the ulitmate winner in all this.
But I don't think you can argue equivalence because he used the attack to fundraise.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:23 PM
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3. Exactly ... Like HRC hasn't used the "boys club" angle to raise $
Candidates have the right to capitalize on their opponents' mistakes, especially if they weren't provoking them.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:25 PM
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This is a time honored campaign practice.
As someone else brought up in another thread, Dean used this quite effectively.
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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:25 PM
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4. Yepsen is probably correct here..
Edwards will be the winner in this.

As much as I do not support Edwards as a candidate, his campaign is doing all the right things, and I think if he stays on pace we'll see the results on Jan-3rd.

Unfortunately :P
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:27 PM
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7. That's a defensible opinion, and I don't care about it at all
saying Obama is just as dirty as Hillary in all this is absurd.
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:26 PM
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5. HOW??
Did he say something we don't agree with?

I find that's usually a giveaway.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:27 PM
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6. Nah
He just doesn't like Obama trying to stack the Iowa caucuses with out of state students. He is a very influential political reporter in Iowa however.
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:01 PM
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8. Yepsen is full of it
I've read his work most of my adult life (I'm 66), and he's been wrong and on the wrong side always. I finally had to quit reading him because inevitably he made me mad. Forget Yepsen. Nobody here in Iowa gives a da__ what he thinks.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:10 PM
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9. He certainly does seem to come in for a lot of ridicule
The comments portion of that student vote column went on for 9 pages, most of it pretty venomous. One reader kept insisting that the DMR will go for Hillary because it is owned by Gannett and about $200 million of their $1.2 billion in ad revenues is tied to the health care industry, and Hillary as President will do little to disrupt business-as-usual.

Whatever...I'm not fretting about their endorsement, I'm just amazed by the intellectual dishonesty of the man. The one thing I didn't mention in the OP was that David Gregory openly mocked the stance that Yepsen was taking.
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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 09:57 AM
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12. Everyone comes in for a lot of ridicule on the internet. Not really all that telling.
nt
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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:11 PM
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10. Time was when Obama supporters didn't think Yepsen was totally full of shit.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:14 PM
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11. Saw Yepsen on HARDBALL. Am glad to know that he does not have a vote on their endorsement.
He described his paper, the Des Moines Register, as "left leaning"--something he is not.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:00 AM
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13. I think Yepsen is right on this one
It looks opportunistic on Obama's part. He should have taken a higher ground on it than to use it as anoterhr excuse for fund-raising.

(Although I support Edwards, I didn;t like it when Edwards did it either.)
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:04 AM
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14. Isn't he the same guy who literally raved about Obama's J/J dinner speech?
Do you expect him to behave as a pro Obama cheerleader 24/7 or to call them as he sees them?
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 10:05 AM
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15. There are a lot of Iowan's who resent Obama's push to have out-of-state students...
sign up to caucus.
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