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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:02 PM
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Edwards- "I'll Give Him An Answer"
SEATTLE -- Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, apostle of optimism on the primary trail, began his remarks here last week with a zinger about President Bush's recent prime-time press conference. Edwards sported a near-orange tan, his trademark blue suit and red tie, and beamed, far more at ease on stage than the two US senators preceding him.
''You know it must be an amazing thing to live a life where, when you're asked multiple times whether you've questioned anything you've done, whether you've made any mistakes . . . you can't think of a single thing," he said. The 1,000-plus crowd began chortling loudly. Edwards's voice rose.

''Well I have a suggestion for the president. If he's struggling with that question, give me a call," he said. ''I'll give him an answer."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/04/18/e...
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:07 PM
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1. god i hope he's Kerry's VP pick
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:08 PM
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2. Class act, as a Kerry fan I have to say I miss Edwards.
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Kerry Edwards 2004 Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:33 PM
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12. Yes - Edwards is a Class Act
LeviathanCrumbling, I agree with you -- Edwards is a class act. I hope Kerry selects him as VP
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:13 PM
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3. That press conference was a shining example of why
they don't let Bush out on his own like this anymore than they absolutely have to do. The mistake question was one where they couldn't help him through the ear piece. That question, and Bush's inability to answer it, may prove to be defining in November.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:29 PM
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9. It also demonstrates Bush's psychological inability to admit failure.
We know mistakes have been made. Admitting it would simply confirm what we already know. But I think a lot of people want to hear such an admission - and perhaps an apology as well. It doesn't even have to be an admission of guilt; it need only be an admission of failure.

Bush honestly believes he hasn't failed - at all. His answer indicates a lot about his character.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 01:16 AM
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24. if he doesn't think he failed
he must know something we don't...
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:32 PM
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10. You'd think they would've prepared him for that question...
Just pick some minor decission that nobody knows about and say it was a mistake. The chimp is such a dumbass.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:18 PM
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4. Edwards will appear with kerry at two FL fundraisers!
Last month, Edwards stood at center stage between Kerry and Bill Clinton at a Democratic unity dinner. On Tuesday, Edwards is scheduled to appear with Kerry at two fund-raisers in Florida.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/04/18/e...
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:30 PM
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5. OT, but re:"Edwards sported a near-orange tan"
WTF? Kerry looked orange on MTP today (not just on my TV, others have said so as well). Is ManTan making a comeback? That stuff made people look like hell - as if people in the '70s needed ANY MORE HELP looking like hell...
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:35 PM
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6. I saw Edwards in person last summer and though, man, that guy has
great color for an old guy.

I can't believe he'd have a fake tan.

What I think is that the author of the article was a Republican trying to make a negative out of a positive. Edwards has good color for someone his age -- a dark, natural tan, and no grey hair -- so they pretend it's fake.

It's supposed to put one in mind of Al Gore's bad makeup job in the debates. Calling someone "orange" is a signifier of lameness which Republicans wield against Democrats.

I just have to say, in Edwards's case, it's unwarranted. If you see him in person you think, 'nice skin' and not 'orange skin.' Which is why this reporter is lying about it.

Notice some of the other negative images used in the article.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:02 PM
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7. Old guy??
He is just in his prime.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:48 AM
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14. He's a "spring" for people who remember Color Me Beautiful.
Their skin and the skin of "autumns" have warmer tones.

If the Repugs have nothing better to do than to criticize hair/skin/whatever color (and I was not aware that using cosmetics or hair dye was now a federal crime) perhaps they should examine why Reagan's hair was red in his 70s and W's changes with every season.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:09 PM
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8. I noticed that, too. Can we say "QT"? I kept looking at Kerry's hands
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 03:10 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB
and his face...they didn't match!! It was weird!

But seriously, Edwards does bring a lot of charisma to the ticket.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:54 PM
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11. I remember The Big Dog
at a college question and answer session on C-SPAN a few months ago. He was asked the same question by a college student. His answer was quick and on target. He had no hesittion saying that he regretted not handlng Rwanda differently. He went on for about 5 minutes, extemporaneously, about the history of the region, and the emnity between the tribes there. Now, let's look at Monkey Boy. I cannot honestly seee how ANYONE with a brain can think that George W. Bush is in any way, shape or form "presidential." Perhaps he could be "president" of his cheerleading squad, but really, is he actually our president? ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!! BTW, I like Edwards. He's be great on the stump as VP.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:45 AM
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13. He's absolutely right.
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 01:00 PM
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15. You Go John!!!!
Love it!

He'd be a good pick for VP, Att Gen, Sec of Labor!!!!
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 01:11 PM
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16. That Edwards is one sharp guy! n/t
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 02:32 PM
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17. Sorry to ruin the party! But he really brings very little expertise
to the ticket. Yes, he is very nice and optimistic person...but we need much more than that to run this country.. Remember he is a heartbeat away from the presidency. He just doesn't have the know- how and I CANNOT see him as commander-in-chief. That's why we need Clark. People who have congressional experience are a dime a dozed...but people with military experience are few and far between.
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Kerry Edwards 2004 Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 09:54 PM
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18. You didn't ruin the party!
Sorry Anti-Bush, while I like Clark I think Edwards is a much better VP candidate. I think he brings more to the ticket than just one thing. And besides, Kerry already has military experience.

I am one of those voters who does not happen to think only military guys can be commander in chief. If that were the case we would eliminate a lot of very talented people. FDR did a pretty good job as commander in chief and he didn't have military experience. I guess I would have to suggest that General Clark has no domestic policy experience which is also important in a candidate. He might have a difficult time presiding over the senate without knowing the ins and outs.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 09:57 PM
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19. Being VP will get rid of the experience criticism when he runs for prez
when Kerry's done.

I'd take the experience knocks now rather than later when we need another strong win to follow up Kerry's term(s).
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 09:57 PM
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20. Zing. For sure.
Good job, Edwards.
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SpartacusSC Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:43 PM
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21. Shades of the Big Dog!
He is good on his feet isn't he? :)
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 12:37 AM
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22. Edwards as Vice could help Kerry bring victory...
home. Positive, with hope. and a fast thinker. Boy is he good!
GO JOHN---
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 12:56 AM
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23. Edwards
Edited on Tue Apr-20-04 01:09 AM by DaveSZ
puts a smile on my face every time I hear him speak.


It makes me wonder whether he would have been a better candidate than Kerry, but then again they'd make a dynamic duo!



I'd be happy with Edwards as VP.

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