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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:10 PM
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John Edwards: What's at stake in these elections
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 07:11 PM by machka
 
Run time: 01:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Lo3dBHlfc
 
Posted on YouTube: October 23, 2006
By YouTube Member: wncnn
Views on YouTube: 5127
 
Posted on DU: October 30, 2006
By DU Member: machka
Views on DU: 5232
 
From YT user wncnn:
"At a Heath Shuler rally in Asheville, Senator John Edwards explains the importance of this election, of early voting, and of helping to get out the vote."
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:16 PM
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1. Heath is goin' to get-her done!
And it was great Edwards was able to go back and help Heath a second time!

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:35 PM
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2. k and r
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:59 PM
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3. Wow. Fantastic.
It felt like he was talking to each and every one of us on a personal level.

Very inspiring.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:33 PM
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4. Inspiring, indeed!
Awesome video by WNCNN!

:kick:
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 PM
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20. Yep.
"We choose to be inspired." ~ JRE, 2004

He always speaks like that - from the heart. And he can carry a message like no one else I've ever seen.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:41 PM
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5. Wow! Wow!
This is why so many people here at the DU are crazy about John. Great stuff!
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gregflynn Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:45 PM
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6. Great stuff
Looking forward to Tuesday. We're doing what we can at BlueNC.com
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:04 PM
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12. Go get 'em!!
here's to a Blue NC!!
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:11 PM
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14. Blue ocean wave of good things to come..
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:55 PM by benny05
If we can let hope lead the way... :kick:
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:30 PM
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26. :)
"Hope is on the way!" ~ JRE, 2004 Democratic Convention
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:12 AM
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69. Way to go Edwards!
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 10:13 AM by SIMPLYB1980
Thank you for helping restore some of my faith in NC politics. See where not a bunch of racist, inbred hicks.
:yourock:
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:29 PM
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25. Great work, BlueNCers!
And for more videos by WNCNN, check out their youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=wncnn
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:46 PM
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7. Why the HELL has this man gotten so panned by the media in this country?
oh...wait...i know....



HE MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

No man that might actually make a real difference in the politics of this country stands a chance these days, of this i am convinced.

Thomas Jefferson couldn't be elected to School Board today.

It's a fucking shame.

You go, John!
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 PM
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10. Actually, he's a media darling.....
where have you seen him get panned?
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 PM
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17. It's just that JRE is on the local news and not much in the MSM
Except there was a good article today about JRE trying to help out in 2004...
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/us/30album.html

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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:28 PM
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24. M$M's spotlight is on the centrist candidates,
HRC and Obama especially. The progressives don't get nearly the attention they deserve, because of the M$M's perception/meme of the country as "conservative."

I think if they actually listened to "we the People," the M$M would be in for a shock.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:44 PM
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29. I wouldn't call them centrists
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:44 PM by benny05
But don't know what to call them either..
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. Right-adjusted centrists??
you got me. :shrug:
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:06 PM
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33. Me either n/t
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BruceMcF Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #29
34. Isn't the center the person between the right guard ...
... and the right tackle?

Actually, given that people called "centrists" are typically centre-right and the extreme right, I think right tackles is exactly the right term.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:47 PM
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8. Oh my God.....
John Edwards for 2008 - he is what this country needs right now. I saw his MSNBC footage while he was in New Orleans over spring break....http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11713087 / - he was a man with a mission.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 PM
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15. Was, is, and always will be. ;)
Right now, the mission is getting Democrats elected, and getting the minimum wage raised. Later on...who knows? ;)
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 PM
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21. I'm with you in that....
Julia Boseman is in my district...voting will be sooo easy.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:56 PM
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9. But we need folks to vote for heath
and also

David Gill, IL-15! (http://www.gill2006.com )

Edwards' vision (or any serious 08 candidate's) needs Dem backing! We need to straighten out some of the mess before electing a Dem to the WH.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:15 PM
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18. Just voted today, as a matter of fact. :)
Normally, I'm a straight-ticket Democrat - fill in that one oval, and I'm done - in and out in like, two seconds, right? But today I decided to take that extra time to fill in each oval next to each Democrat - laborious, but OMG was it ever satisfying. ;) No doubt in the world who I meant to vote for. :D
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Not Sure Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:09 PM
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37. That hits close to home
I have done the same thing in the last three elections, only I play a little game with myself. "Hmm, the Republican incumbent, or the Democratic challenger? The Fascist party or the Freedom party? Well, I guess I have to choose the Democrat." Hey, why not enjoy it? :)

And I have to say, too, that this man is so inspiring. It really does feel like he's talking directly with a group of four or five of us at a time. I would like to see him run in 2008. I could get fired up for him then like I'm fired up for David Van Os this year (Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General). If you want to get motivated, check out his campaign at vanosfortexasag.com.

I don't think I'll be voting early this year, though. It's always very easy to get in at my local polling place. And I have to admit, it's just part of the thrill of voting for me, to stand in line with my fellow citizens doing my duty. I don't think I'll have that luxury in 2008, though. Even my dyed red neighborhood is putting up a fair number of Democratic Party signs this year, so I can only imagine the backlash to come.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:17 PM
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41. Van Os was one of those little ovals I filled in. :)
Chris Bell, Barb Radnofsky, David Van Os... *scribble* *scribble* *scribble*
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #37
42. I'm considering some canvassing
As there are NO rethug signs on anyone's lawn on my block.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:53 AM
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60. I've Been Giving David Money EVERY Month Since July 2005
He is such a wonderful man. And I am not from Texas and I currently don't even live in the States but David is MY MAN! Kick ass VAN OS!
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:55 AM
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61. Kick n/t
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BruceMcF Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 PM
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35. That's why John Edwards says the next two elections ...
... are the most important ones.

Literally, we cannot wait another six years while the climate crisis picks up steam and the economy slides downhill. We cannot wait another two years to start fighting the fights and tarring the Republicans with the brush of being against Energy Independence. We've got to start now, and then carry through in 2008.
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 PM
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11. You Can See Why He is One of the 08 Leaders
This guy is so special and just gets so much. The MSM may think Hillary is the only dem out there but, watch, Edwards is going to kick it. I have been watching him and hoping he makes an official announcement.
Wouldn't he make a great President
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #11
31. yes, he would.
From your keyboard to God's ears.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:08 PM
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13. John is so right. I called for two hours tonight and actually spoke
to some citizens who are not going to vote. I find it shocking that we have to beg people to vote in this country. But as John said, we do, so DUers please get out there. It may already be too late for the earth and the country. But we know for any chance of saving ourselves and the polar bears and the people of Darfur and all the wonderful etcs. we MUST act now. Check out the latest environmental news from the UK. Every day now there are two or three new articles and studies deploring our (the USA is no. one perpetrator) diminishment of the species and the earth we all share.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #13
49. yes.
"Our time is now." ~ JRE, 2004 Primary campaign
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 PM
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16. Gaw Damn. He's a STRONG speaker.
Everybody should see that.

Redstone
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:21 PM
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23. Spread it around! ;) n/t
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:18 PM
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19. WE
We will take back the Congress in a week and then we'll take back the White House!

:kick:

Please donate to Heath Shuler to help unseat 16 year incumbent, CORRUPT, despicable, Republican Chainsaw Charlie Taylor!


http://www.heathshuler.com /


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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:42 PM
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28. We are
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:10 PM
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38. and for Jack Carter!
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 PM
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22. Edwards is Spot On
Other countries don't see our moral character. They think of * and not what we stand for.

Excellent video to put up here, thanks, Machka and to the WCNCNN! :headbang:
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:40 PM
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27. That gave me goosebumps
The time indeed IS now.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:01 PM
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32. Congratulations machka.....HOME PAGE !
Great exposure for Heath Shuler too :patriot:
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Herman74 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:09 PM
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36. And he's sharp!...
I personally thought he kicked Cheney's rear end during their debate. To me, it was like he just kept coming after Cheney, wouldn't let up. Cheney, of course, lied during the debate by saying he had never met Senator Edwards before.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:10 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. Hello Herman 74
Welcome to the DU...and appreciate complements towards our Dems! :hi:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:16 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. Welcome to DU Herman74
:toast:
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DemDogs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:33 AM
Response to Reply #36
63. Agree that he beat Cheney -- MSNBC audience agreed too
I figure Cheney resorted to the lie because he knew that he had underestimated Edwards' intelligence and oratorical skill.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 PM
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43. K&R for GOTV! n/t
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Carolina Voice Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:31 PM
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44. Wow! This guy could be president
That is the most exciting thought I've had all day. President John Edwards!

Here's an idea. Take this link and go to a conservative site and find a reason to link back to it without really saying what it is. O8)
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:34 PM
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45. Welcome to the DU Carolina Voice
I'm not there yet for President Edwards, but I'm happy he's campaigning for others. He has a plateful for now.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:46 PM
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47. O_o
...Now where did I put that asbestos suit...?

:rofl:
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DollyM Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:27 AM
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67. I wish he had ran instead of Kerry . . .
I think we may have had a better chance of winning with John Edwards. Kerry alwasy seemed a little cold and distant to me. I think JE would have reached people more effectively.
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Carolina Voice Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:26 AM
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70. Me too...
If that had been the case, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today, because we would have had President Edwards. I like the sound of that.
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america_in_08 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:37 PM
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46. Thanks for the great post.
I am glad John Edwards is making such an impact by help Democratic candidates such as Heath Shuler and many others.

November 2008 will be here before we know it, I hope he will run for President>
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #46
48. Welcome to the DU!
:hi:
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:06 PM
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50. I hope for the best
meantime, Senator Edwards was in Buffalo talkin' about the minimum wage. http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-pa...

Still waitin' for a report, but it should be out tomorrow.
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:24 PM
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52. and tomorrow in NYC...
...talking 'bout US-China relations.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 PM
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51. "I'm talking about us"
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 11:17 PM by aaronbees
Exactly right, John! Damn, how powerful and true! This is so inspiring ....

and thank you to Skinner and the gang for setting up this video forum; this right here is the kind of thing we need to share here before an election .... what a great motivational medium!

:toast: :grouphug: :applause:

* edit to subject line *
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:56 PM
Response to Reply #51
55. Yes, very powerful...
Edwards is an amazing speaker---he speaks from the heart.

I'll join you thanking Skinner et al for adding this awesome video forum!

:applause:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:43 PM
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53. THE MOST REAL GUY WE HAVE. I WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT!!!!
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:47 PM
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54. Dare I say, Edwards' sincerity reminds me of a younger Bill Clinton
They both inspire me. I was brought to tears by this.
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:11 AM
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56. This is not worthy of the "greatest page" n/t
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:28 AM
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57. Everyone's entitled to an opinion...
:shrug:

Have a good night!
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:35 AM
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58. Rallying the troups to vote early and to help get out the vote
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 12:35 AM by LeahD
is as important as it gets!

Kick!
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:21 AM
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64. VOTE and take others to VOTE!
Precisely, LeahD. Getting the word out to GOTV is "as important as it gets."

It's already voting time for most states with early voting.


VOTE DEMOCRATIC!

:patriot:

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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:35 PM
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87. I VOTED!
We have early voting!
(Just noticed my typo above. Ugh. :blush:)
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Impashund Ubique Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:03 AM
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62. The outcomes of a "democratic" forum
Apparently a lot of people thought it was. Majority rules, my friend. But I'd like to know why this impassioned GOTV video is not "worthy" of the greatest page a week before the election. Do educate. If our candidates are able to get across the stakes of these midterms as plainly as Edwards does in his appeal, we might very well become the change we seek.
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nan Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:33 PM
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76. The outcomes of a "democratic"forum
Precisely!!
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:31 PM
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79. hey nan!
Nice to see you here! :hi:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:04 AM
Response to Reply #56
65. Of course not, it's much too important.....
...and why it's on the HOME PAGE ! :hi:
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:30 PM
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78. Touche. . .very perceptive remark Mindyourhead. . .
I second the sentiment. Fabricated importance. So much theater . . .

Is this what the Video Forum is going to be. . .candidate commercials for 2008?

GOOD GRIEF! I, for one, won't fall for this shallow stuff. . .I came to DU to get away from the HYPERBOLIC media!


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:48 PM
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82. Did you even watch the video?
My God. We're all on the same team, folks - we may like different players, but right now we're all supposed to be working together as a team to get people to the polls, voting for Democrats. That's what this video is about.

You may not like the guy, but surely you cannot dispute his message here..
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:56 PM
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83. Criticizing Medium, not the Message. . .
a message coming from MOST EVERY Democrat who knows the high stakes at risk next week.

Edwards' speech, which I did watch unlike your snarky question suggests to negate my criticism, is just another delivery of same meme. . .not the greatest speech of this election season as this thread is pushing. . .Edwards' supporters SAY they're for Team Democrat but they're recommending this thread as the greatest thread for TEAM EDWARDS 2008. . .OVER THE TOP. . .

Video Forum = another medium that becomes the message. . .Edwards' fanatics keeping their "American Idol" high profile to drown out Obama. . .Gore. . .Clark

And don't ASSUME that I don't like Edwards; quite frankly it's his zealous fanatics I don't like.

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:34 PM
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84. I recommended this thread because I thought Edwards gave a great speech.
I am not a part of TEAM EDWARDS 2008, or any team for 2008 yet. I'm keeping an open mind at this point about who I want our candidate to be, but right now it's not even a priority. Getting Bob Casey elected has been a priority; getting John Murtha re-elected has been another priority.

I believe as Democrats we will have many wonderful choices for our candidate in 2008. I am not ready to make that choice now, but I will recommend a good speech for greatest page whenever I see one...and that was the case here. :)
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:02 PM
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85. In reality
There is a TEAM EDWARDS in Des Moines, but most of us are unaffiliated with it. However, they get out and do stuff for other Dems, such as Chet Culver, who is in a tight race for Governor.
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:57 AM
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59. A time for vigilance ... the whole world is watching...
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:32 AM
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71. Welcome to the DU vmaus!
Great picture... :hi:
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:35 PM
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80. Yes, welcome!
That picture is amazing: How far we've come, how far we've yet to go... *sigh*
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:24 AM
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66. Edwards has great op-ed in WaPo
About our lack of leadership in Uganda...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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machka Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:42 PM
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81. thanks for the link, benny! n/t
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:12 AM
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68. Edwards belongs on the ticket in '08. The question is where, with whom?
I'd love to see Edwards/Obama or Edwards/Gore (unlikely!) or Edwards/Clark.

Newsprism
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Frank Nata Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:53 AM
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72. EDWARDS IS AWESOME!
He's the only candidate in the 04 races who consistently carried the independent and RHINO votes. That means he's a Democrat with the ability to win more than our nomination, more than the ability to lead Democrats, but also the ability to lead Americans as well. I voted for him in our primary and will campaign for him if he runs. PLEASE RUN JOHN!!!!
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:59 AM
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73. Welcome to the DU, Frank Nata!
Edwards is electric, isn't he? I sure hope Heath wins!

:hi:
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Frank Nata Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 06:48 AM
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89. Edwards is a good guy, a great speaker, and an AMERICAN!
He's not someone who is just telling me what I wish were true, but instead he tells me what the facts are, and then how to fix it. How many other Presidential hopefuls just give fiery speeches without any real ideas?! Edwards is my man for 08 and 12!!!!
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:15 AM
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74. I saw him give a similar speech in Reno last week! This clip doesn't
do justice to his full message -- he was right on target in how, from his travels, he's seen the chaos across the world resulting from this failed administration. He tied it all together much more eloquently than I am here with this post. I only wish he was talking to a larger, average-voters crowd -- it was a week-day, mid-day event and we had a smaller turnout than we hoped. He was speaking to the base here. Nevertheless, the point was to get our volunteers motivated for the last GOTV push, and to take the message forward into the neighborhoods. Very inspiring! Thanks for the clip.
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Drama Queen Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:57 PM
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88. I agree
This clip was simply pulling out his GOTV message. Here's a longer clip more to the point (and more geared to a 2008 run): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFWbKOiJwWk
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 10:43 AM
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90. Thanks Drama Queen and welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Impashund Ubique Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 09:15 PM
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91. Thanks.
That's another thread in itself. I read on NPR's website today that the pundits are watching out for NC-8 this cycle, they think it is a real toss-up. One of the reasons cited was the fact that Shuler has got Edwards to campaign for him. They've done two events together I believe? Heath is probably not the kind of dem that most at DU idealize, but he's got a great shot at the seat - wow, less than a week left!
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:47 PM
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75. Kos just blogged about this race on his site
NC-11 and the competitive South
by kos
Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 10:18:31 AM PST
Elon University. 10/22-26. All voters. MoE 5% (No trend lines)



Taylor (R) 26
Shuler (D) 46



The race is tighter than that, since 2/3rds of poll respondents probably won't vote. And as you've seen in the CNN polling blogged earlier, the general populace is much more anti-Republican than likely voters. That's been one of our crutches the past few cycles.

http://www.dailykos.com /
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:17 PM
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77. Now THERE'S what I call a true leader - and note the conspicuous
absence of a smirk on that face.

..........we was TRULY robbed in 2004..........sigh........
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MontanaMaven Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:03 PM
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86. Send this out to everyone to get them working
He makes you want to work. He makes you want to get up in the morning. After so much exclusion from the bullies of both parties, he asks you to join him. He asks you to become part of something big. There still is his belief like Thomas Paine's "That we have it in our power to begin the world again." I sen this to the ground troops in my county as we enter the final week, but to not stop there. This is a movement and not about an election.
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