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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:06 PM
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Call me crazy, but John Edwards would be the perfect candidate to challenge Obama from the Left
Just think about it. He'll force Obama to address the issues that progressives care about, but won't be a real threat to taking the nomination.
Plus, I think the lad's got quite a bit of spare time on his hands anyway.

What do you say? John Edwards in 2012!!
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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:07 PM
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1. Uh.......
Good luck with whatever the intent of this thread was.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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2. Ok.. You're crazy
What makes you think that ANYONE would talk about ANYTHING but Edward's transgressions? There would not be one peep about policy to be found anywhere.
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:16 PM
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11. I agree
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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3. He's about as good as any other potential challenger.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:11 PM
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8. Yeah, any challenger would reduce Obama's chances of re-election.
There's never been a Presidential incumbent who benefited in the general from having had a challenger in the primary.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:09 PM
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4. ok
you''re (you know--what you said)
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:09 PM
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5. So what if Obama talked about it all?
So if he were forced to talk about a thing, that helps bring it about?

The usual magical thinking regarding the all powerful bully pulpit.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:09 PM
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6. Any challenger will divert attention and resources away from the general campaign
thereby weakening Obama in the long run.

And John Edwards is pathetic.
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:11 PM
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7. One word. Untrustworthy!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:11 PM
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9. So what we're saying is... it's an idea SO zany, it just. might. work.!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:13 PM
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OK. That's crazy.
Are you happy now?

If I get so pissed at Obama that I would vote for Kermit the Frog in the primary, maybe I could consider Edwards. But I'd still rather vote for Kermit than a creep like Edwards.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:13 PM
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10. are you fucking serious. da lounge, for you. lol. the guy is a lair. i dont believe a damn
thing he says, and would be nothing but a joke and a circus.
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