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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 10:38 AM
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185. Thank you Mr. Conason,
As one who respect real journalism, I certainly encourage you to continue in doing what you do; speaking your mind based on facts and not based on what public pressure dictates.

In terms of John Edwards and his quest to become President, his supporter need to understand that his campaign, like the others, will continue to make mistakes in the long run up we have, cause no one is perfect. It is a bigger turn off to have them "Cover" for him everytime he makes one of these campaign misjudgments, as they lose credibility and spend capital of good faith in their quest to rationalize every move he makes.

Once his supporters understand that "protecting and defending" John Edwards at all cost should not be their overarching goal, they will become a much greater force in their support of him and his goals.

If it wasn't for those who freely and honestly criticize some of the bonehead moves made by the campaign, no correctives would occur and John Edwards and his campaign would be the worse off for it.

Thanks again for your time and diligence. If we could have more like you, this entire country would be the wiser for it.

A Wes Clark supporter who corresponded with you during the 2003-04 campaign to inform you that both Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich had their own issues in reference to the Flag Burning Amendment, to which you researched and humbly acknowledged after your criticism of Gen. Clark...

I did not criticize your right to have stood against Clark on that issue at that time (since I wasn't supportive of Clark's stance on that issue either but understood why he thought as he did) and I certainly didn't write you off due to your opinion on that one issue.
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