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mrbluto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:31 PM
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110. What can I say?
You know when I felt o.k. about Bill Clinton?

when I saw a picture of him as a kid in his band uniform.

Looking at that I knew that somewhere somehow at one point he had a normal life as a normal kid. Bill wasn't perfect, he had baggage, but I sensed it would be ok and that maybe it would take a bit of a trickster to thwart the republicans. Meanwhile Bush Sr. couldn't guess the price of a gallon of milk.

I just had a similar moment for Edwards looking at a picture of him hugging his wife at a party that was posted in this thread.

I looked at that picture with it's imperfections and saw that it was a real hug and that they were really having fun and really cared for each other. Whatever else, whatever dealing, so long as there's that bit of realness we're better off. Obama might have this realness, but I haven't seen it yet. And I say with real sympathy "Poor Hilary" when I think of how beleaguered and beaten down her hopes must have been over the course of Bill's administration. I can't blame her if we never see the real Hillary give her experience over that eight years, she's bounced back, but I want a real president, and I don't think she'll feel free to be real.

This time it will take a heap of lawyering and, not just mere repair, but punitive retribution, to roll back republican encroachments.

Seems to me that Edwards is the guy.

Take a look at the picture I mentioned and see if you can't feel it'll be ok.

Not perfect.

Not optimal.

but ok.
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