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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:18 AM
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Kerry/Edwards ticket....watch for Gebhardt to throw his support
to Kerry soon....

GO Kerry

http://www.JohnKerry.com
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:19 AM
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1. In New Mexico, he threw it to Clark
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:28 AM
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5. That's what I thought. Where's this Kerry stuff coming from?
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Demo Gog Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:22 AM
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2. I don't think
Gephardt throws his support to anyone. And it's a good idea. Look at how much Braun and Gore's support helped Howard in Iowa. The same with McGovern and Michael Moore for Wes in New Hampshire (his numbers are dropping). Perceived "losers," whether warranted or not, DON'T HELP ACTIVE CANDIDATES.
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Bertrand Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:32 AM
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9. Re: "I don't think"
The latest ARG poll has Clark at 20%, so i dont think that fits into your "percieved loser" tripe. I agree that endorsements dont put voters over the top, but they do legitimize candidates.
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Demo Gog Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:34 AM
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12. Don't mistake me
I was NOT calling Clark a loser. But McGovern only won MA back in '72. Mike Moore CAN SOMETIMES go over the top. That's all I'm saying. Clark doesn't need them. He's a fine candidate in his own right.
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Bertrand Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:43 AM
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13. I disagree
I think Clark needs them right now because they help establish him cred within the Democratic community, because right now the biggest criticism coming from his opponents is his liberalism. I agree though that, for the most part, endorsements are over-valued.
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Demo Gog Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:07 AM
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15. With all due respect
I don't believe George McGovern and Michael Moore will build Clark's credentials within our Democratic Party. Now an endorsement from Bill or Hillary Clinton, George Mitchell, etc., in other words a perceived "winner" would DEFINITELY help boost Clark. I like Wes. I want to see him on the ticket, in fact (as VP). But he doesn't need George McGovern or Michael Moore.
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UnAmericanJoe Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:22 AM
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3. That's a winner IMO
Kerry/Edwards is a strong ticket.

I also like Kerry/Clark (although less so)
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:24 AM
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4. don't get too ahead of yourself
we still have to work in new hampshire. and edwards is in a very good position to win the nomination right now.his big showing should be in south carolina. and endorsements don't mean much as the candidates themselves.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:28 AM
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6. photo from today's WP.....it'll be a Kerry/Edwards ticket...



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UnAmericanJoe Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:30 AM
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7. They are totally ready to make out!
Thats a great pic
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Goldom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:30 AM
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8. they look uncomfortably close...
bout to smack into each others skulls =\
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Demo Gog Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:32 AM
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10. I'm a die-hard Edwards supporter...
but, amen1234, that is the coolest photo I've seen all week. You've just made my evening. Looking at that picture, Bush/Cheney don't have a chance in hell.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:15 AM
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16. Edwards debating death-warmed-over-cheney would be a
great contrast and a BIG win for Edwards....especially as cheney starts spouting his recent dark rhetoric about America's perpetual wars...


IMO, Kerry and Edwards would make a great team....
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:34 AM
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11. totally looks like they are about to kiss
there are many pics of them together. they are both good friends. but it doesn't gaurantee anything about pres/vp. kerry has a lot of hard work to do, especially in the south.
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SangamonTaylor Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:47 AM
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14. Edwards campaign just picked up NH and SC Gephart supporters
Five State Reps And Other Prominent Gephardt Supporters Join Wave Of New Support For John Edwards

MANCHESTER, NH - On the heels of John Edwards' second-place finish in Iowa, thousands of New Hampshire voters, including dozens of Dick Gephardt backers, are throwing their support behind Edwards.

Attracted by Edwards' optimistic, detailed plan to change America, and by his proven ability to reach voters in all parts of the country, Granite Staters are packing into Edwards' events and flooding his offices with requests for more information and offers to volunteer. Since Monday more than 300 volunteers from across the country have signed up to campaign for Edwards in New Hampshire, joining hundreds who are already volunteering in the state.

"Voters in New Hampshire are tired of politics as usual and the petty sniping that has dominated this primary battle. They deserve a candidate who believes in America and who believes in them, and who has real policy ideas to get our country back on track," Edwards said. "We are past the preliminaries. It's time to choose a president."

Among the voters who are rushing to Edwards are elected officials and staff members who previously backed Gephardt.

House Minority Leader Peter Burling noted that Edwards truly understand the problems facing middle class people. "John Edwards absolutely stands out in my mind as a man who can both feel the anxieties and concerns of the American people, focus his extraordinary intellect on how to respond to the concerns, and then articulate a position, which people can both understand and rally behind," said Burling. "John Edwards has got the bounce, and he knows what to do with it. In my view John Edwards is going to play brilliantly across this country."

"I've admired John Edwards, the policies he's fought for and the positive way he's run this campaign," said State Representative Jackie Pitts (D-Portsmouth), a Gephardt supporter. "But what convinced me is seeing him on the campaign trail. He has a and honest sincere passion and a natural ability to connect with voters of all stripes."

"John Edwards, like Dick Gephardt, has spent his life fighting for regular Americans. Both men came from humble beginnings and both have never forgotten who they are fighting for," said State Representative Ed Mears (D-Berlin).

The following New Hampshire elected officials and activists have recently switched their support to John Edwards:

Rep. Peter Burling, Cornish - State Representative, House Democratic Leader

Rep. Jim Craig, Manchester - State Representative

Rep. Robert Theberge, Berlin - State Rep., former mayoral candidate for Berlin

Rep. Ed Mears, Berlin - State Representative

Rep. Jackie Pitts, Portsmouth - State Representative

Elizabeth Cary, Derry - Democratic activist

Richard Daschbach, Westmoreland - Treasurer of Cheshire County Democrats

Virginia Daschbach, Westmoreland - Democratic activist

Lyn S. Davies, West Lebanon - Democratic activist

Tom and Rosalyn Kociemba, Portsmouth - Democratic activists

Stacey McGonigol, Concord - Democratic Activist

Mike Matoon, Deputy Field Director and Labor Director, Dick Gephardt for President

Tom Oppel, Canaan - Secretary of the Grafton County Democrats

Russell Ouellette, Manchester - Manchester School Board member

Barbara St. George, Derry - Derry activist

Leslee Stewart, Manchester - Manchester School Board member

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Top Aide to Congressman Clyburn & Former Gephardt State Director Williams Joins Edwards SC Campaign

COLUMBIA, SC: The Edwards for President Campaign in South Carolina today announced that Isaac "Ike" Williams, top aide to Congressman Jim Clyburn and former state director for Rep. Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign, has joined the Edwards team.

"Ike will be a tremendous asset to our campaign in South Carolina," said Edwards. "His knowledge of this state spans some four decades and his work for Congressman Clyburn is unparalleled. Without question, we have the team in place to bring home a victory in South Carolina on February 3rd, and I'm proud to have Ike Williams on board."

"I have surveyed the field of remaining candidates, and John Edwards' campaign exudes the kind of comprehensive platform that best relates to issues important to this state," said Williams. "His emphasis on jobs, housing, healthcare, and education clearly addresses South Carolina's needs. He can win this state and he can beat George Bush."

A veteran of South Carolina politics for over 40 years, Williams ran Congressman Clyburn's first campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. Following that successful election bid, Williams served as Clyburn's state district liaison until 2003, when he joined the Gephardt campaign as state director. Williams also served as the South Carolina field director for the NAACP from 1969 to 1983.

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Demo Gog Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:26 AM
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17. I'm not a religious person...
But if there is a god, his name is John Edwards.
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