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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:46 PM
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Just saw Edwards LIVE in RICHMOND
A crowd (good looking crowd I might add) of I'd say about 200-250 at a theater near VCU that has been converted to a restaurant. The "Hyperlink" cafe is a minority owned business (of the Macintosh camp) that has been open a week.

My in-laws had seen him speak a couple of days ago in Roanoke so this morning I looked to see if he or Kerry were speaking anywhere in the area. I called Kerry's HQ and the said they didn't have his schedule. Edwards website www.johnedwards2004.com had his schedule on it and it is only about 1 1/2 miles away so we went.

Fantastic speech. Yeah it was his stump speech but he isn't afraid to say things that others are afraid to say or bring up-RACE, INEQUALITY, The *gasp* POOR, etc.

To us southerners he said the "the south is not George Bush's backyard this is MY backyard!" thing-- he also said that Virginia is up for grabs and everyone knows it and that he will be back when he gets the nomination (psst follow Warner's model and hit route 58). He also said that southerners are "Tired of the Republicans taking them for granted and Democrats not paying attention to them"

Very well given especially how many times he has given it.

Unfortunately he left after about 5 minutes to get to the Jefferson-Jackson dinner at the Convention Center.

I think I will vote for Edwards on Tuesday.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:52 PM
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1. cool
Edwards is a good speaker. At work today at the grocery store, saw people campaigning for three of the candiates, Kerry, Dean, and Clark, the Kerry guy ran out of pamphlets so quick. The others werent passing out pamphlets oddly. No Edwards sightings here in NoVA but I think he will do well in our state.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 08:53 PM
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2. Great report, thanks!
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:07 PM
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3. Excellent UP.....
....he's got my vote too! :thumbsup:
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:19 PM
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4. a vote for edwards is a vote for bush* and for YOUR draft.....
Edited on Sat Feb-07-04 09:20 PM by amen1234

vote for Kerry....save yourselves....save America....

http://www.JohnKerry.com

Virginia for Kerry....
http://www.johnkerry.com/states/va/
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:22 PM
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6. Not according to the polls
such as SurveyAmerica

Washington voters said

51% Edwards
46% Bush


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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:23 PM
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7. Whatever.....
I won't even respond to something like this, other than to ask where Edwards has said anything about a draft??
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:24 PM
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8. Edwards and Kerry both can beat the pants off dubya.
I just prefer JK.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:22 PM
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5. Thanks for your support underpants.
Edwards will make a great president.
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:30 PM
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9. Super Cool...
John Edwards is 'Super Cool' and is 'for real' too! Spread the word and help get out the vote.
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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:36 PM
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10. Won't help us in NC. Our primary is in May!!!!
Like it will still matter, then. Way to GO, NC Dem party!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:03 PM
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11. I caught him in WI today...
He's getting quite a few frequent-flier miles today.
Good crowd. A completely different energy from a Kucinich or Dean rally (I haven't seen the others yet).
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:28 PM
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12. Great!
Thanks a lot!
:kick: :kick:
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