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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 12:28 PM
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Edwards sees opportunity in Clinton-Obama spat
CNN: Edwards sees opportunity in Clinton-Obama spat
From Candy Crowley
CNN Washington Bureau

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- With Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama increasingly sniping at each other, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards sees an opening in Iowa. Edwards, Clinton and Obama are in a statistical dead heat in the Hawkeye state, according to the latest polls, and, with a little less than one month left until the Iowa caucuses on January 3, Clinton and Obama are trading almost-daily attacks on each others character and judgment.

Edwards, wedged between two history making marquee names with multi-million dollar war chests, often gets lost in the conversation. The former senator from North Carolina doesn't seem to mind at all, in part because he sees an opening in the free fire range between Clinton and Obama....Edwards is banking Clinton's and Obama's bitter sound bites will backfire in notoriously-friendly Iowa. So, Edwards, the first and the fiercest of the Clinton critics, is dialing back now and emphasizing the vision thing. "It gets to be a very basic thing: who are we?" Edwards asked during a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa. "What is our morality? What is our character? What kind of country do we believe in."...

The Edwards campaign objects to the suggestions that Iowa is his last stand or that he has more at stake than anyone else. But the upside of a Edwards victory in Iowa could be huge. A win could put wind into Edwards' campaign going into the New Hampshire primary, just five days after the Iowa Caucuses on January 8. And even if he places a close second in Iowa behind Clinton, Edwards could solidify himself as the "anti-Hillary" candidate.

A poor showing in Iowa could be just as devastating. This summer Edwards was the front-runner in Iowa according to polls, and he has a pre-existing campaign structure from his 2004 bid. While Edwards strategists argue others have been here just as much and have every bit as much at stake, the bottom line is that Edwards does not want to be seen after the vote as the candidate who should have won. When talking to CNN, Edwards said the meaning of a loss in Iowa "depends on the circumstances." "I think that is hard to predict," he said....
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 12:50 PM
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1. Edwards will win the Democratic nomination.
Edited on Wed Dec-05-07 12:58 PM by LaPera
Hillary, with far, far too many negatives....easy to understand why the republican want her and constantly trash Edwards even though Edwards is supposedly so far behind Hillary in the polls, she has so much money, and the media pushing her in the polls everyday and the republicans and moderates, it'll be tough! But, wait until the votes are actually casted, Edwards will be running neck and neck with the moderate, DLC HRC.....

Expect John Edwards to pull out the nomination....I expect Edwards to win Iowa, Obama will come in second or third in the early primaries and begin to fade (will he be picked up as a VP who knows, he'll have the bucks & a strong voting block) Hillary and Edwards will fight for states and Hillary will win spme states early,....but she will begin to fade as well - Hillary fatigue, maybe?... not as many who were polled all these past months seem to be voting for her, not surprising.... she's far too moderate and the same old thing we've seen for the past 30 years except that she's a woman....

The republicans and their media will be pushing hard for her in the primaries.... and that can be the a big difference in her favor....However, Edwards is tough, a fighter, he has an excellent progressive platform and if he has the money to be able to compete with Hillary...he'll blow right on by her and win the nomination....Which the republicans do not want to see.

There will be the usual republican dirty tricks - sabotage, lies, distortions, smears, swift boating, republican manipulations of the voting, smokescreens keeping us focused elsewhere by the republicans anything to keep it close keeping their fascism moving right along for at least another four years... Edwards is a tough and a fighter He'll do very well!

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