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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:37 PM
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Who knew? Bonior is Edwards campaign manager?
With Gore holding out and Kerry non-commital, my next top choice is Edwards.

I just learned this today from Brad's Blog:

"In a harshly worded fund raising letter sent to members of John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign e-mail list late this afternoon, his new Campaign Manager, former Congressman David Bonior (D-MI), holds little back in his sharp criticism of both George W. Bush and Democratic members of Congress for their Iraq War policies and politics. (Email posted in full at end of this article.)"

Now I know he's really moving progressive. Don't know how good of a campaign manager he'll make but I've always liked his politics.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:54 PM
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1. I've always liked Bonior, too
It was announced at least a couple of weeks ago that he was going to be campaign manager.

I'm still not feeling the chemistry with Edwards. It's not that I dislike him, I just don't know if I feel comfortable with his lack of experience on foreign affairs matters. Domestically, I think he's fine.

If Gore doesn't run, I'm still pretty open as to my second choice. I still like Kerry, but don't think he can pull it off.

All that being said, I will support whoever gets the nomination -- even if it's Hillary.
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 02:31 PM
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2. kos just posted a what he thinks of the field
He gave some interesting points about Edwards. I've never been so sure of the coattails test. Voters can really split sometimes on candidates. Vote in a democratic govenor or senator and go hard GOP at the presidential level. There is a clear distinction voters see between their local candidate and who they want to be their national president. Edwards is getting this and he's said as much.
For Obama, I think the country is looking for experience that he lacks. I think he'll bring alot of important issues to the table. But foreign policy and experience will dominate 2008.
Bonior is definately honing Edwards to be progressive and populist. and Edwards has been fine tuning the two America's message for almost four years now. Bill Mahr said back in 2004 after the election that he thought Edwards was a force and would be a contender 2008/2012. Edwards stumped Matthews last month.

As for Gore. He should be president of course. He was against the Iraq war before 2/3 of democratic leaders were trying to figure out what vascilating language would best stroke the public. He totally understands the global community, it's vast interconnectivity and the dire implications of sitting on our hands while global warming slowly overwhelms mankind. That said, it looks like Al Gore will do whatever it'll take to get not just America but the world community to take global climate change seriously. If that means running for president, he'll do it. If running dilutes his ability to focus on the issue, he won't run. If he thinks all the candidates are blowing off climate change, he'll run.

One thing I know for sure, McCain or Guiliani won't be president let alone make it through the primaries. But they'll suck alot of dough out of GOP coffers in their losing bids WITHOUT building the GOP base, that'll be a two-ffer
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:35 PM
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3. Bonior is a good guy
Edwards is still only my second choice. But Bonior's support says a lot.
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