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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:23 PM
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On CNN.com - Edwards to enter 2008 race..
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/12/16/edwards.forpresi...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards intends to seek his party's nomination for the 2008 presidential race, two Democratic officials said Saturday.

Edwards, who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate for six years, plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by last year's Hurricane Katrina.

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As Edwards enters the crowded field, the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans provides a stark backdrop to highlight his signature issue -- economic inequality.


Nice touch announcing from the Ninth Ward. Maybe this will stop (or at least slow) the constant Hillary/Obama talk in the MSM.

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:32 PM
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1. Woohoo (thinking like a corporate lackey)
we have a race!

By the way, are the idiots at CNN speaking of Vislak or Kucinich, or is this obama\hillary all the time, never mind they have not announced squat yet?
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:41 PM
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4. Heck they had Hillary virtually nominated...
LAST YEAR!
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MOB Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 09:27 AM
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40. what is a "corporate lackey"?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 10:13 AM
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41. Look up the world "lackey" in a dictionary. I'm sure you'll understand. -nt
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:33 PM
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2. He beats Hillary in the primary hands down.
Not sure about Obama though.

JMHO.

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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:42 PM
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5. Obama's lack of experience...
is what bothers me. Not that I don't think he'd make a good president but it will hamper him if he does run.
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:44 PM
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30. I don't understand why Obama is not experienced...
yet Edwards is?
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 01:22 AM
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35. Well there's the 5 more years in the Senate
but you do have a point. Obama was in the state legislature in Illinois 2 years before Edwards ran for Senate. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

It just seems to me that John Edwards has more experience in national politics whereas Obama is just now emerging on the national scene.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:21 PM
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32. Agreed... However an Edwards/Obama ticket
might not be bad. I for one am hoping that we end up with someone not even being mentioned at this point. It just seems to me that the Republicans and the media are trying to choose our candidate for us. Nice to see ya Bro.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 01:24 AM
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36. Back atcha brother!
You know me. I'm still hoping that Jim Hightower announces! :)
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:40 PM
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3. Here is the AP story.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_el_pr/democra...

Much more information. I didn't know that he had several hundred thousand dollars in campaign debt. He better get to fund raising pretty quickly.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:47 PM
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6. It is a shame they have to announce about
two years in advance. But these days politics seem to require it. Or rather, the media. I am glad John Edwards is running however. He seems to have a knack for interacting with the public. Now if the media will let him be and let him get on with his run for president he will do just fine. I think an Edwards/Clark pairing is just what we need. Of all the candidates they seem to empathize more with me and others. Hillary would make a good president but the media will never leave her alone. And they will ride Obama like a thoroughbread until we are sick of hearing it. All good candidates but they will be swift-boated by the media. Just my two cents.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:15 PM
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9. Clark wouldn't run with Edwards - Edwards' association with
Gen. Shelton, who made unfounded attacks on Clark, pretty much ruined any chance of that pairing. Clark's son has had some choice words to say about that, as well.

And, besides, Clark has said he wouldn't run as anyone's Dick Cheney (meaning, he wouldn't run with someone who had no foreign policy experience like the Bush/Cheney pairing).

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:33 PM
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10. Is Clark running at all?
:shrug:

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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:20 PM
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13. I don't know. The media doesn't find him "pretty" enough to cover.
:sarcasm: (well, not much)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:25 PM
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15. I've been expecting to see him increase his presence on tv
and that sort of thing, if he's looking to run again. I guess time will tell.

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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 02:38 PM
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43. It's just over a year from now
that the Iowa caucuses take place!

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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 02:38 PM
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44. dup post n/t
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 02:38 PM by MaggieSwanson
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:49 PM
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7. I agree, it will be a nice touch announcing from the Ninth Ward.

It is evident that he understands the marketing of himself to the American people. I do think he cares about what happens to the poor and middle class in this country, so it's not an empty gesture (like so many, well ALL, of George Bush's photo ops are).


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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:11 PM
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8. The Dems need to spotlight NOLA
Especially Edwards with his anti-poverty and economic equality message. Dems need to pound the utter failure of the Bush administration in NOLA at every opportunity. The fact that they're still finding bodies there is disgusting.
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:09 PM
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11. This is good news.
I like Edwards - he talks about issues that Democrats haven't talked about in decades.

I saw a documentary not long ago that had Humphrey's nominating speech in 1968, and it shocked me how far from traditional Democratic themes we've gotten since 1992.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:18 PM
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12. Here's a clip of him speaking at Berkeley...
I posted it on another thread. He's a great speaker and I also think that his message will resonate with the shrinking middle class.

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/10/26_...

Sorry that it's RealPlayer but well worth watching.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:22 PM
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14. Oh, goody
This is such a joke, even Guiliani could trounce him.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:37 PM
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16. Ok then who DO you think should be the candidate? NT
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:57 PM
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17. R U series?!??111!
Guiliani could trounce Edwards? Edwards may get more of the publican vote than Guiliani. :rofl:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:14 PM
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:23 PM
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21. LOL!! Good one, Radicalman! Only explanation for such nonsense, actually.
Thanks for the

:rofl:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 03:03 PM
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46. A question for the peanut gallery...
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 03:05 PM by me b zola
First, look downthread @ my second response (post # 18) to this thread and notice the timestamp. When I posted this I had just heard from CNN that 2/3 of all Americans are working paycheck to paycheck.

From your posts in this thread I gather that you also like Edwards. Although my post was a bit of an exageration, I believe that Edwards could garner a corner of the republican vote. With Lou Dobbs leading more conservative voters to the examine issues of the shrinking middle class/working class I believe that less republican voters will be inclined to vote against their interest this time around. Edwards' platform is rich with addressing these issues. Meanwhile, Guiliani brings what to the table? He pisses of many of the republicans and stands for nothing other than to remind people that the was mayor of NYC at the time of 911.

So my question to you is this. Why is a possitive and hopeful post about Edwards such nonsense that you felt the need to join in someones else's hateful attack against me?

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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:06 PM
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19. Edwards Leads McCain In National Trial Heat (Chris Bowers)
-snip-
More good news for Edwards:

The poll which was taken of 1,006 adults from Dec. 8-11, and which has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points comes a month after Democrats won control of Congress in the midterms, due in part to the public's dissatisfaction with the Iraq war.(...)

In some head-to-head match ups, McCain leads Clinton by four points (47 to 43 percent) and Obama by five points (43 percent to 38 percent). But in an interesting twist the Arizona senator trails Edwards by two points (43 percent to 41 percent).

http://www.mydd.com/bb#2635

***Wake up and smell the coffee!
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:36 PM
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23. So, you like Giuliani?
Isn't he a Republikon?
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:59 PM
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25. No, I can't stand Guiliani
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 08:00 PM by KingFlorez
I just think Edwards would be a weak candidate who could get beat by a fool like Guiliani.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:00 PM
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18. I'm glad to hear that Edwards is throwing his hat in the ring
I like Edwards and I think that he will appeal to 2/3 of the nation (those that are living paycheck to paycheck).
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:27 PM
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22. This is good news....
:bounce:
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:42 PM
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24. John Edwards is a good man and a good Democrat.
He'd make a good President, too.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:27 PM
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28. Those are my sentiments! n/t
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seashorelady Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:53 AM
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37. Edwards will make a great President
He is brilliant, listens and tells the truth. At age ll he told his family he wanted to become a lawyer so that he could help people. He has worked for the under dog his whole life.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:16 PM
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26. I'm happy.
I liked him in 2004 as my second choice next to Dean.

I am glad he's taking another go at it. :bounce:
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:38 PM
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29. Howard Dean as president.. I'd still love to see that...
but he's now got more baggage than Hillary!

As for Edwards he caught my eye as the VP candidate but what he's done with his poverty/economic equality really impressed me. He's a true Progressive and he has the charisma to appeal to the common person IMHO.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:24 PM
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33. Gotta be careful about that "economic equality" thing,
while you and I know it means decent wages and health care the fucking freeps think it means "socialism".
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:43 AM
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34. Depends..That message might resonate with more and more people...
who are seeing their buying power going down, their houses worth less, their retirements in doubt, etc while Exxon/Mobile is experiencing record profits and Goldman Sachs is giving out $40M bonuses.

You know me. I've been looking for a populist progressive and Edwards is the best I've seen. You are right, he'll have to battle the "socialist" image. We'll see how he pulls it off.
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america_in_08 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:25 PM
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27. I am so glad he will announce soon.
I have been waiting for this. I can't wait for the official announcement.
John Edwards has been working hard for all Americans.
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Carolina Voice Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:15 PM
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31. What a country!


Our future president, John Edwards!
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 08:33 AM
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38. You might be right. It's great to see so much enthusiam here for JRE.
He has truly won over a lof of supporters with a great message, strong personal appeal, and a sincere desire to help the people of this country.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 02:59 PM
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45. At least there's a lot of discussion about him...
Some of it a little disconcerting. I still like the guy but he's got a history of being a little too cozy with the banking industry and there is his voting for the Iraq War.

Discussion is good and we're a long way from the election.
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MOB Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 09:27 AM
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39. Just nitpicking, but...
why didn't Edwards wait to announce on the Sunday talk shows?
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:48 PM
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42. I trust his instincts. And like him doing it from NOLA.
What happened to those people is so much the embodiment of his message of 2 Americas.
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