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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:17 AM
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John Edwards Gets 800% Crowd Turnout in Rural Kentucky
Edited on Fri Oct-05-07 09:31 AM by jsamuel
 
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As kossack decider06 said last night on Air America:

Columbus, Kentucky is so rural, it is an hour away from the nearest McDonald's.

In a town of 229, John Edwards drew a crowd of 1800 people. Now, remember this is one of the most rural areas of the country. That is a 800% turnout. While other candidates have boasted their turnouts in cities like Atlanta and New York, you cannot deny the fact that John Edwards is a Democrat that is appealing to rural voters in a way no other Democratic presidential candidate has in a very long time.




For more go here: http://jsamuelirregular.blogspot.com/2007/10/kossack-fr...

http://www.actblue.com/page/4edwards4progress
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Grandrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:28 AM
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1. Congratulations! (K&R)
We need Edwards and Obama and all of the candidates in this race until the votes are counted! :thumbsup: :kick:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:23 PM
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18. Thank you!
Agreed!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:30 AM
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2. SWEET
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dk2 Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:36 AM
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3. Great looking event.
Edwards is the right choice, looks like all had a great time.

Edwards campaign moving on.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:24 PM
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19. yes he is!
and moving forward
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Carolina Voice Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:36 AM
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4. Edwards is the candidate for America!
His honesty, credibility and electability is apparent in that video. I can't wait to see President Edwards in the White House!
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:26 PM
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20. Yes, his honesty is evident to anyone who sees him in person too.
Edited on Fri Oct-05-07 01:26 PM by jsamuel
I got to meet him in Dallas a few months ago. Well, I got to shake his hand anyway.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:45 AM
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5. Maybe I should move to Kentucky?
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 10:03 AM
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6. And here is Decider06


He is the one that got all of the folks to vote on Eventful. Columbus, KY beats out Napa Valley! But isn't it good of Edwards to be willing to go anywhere. This is how you do it: one community at a time.

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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:30 AM
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8. Thanks!
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:39 PM
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15. I remember him !
Sweet boy, and I believe a law student at NYU now?
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:43 PM
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16. Yes, I think that is right.
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MontanaMaven Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 05:07 PM
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26. The next John Edwards
I hear he's going to law school at NYU.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:28 AM
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7. Edwards is just awesome -
:) He speaks for me!
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:06 PM
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9. Edwards/Kucinich in '08! eom!
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 07:51 PM
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31. I like that ticket!
Edited on Fri Oct-05-07 07:51 PM by nam78_two
A :toast: to that wildbill!
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:11 PM
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10. I really hope Edwards pulls this off
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:21 PM
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11. Edwards Strongest Democrat in General Election Match-ups
Edited on Fri Oct-05-07 12:26 PM by EVDebs
From Rasmussen Reports
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics...

John Edwards appeals to the populist progressive voice that Washington DC has shut out of politics since it means real change for the better among the HAVE NOTS. DC Insiders know this and so do their M$M buddies who will do everything possible to keep you from finding out about this candidate.

My only suggestion to JE would be to read this short poem at every campaign stop,

Robert Service's The Ordinary Man

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/show/21351-Robert-W-Service-...
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:27 PM
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12. Yes! Thank you!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:30 PM
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13. You're Welcome ! and "If you and I should chance to meet"
Edited on Fri Oct-05-07 12:31 PM by EVDebs
We'll 'strike a blow for liberty' as Harry Truman would say (have a beer !) Now on to Iowa, and we'll take it from there !

BTW, cut and paste that weblink and pass the word to every village and farm, so to speak.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 12:39 PM
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14. hehe
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MontanaMaven Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 05:15 PM
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27. Strongest Dem in the Heartland
SUSA OK, FL polls

OKLAHOMA 7 Electoral Votes; 2004 results: Bush 66, Kerry 34

Obama 33 Obama 35 Obama 40
Giuliani 54 Thompson 55 Romney 46

Clinton 44 Clinton 44 Clinton 47
Giuliani 47 Thompson 50 Romney 44

Edwards 49 Edwards 47 Edwards 53
Giuliani 40 Thompson 41 Romney 32

MISSOURI 11 Electoral Votes; 2004 results: Bush 53, Kerry 46

Obama 46 Obama 48 Obama 51
Giuliani 44 Thompson 45 Romney 40

Clinton 45 Clinton 48 Clinton 51
Giuliani 48 Thompson 45 Romney 40

Edwards 47 Edwards 50 Edwards 56
Giuliani 42 Thompson 40 Romney 32

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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 07:08 AM
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41. Beautiful and Inspiring...
Most politicians have lost touch with the ordinary man and have placed themselves in god-like positions. Its time to get back to reality and John Edwards is the man that can lead us there.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:12 PM
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17. Here is the guys' website. He is taking down Mitch McConnel
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:58 PM
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21. Check out this pic by Ordinary Gal


And her photo diary at Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/10/5/122843/649

Let the liberty bells ring for fairness and justice when the Edwardes are in the WH!

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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 01:59 PM
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22. wow...
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 02:04 PM
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23. thanks for the photo
a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why I love these videos
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 08:19 AM
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43. Yikes! Great photo and great news! Thanks!
:wow: :woohoo: :patriot:
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 02:08 PM
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24. I hope John is the candidate!
K&R
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 02:54 PM
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25. Another good video
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 05:49 PM
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28. k/r
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Inspired by Bill Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 07:12 PM
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29. I hope the Netroots has what it takes
to deliver John to the WhiteHouse. He needs a big groundgame in a big way. Go Johnny go!
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 07:30 PM
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30. This is great. I live in a big city, but I am a country girl at heart.
Maybe that is why I like John Edwards so much. I feel John Edwards is speaking to me along with that crowd in Kentucky.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 07:51 PM
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32. K&R
:bounce:
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 08:20 PM
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33. Nice vid n/t
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:13 PM
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34. Nice video.
Of all those running right now, Edwards is my favorite.

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 09:17 PM
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35. edwards is looking better and better to me with each passing day..
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 12:23 AM
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36. Edwards/Gore and it's a landslide win.
Who knows maybe Al wants to be VP again if he's not looking for the top spot. After all we've learned the VP is the most influential position in politics.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 12:31 AM
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37. splendid talker
I like how he referred to himself as a "hick". One thing that irritated me about Bill Clinton is how Clinton referred to himself as a "redneck". Hicks I like; rednecks belong in the Republican party.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 03:06 AM
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38. Wow-that is pretty damn impressive! nt
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 04:36 AM
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39. That's charisma.
Any combo of Edwards/Obama/Clarke/Dodd gets my vote.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 07:04 AM
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40. John Edwards can heal the wounds of this country his is a message of hope n/t
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 08:15 AM
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42. K&R! Great news! Thanks!
I'll have to pass this one on to my friend who is working for John Edwards in NH! :woohoo:
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focusfan Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 08:38 AM
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44. I sure hope John Edwards is elected
he will have my vote 
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 09:58 AM
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45. Our modern-day Andrew Jackson?
Ok, Jackson had some serious defects. Most notably his support of Native American relocation, the accompanying land-grabs and 4000 deaths in the "Trail of Tears." He also was a slaveowner.

But on the other hand*:


...
a founder of the modern Democratic Party,
...
Andrew Jackson was born ...in Lancaster County, South Carolina,... Both North Carolina and South Carolina have claimed Jackson as a "native son,"
...
he found he knew enough to become a young lawyer on the frontier. Since he was not from a distinguished family, he had to make his career by his own merits; and soon he began to prosper in the rough-and-tumble world of frontier law.
...
He was elected as Tennessee's first Congressman, upon its statehood in the late 1790s, and quickly became a U.S. Senator
...

comparison to Edward's controversial loss in campaign for VP, which he wanted to contest:

During his first run for the presidency in 1824, Jackson received a plurality of both the popular and electoral votes. Since no candidate received a majority, the election decision was given to the House of Representatives, which chose John Quincy Adams as president in 1825. Jackson denounced it as a "corrupt bargain" because House Speaker Henry Clay gave his votes to Adams, who then appointed Clay Secretary of State. Jackson later called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Jackson's defeat burnished his political credentials, however, since many voters believed the "man of the people" had been robbed by the "corrupt aristocrats of the East."
...



Comparison to battling entrenched special interests, rule by elite few:

When Jackson became President, he implemented the theory of rotation in office, ... He believed that rotation in office would prevent the development of a corrupt bureaucracy...
...
As president, Jackson worked to take away the federal charter of the Second Bank of the United States...
* It concentrated an excessive amount of the nation's financial strength into a single institution
* It exposed the government to control by "foreign interests"
* It served mainly to make the rich richer
* It exercised too much control over members of the Congress
* It favored Northeastern states over Southern and Western states

...Jackson followed Jefferson as a supporter of the ideal of an "agricultural republic" and felt the bank improved the fortunes of an "elite circle" of commercial and industrial entrepreneurs at the expense of farmers and laborers.
...

Trivia:

...
During Jackson's term, the United States' federal government managed to repay the totality of the federal debt for the first and only time in the country's history....
During the 1828 election, his opponents referred to him as a "Jackass." Jackson liked the name and used the jackass as a symbol for a while, but it died out. However, it later became the symbol for the Democratic Party. <4>


And my favorite:

At President Andrew Jackson's funeral in 1845 his pet parrot was removed for swearing.


While Jackson was highly controversial and had a lot of flaws, he threw himself into the breach at a time when the young democracy was on the verge of morphing into an oligarchy. He also fought hard against moves by the South to nullify federal laws and secession sentiment over tariffs and other disputes not directly related to the slavery issue. Had he not been President it is likely this nation would not exist. It would have been broken apart by the business interests; the North would have become an industrial powerhouse run by business interests via the central bank, "colonizing" the West like the European nations did Africa and Asia; the South would have become a version of what South Africa was under apartheid.

The dangers the Union faces today are different, and yet the threat comes from the exact same quarter. Without someone ready to "take them on" we will continue down that slippery slope to some future that is not the USA we have had for over 200 years.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 05:59 PM
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46. It's about time the people from my state woke the fuck up and smelled...
...the coffee.
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