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Old 07-06-2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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Kerry Picks Edwards

So John Kerry is going with John Edwards as his running mate. Not a bad choice I suppose. True Edwards doesn't have much political experience, but that may be a bonus as some may not seem him as a "Washington Insider". Edwards campaigned pretty well and he should help Kerry in the south and with more moderate democrats.

Suppose though that Kerry wins and then again in 2008. It will be interesting to see what happens in 2012. I would imagine that Edwards being just 59 at that time would run for president. But it seems like the Dems want their next candidate to be Hillary. But I guess if I'm not worried about the Skins salary cap situation in 2006 I shouldn't be worried about who the Dems will choose as their presidential candidate in 2012
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:58 AM   #2
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I like this selection, as i liked Edwards a lot in the primary. He will certainly help bring some more southern votes to the democratic party. He has shown little negativity as well. But during the primary he seemed to be limited in his goals. But all around, its a solid, safe, pick.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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I liked how Kerry thinks that there is going to be healthcare for everyone. It will NEVER happen. If Hill and Bill could'nt do it Kerry sure as heck cant do it. Besides the insurance companies will not let it happen. Too much dirty money going in gov by the insurance companies.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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Let's hope Edwards can help light a fire under the Kerry campaign that up til now has been pretty 'blah'.
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Old 07-06-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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I walked into my local deli this morning, and the New York Post frontpage headline screamed: IT'S GEPHARDT! Man, was I disapointed.

Then I learned that they had blown it, and it was Edwards. I felt much better. That indicates to me that Edwards is the best choice, despite his inexperince. He's young, a good speaker, a self-made man, and a southerner. Of course, he's a trial lawyer, but you can't have everything.

As to his inexperience: look, Bush Sr. had Quayle, so this same republican crowd was willing to do it then. And c'mon: GWB's main experience was being the face man for a baseball team. Correct me if I'm wrong, but being Governor of Texas isn't really the power in the state. It lies much more in the hands of the Leut. Governor and the legislature (I could be wrong about this...). Still, GWB was Gov. for 5-6 years with little foreign policy experience. (Oh, wait, that might be the trouble...)

Anyway, Edwards adds some spark and is a good complement to Kerry, IMHO.
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Old 07-06-2004, 01:32 PM   #6
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It's Gephardt! could go down as one of the great gaffes along with "Dewey defeats Truman"

In the unfortunate circumstance that something should happen to the president I'd feel better with Edwards than Cheney, although some say that Cheney is already runnin' thangs anyway
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It's Gephardt! could go down as one of the great gaffes along with "Dewey defeats Truman"

In the unfortunate circumstance that something should happen to the president I'd feel better with Edwards than Cheney, although some say that Cheney is already runnin' thangs anyway
Or when the Atlanta paper ran the ad congratulating Dan Reeves on winning his 300th game that he lost to the Skins.
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:58 PM   #8
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Just like SORE/Loserman they will still be Senators next year.

I had a democrat the other day tell me he was wishing for the worst things for our Country and our people just so his political party had a better chance. He justified his thoughts and wishes that some VERY heavy casulties would mount quickly and even wished for some other attack ON THIS COUNTRY.

I was stunned talking to him and trust me....... I gave him more than an ear full of what I thought about what he was wishing for. Geez-0-flip!

I'll be voting for BUSH but will keep my campaigning to positive things for our Nation and not negative things against our Nation.

Now, as far as the "game" of politics goes I think Kerry made his best choice and hey they got as good of a shot as anyone.

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Old 07-06-2004, 05:17 PM   #9
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SBF, I'm not a democrat but I would venture to guess that nobody, democrat or otherwise, would want heavy casualties or another attack on this country. That's absurd.

Whoever wins the election I will wish his administration and our nation nothing but success.

By the way, I'm reading this book on presidents right now. I recommend it. Good essays analyzing each president.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...060184-0230409
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Sorry you think I'm a liar then.

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being near DC, i see a lot of what SBF is talking about (from both sides), and its really sad some people are that warped with tunnel vision.

but even though i'd never vote for kerry, i think edwards is a much better choice than gep... gep just seemed so negative... edwards also has more support from the 18-24 demo i'd guess...
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SBF, I did an awful job expressing myself in my last post. I apologize for that. I totally believe your story. I've heard similar accounts myself from Republicans when Democrats are in the White House and from Democrats when Republicans are there.

What I meant to say, and should have said, was that nobody would or should defend this guy's notion that we would benefit in any way from another attack on this country or mounting casualties, even if you are a fellow democrat like this guy

I hope that clears it up
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I must say, I expected Clark or Gephart. Clark would bring in the senior citizens and military guys. Gephart has a lot of experience. I do like the Edwards pick.

Anybody But Bush.
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Just like SORE/Loserman they will still be Senators next year.

I had a democrat the other day tell me he was wishing for the worst things for our Country and our people just so his political party had a better chance. He justified his thoughts and wishes that some VERY heavy casulties would mount quickly and even wished for some other attack ON THIS COUNTRY.

I was stunned talking to him and trust me....... I gave him more than an ear full of what I thought about what he was wishing for. Geez-0-flip!
Sammyfan, that view does not represent my position, and I am a democrat. Also, I am sure it does not represent the opinion of Kerry and Edwards. I supported (and still support) the war, but I have grown increasingly doubtful that the Bush team, especially the civilian leaders in the Pentgon, know what they are doing. Anyway, if you see me posting and criticizing Bush, please don't think that that offensive opinion you mentioned reflects my view. I speak for no one but myself, but I am a democrat, and I don't want to get tarred with that brush.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #15
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Definitely anybody but Bush, hell I'd vote for Bugs freakin Bunny over Bush
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