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Old 12-27-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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John Edwards announced his candidacy for the President of the United States of America
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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really?

will kerry be his vice president?
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I would rather see a Edwards/Obama presidency and Vice Presidency
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when are the primaries to be held?
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I don't believe he will be the candidate. But in a year and a bit if I'm wrong, you can all laugh at me and I'll take it like a woman.
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I think he has a decent shot. He fits the stereotypes--white, Southern, Protestant, male. He's a naturally gifted political candidate--very charismatic. Elizabeth fits the mold for First Lady as well. A member of the press--I forget who--called her "motherly". Quite frankly, I think Teresa Heinz Kerry went over like a lead balloon as a potential First Lady. OK, OK, I can hear people yelling "I don't vote for the first lady". It's amazing how many people do at least partially vote for the first lady. In 2004 my mother was in the local hardware store. Someone mentioned the election. Someone else said "I could never vote for Kerry. His wife used profanity with that reporter".
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I was just thinking we'll have loads more pictures to add to the sexy John Edwards thread...

In all seriousness I have mixed feelings. I love John to death, my entire family lives in North Carolina (and they've lived there since about the 1600s), so naturally we adore him.

But I question his electability. He's already been branded a loser, even if he was only the VP on the ticket. Another question is his foreign policy experience. I admire everything he's doing with the poverty center, but in the age where someone will have to take the reins on Iraq, I don't know if the American people will believe he's up to the job.

Then again there aren't really many other Democrats in the field that I think could do any better than him.

Bottom line, my mind still isn't entirely made up, but I wouldn't have a problem voting for Edwards/Obama

ETA: He's having a kick off rally in Chapel Hill on Saturday...I think my parents and I might go
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Obama/Edwards might be an awesome ticket, instead of vice versa.

If Obama goes in, I'd rather see him as a presidential nominee than VP, even though most would prefer him getting into things that way, at least at first.
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Chris Rock said ,"If a black man was Vice President I would kill the President,because I would be a hero in the black community!"
Watch out for Chris ,Mr. Edwards.
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John Edwards would not go for VP again. Would you if you were in his shoes? I wouldn't.

We'll see how things shape up the next 2 years.
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John Edwards would not go for VP again. Would you if you were in his shoes? I wouldn't.

We'll see how things shape up the next 2 years.
I agree. I don't really agree with you on the "loser" label because he was John Kerry's running mate, and people were voting for or against Kerry, not Edwards. Edwards didn't have that controversy over his war record, etc, etc. I'm not a big fan of charisma personally, I prefer substance, but Kerry wasn't Mr. Charisma. At any rate, no way would I go for that second spot again. Edwards wants to be top dog again, no question.
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John Edwards will always have my vote.
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This idea that someone must be male, white and southern to win, it bemuses me a little. As an outsider, could anyone tell me if the 'south' (however defined) is in some way a majority of the nation? If it is not, then why do we get this phenomenon? I notice it year after year, almost like, yeah the candidate's a librul but he's southern so that's ok then...
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This idea that someone must be male, white and southern to win, it bemuses me a little. As an outsider, could anyone tell me if the 'south' (however defined) is in some way a majority of the nation? If it is not, then why do we get this phenomenon? I notice it year after year, almost like, yeah the candidate's a librul but he's southern so that's ok then...
The South has a humongous amount of the electoral vote, which is how the president is elected. Southern voters are conservative, for the most part. You should have heard Alabama political ads on the radio this year. It was the Liberal Bashing From Hell. These voters are the ones who want a white male Protestant to be President.
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