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Old 11-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #16
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Edwards would have to look like he's above the fray yet be knee deep in it... near impossible. Marc Raciot gives a good image/ appearance of being reasonable and non-partisan but he also comes off like a sleepwalker or too quiet-like (think log) which contributes to that image.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:14 PM   #17
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Instead of flashing up a 12 ounce can of SPAM, you should have posted a 45 million pound heap of SPAM to represent the 60 million people just like me that voted just like I did. You can call it SPAM and ignore it, we don't care, I'm in the majority, the folks that think it's spam are in the minority. Now silently eat your spam in the back, while us Christians are upfront in the bus cleaning up this nation and making sure Edwards never has a voice in America again, unless Edwards finds his Saviour and decides to join us.
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You know what GOP, many people I know voted for Bush and none of them are like you and would agree with you, and they're the most conservative and religious people of all.
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You know what GOP, many people I know voted for Bush and none of them are like you and would agree with you, and they're the most conservative and religious people of all.
Let's try to keep this thread about John Edwards and any political future he may have, thank you.
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Let's try to keep this thread about John Edwards and any political future he may have, thank you.
We will when you stop trolling the thread.



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If a man can manueuver himself politically to grap a VP nomination, how can we possible assume that he will fail in 2008?

This is akin to thinking Bush is stupid. Yeah, the guy now has a second term, and we think HE is stupid.
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Anybody outside of Terry McCauliffe would be an improvement IMO.
Hear hear!

The big thing that concerns me is indeed what is he going to do between now and then? it will be a big gap. No one running against him will be able to run against a record because he won't have one with the most current issues. Maybe governor or something.
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Bush is stupid. Yeah, the guy now has a second term, and we think HE is stupid.
so you have joined in this thinking, better late....
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You edit like Michael Moore.

Are you sure real estate is your calling?
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If a man can manueuver himself politically to grap a VP nomination, how can we possible assume that he will fail in 2008?

This is akin to thinking Bush is stupid. Yeah, the guy now has a second term, and we think HE is stupid.
I'm not saying that it would be impossible for Edwards to be nominated in 2008. However he has a lot of things going against him NOW till the next election compared to this year. Dick Gephardt actually did real well in the primaries (during the 80s I think). However, his downfall was that he ran out of money near the end and couldn't finish his campaign. Gephardt, takes a break and comes back as a decent favorite this year only to get stomped. You can be big one year and mud in the future. People are fickle. Just ask Gore. IMO Edwards gets handicapped even more if he doesn't have some kind of postion to get occasional exposure or an impact position.

Somone also mentioned the loser tag... that does make a difference. Losing a primary and then the campaign for the presidency doesn't raise your electability, otherwise Gore might have run again or Leiberman might have made more of an impact.

Also there are always the threat of "new stars" upsurping his run.
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But could Gore pull a Nixon?
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Naw... IMO he became more fringey this past year to try to "energize the party." If the mainstream media portrays him that way (which they did, everytime he talked), then the image will stick pretty hard.

If you're saying "pull a Nixon," in terms of committing crimes worthy of jail. I think Gore is above that.
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Also... there is always the possibilty of GW having a great 4 year term offsetting any Democrat's hope for the presidency. Crosses fingers.
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