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Old 08-24-2007, 08:30 AM   #151
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Re: Re: Re: Is Edwards phony?

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Excellent post, thanks for another example of what I was referring to.

Some folks here misinterpreted my criticizing Edwards (in another thread) trying to exploit his wife's illness for votes.

I don't have anything against Mrs Edwards at all. My mom died on Cancer when I was 2 and half years old.
I think she is unwittingly being exploited for polictical purposes.

After she passes, perhaps that would be Edwads' time to run.

The country needs a healthy President and at least a First Lady with a good or decent bill of health.

Family first is my view.


I think Edwards will do just about anything to seek public office-which is sad.

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I think that John Edward's decision to run for President came while dealing with loss. He lost his 16 year old son in 1996 - before he was a politician. I totally agree with you that family is first - and maybe this is the way the Edwards family needs to go to put their family first.

http://www.johnedwards.com/about/john/

http://www.wade.org/AboutWade.htm

Anyhow, I think John is pretty genuine in his journey and there are a lot of people that get places through being inspired while dealing with the loss of a loved one.

I think it really stinks that Elizabeth Edwards has incurable cancer and will have a known shortened life. This could be a few years down the road and with some luck maybe even longer. I don't think it is right for us to expect them to go away and wait until the end and I admire their desire to live with the cancer instead of letting the cancer rule their lives.
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Edwards has incurable cancer and will have a known shortened life. This could be a few years down the road and with some luck maybe even longer. I don't think it is right for us to expect them to go away and wait until the end and I admire their desire to live with the cancer instead of letting the cancer rule their lives.
Well nobody wants Edwards to simply "go away", and yes it stinks his wife is sick.

We only differ in how one is to live with an incurable illness.

And yes Edwards has a "right" to run, but I don't think it's the wisest choices he's made based on the polling data and his placing in these polls-most Democrats would agree.

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After she passes, perhaps that would be Edwads' time to run.

The country needs a healthy President and at least a First Lady with a good or decent bill of health.
I felt that you were implying that they should go away because you don't think that is how they should live with an incurable illness.
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Does mental health count?

How Mrs. Edwards lives with her illness is no one's right to determine but hers-same applies to Mrs. Romney.
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How Mrs. Edwards lives with her illness is no one's right to determine but hers
No kidding.

Who cares if you "differ" on how to live with an incurable disease? You're not the one living with it; she is.
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Does mental health count?

How Mrs. Edwards lives with her illness is no one's right to determine but hers-same applies to Mrs. Romney.
But some people know better. They're fine telling complete strangers how to live. They just know better that the people who actually have the problem.
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They're fine telling complete strangers how to live..
Actually his constituents are by his polling numbers.

He will figure it out sooner or later and hopefully some of you will here too.

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Actually his constituents are by his polling numbers.

He will figure it out sooner or later and hopefully some of you will here too.

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If you're happy telling others how to live.
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Cancer is not a political issue, and to make it one is pathetic. I don't know anything about these alleged polls, never heard of it. But my hunch is that most people who lean the way John Edwards does politically are not into judging how she lives with her cancer.

John Edwards has already "figured it out" when it comes to issues involving his wife-and that's why they have such a good marriage.
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Cancer is not a political issue, and to make it one is pathetic.
John Edwards has already "figured it out" when it comes to



issues involving his wife-and that's why they have such a good marriage.
I didn't say it was, only an electability issue.
You're attempting to make it polictical.
I'm glad they have a great marriage.
Please quit trying to misconstrue my words and thoughts on the subject.

Here are Edwards' numbers in the Democratic field, in case you've haven't had a chance to view them.

Average 08/06 to 08/22

37.8 Clinton
22.2 Obama
11.7 Edwards
3.7 Richardson
12.8 *Gore

Clinton has a +15.6 lead over all contenders.

*Note Gore who isn't even in the race is polling higher than Edwards.

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He will figure it out sooner or later and hopefully some of you will here too.

How is it living in your little black and white world of absolutes? I'm sure it's pretty cozy...
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Re: Re: Re: Is Edwards phony?

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Excellent post, thanks for another example of what I was referring to.

Some folks here misinterpreted my criticizing Edwards (in another thread) trying to exploit his wife's illness for votes.

I don't have anything against Mrs Edwards at all. My mom died on Cancer when I was 2 and half years old.
I think she is unwittingly being exploited for polictical purposes.

After she passes, perhaps that would be Edwads' time to run.

The country needs a healthy President and at least a First Lady with a good or decent bill of health.

Family first is my view.


I think Edwards will do just about anything to seek public office-which is sad.

dbs
No offense diamond, but your original post had nothing to do with his popularity in the polls. You brought that in later - which is why this is getting so confusing. There is nothing in this post that says Edwards should give it up because he isn't popular in the polls.
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