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  •  No one was better at stating what he believed (1+ / 0-)
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    ... than John Edwards.

    I'm a fan. True, he had his failings, but he understood how to strongly state his beliefs.  

    •  Really? Because I thought there was always (0+ / 0-)

      something a little too...slick about him. Also the way he morphed from moderate-Southern Bill Clinton Clone in 2003 to progressive darling in 2007 seemed kind of calculated. Unquestionably he was terrific at making speeches to tug the heartstrings...what made him so successful as a plaintiff's attorney. But I'm not sure how strongly felt his "beliefs" were.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 10:06:36 AM PDT

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