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  •  Brilliant analysis /snark (none)
    Yes, if both parties nominate senators, we are quite likely to have a senator become president.

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    The neocons will not give us our country back. If we want it back, we'll have to take it.
    --Lila Garrett

    by peacemonger on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 11:24:13 AM PDT

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    •  Yep. (none)
      And then you can't say senators cannot be elected President. I don't believe that people will "never" elect a senator. I just don't think senators are usually the types of people who make successful presidential candidates. They are used to a slow, deliberative decision making process, which is too slow for a fast-paced presidential campaign. Kerry was your typical senator, long-winded, boring, and indecisive. Edwards, however, is not your typical senator, and I really think he would be able to win.
    •  Fascinating (none)
      The way you list your objections to Edwards is virtually identical to the way that I have, in the past, listed my objections to Feingold.

      Yet when I did that, you troll rated me, saying that I am "too negative" and "sound like a Republican."

      Of course now other people are troll rating you, which again, is unfair giving that you are making legitimate points.

      Take the fight to them. Don't let them bring it to you. - Harry S. Truman

      by jgoodfri on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 11:33:23 AM PDT

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      •  Feingold (none)
        is entering his third term as senator, and has authored significant legislation. It's not an ideal record, but it's much better than Edwards.

        It's true I am somewhat biased against Edwards -- partly for his war vote, and partly for giving up his Senate seat -- one we desperately needed -- in order to prematurely grab the big office.

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        The neocons will not give us our country back. If we want it back, we'll have to take it.
        --Lila Garrett

        by peacemonger on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 11:47:37 AM PDT

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        •  I agree (none)
          with these points.

          I wonder if Edwards would have lost that Senate race last year. His meteoric rise in politics and subsequent fall into obscurity is like a not-dishonest version of Spiro Agnew.

          Take the fight to them. Don't let them bring it to you. - Harry S. Truman

          by jgoodfri on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 11:59:04 AM PDT

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          •  Edwards had the problem (none)
            of being put at the wrong end of the ticket. John Kerry hid away Edwards so he wouldn't remind people of how boring he is. I just hope Edwards isn't tarnished by his association to the disaster otherwise known as John Kerry for President, because he could have done much better if he was running as his own man. The final chapter in John Edwards' political career has not been written yet.
        •  If we nominated Edwards for President, he'd have (none)
          won. He'd have done much better in North Carolina, well enough to carry the Democrat running for his seat to victory (who lost 52-47). Legislative accomplishments don't mean a thing anyway. Besides, their staffs write that all that stuff.

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