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  •  All three of the men you named (none)
    have more experience winning elections than does Edwards. Edwards has won one term as senator, and lost a presidential primary, and a presidential election (as vp).

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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 11:53:34 AM PDT

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    •  Edwards couldn't get nominated (none)
      because his party ignored him and was hellbent on nominating a guy that nobody really liked. And that guy took care of losing the election. BTW, Bush had 6 years of public service prior to being presdient and Carter had 4. Edwards has 6. Regan had 8. All in the same ballpark.
    •  Some good it did them (none)
      The least experienced candidate has won most of the most recent Presidential elections, duh.

      "Make the truth your litmus test."

      by independentchristian on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 12:05:59 PM PDT

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      •  Let's examine that, in my lifetime. (none)
        Experienced candidate (current VP) wins popular vote:

        Bush 1988
        Gore 2000

        More experienced candidate (or incumbent) loses popular vote:
        Ford 1976
        Bush 1992

        Experience tossup (or re-elected incumbent):
        Reagan 1980 (8 years gov largest state, versus 4 years gov small state/4 years pres)
        Clinton 1996 (incumbent)
        Bush 2004 (incumbent)

        So of the last seven elections, only two clearly back your assertion.

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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 12:29:22 PM PDT

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        •  Actually, (none)
          Dukakis had more years as governor than Bush Sr. has as Vice President (he was never Gov. or Sen.).  Gore didn't get inaugurated.  Therefore, he lost--and he should have won going away.  And you can put Dole-Clinton and Kerry-Bush in the list of less experience winning, too.  Both Dole and Kerry were the quintessential experience candidates.  Also, I believe Carter had 6 years as Gov.  
          •  That's silly. (none)
            It's impossible to have more applicable experience for the role of president than an incumbent, who has been doing the job for four years.

            Bush 41 had many flaws, but his experience was not one of them. From VP, to head of CIA, to teenage war hero, he had a long career as a public servant.

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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 01:18:25 PM PDT

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        •  Let's see... (none)
          ...Reagan was less experienced than Carter.

          ...Clinton was less experienced than Bush, Sr.

          ...Bush was less experienced than Gore (although Gore actually won).

          ...Kerry was less experienced at President than Bush (Kerry actually won).

          Either way, experience is way overrated in Presidential elections.

          "Make the truth your litmus test."

          by independentchristian on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 01:29:14 PM PDT

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