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    the more the merrier?

    Pet peeve - when you link to a 979 comment diary, could you use the permalink instead?

    Examiner: But dictatorship can't happen in this country.
    Gödel: Yes, I can prove it.

    by Alien Abductee on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 04:22:38 PM PST

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      I've not heard a lot from Obama except for the 2004 speech which left me unimpressed, but it seems that we've got two different messages here.  In the end, Obama's appears to be "why can't we all just get along, we're all purple," whereas Edwards makes a significant critique of the way the economy and political system works and has detailed programs to reverse the slide and rebuild One America.

      Sorry, the quotes are from the comments, not the diary.

      "We need to ask America to adopt a new kind of patriotism, a patriotism about something more than just war." -- John Edwards

      by philgoblue on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 04:52:00 PM PST

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        reading the articles I've linked to in my diary gave me a more nuanced understanding of him. Some of it is reading between the lines. My attitude was similar to yours, but I'm much more impressed by his possiblities now than I was before. But as I say, suspending judgement pending actions he'll take in a majority Dem environment. I'll be watching him closely and expecting more from him to see if he's worth supporting for '08.

        Examiner: But dictatorship can't happen in this country.
        Gödel: Yes, I can prove it.

        by Alien Abductee on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 05:03:28 PM PST

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