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  •  I got an e-mail from Edwards (7+ / 0-)

    last week asking for input about his possible candidacy.  I responded that he has my vote, my time and my money.  John and Elizabeth Edwards - two of the greatest Americans.  How I would like to be voting for them in 2008 for President and First Lady.

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    by myrealname on Tue Dec 26, 2006 at 08:19:27 PM PST

    •  Everyone got that email (0+ / 0-)

      I did too. We all know he's running. It's so funny how easily people are fooled. He's not ASKING for your input, he just making the appearance he is.

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      by djm4america on Tue Dec 26, 2006 at 08:26:56 PM PST

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      •  Imagine that (3+ / 0-)
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        a politician using his e-mail list to announce stuff through his website. What is the world coming to, honestly.

      •  you may not think it is used but it will be to (2+ / 0-)
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        the remarks are good input for forming the debates, and defenses from stuff like you post.

      •  did you even read the email? (1+ / 0-)
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        The email doesn't mention whether he is running or not.  Anyone who doesn't know by now that John Edwards is running for president in 2008 obviously hasn't been paying attention.

        The email doesn't ask for input.  It asks for an email in response.

        The question it asks is this:

        But this is our effort, and we can only succeed if we're all in it together. So before I make a final decision, I need to hear from you:
        Are you ready?

        If you're ready to take this to the next level, and launch a renewed national effort to change America, send me a note and let me know:

        Now what that question actually means is certainly open to interpretion.  I read it as a call for volunteers to actively participate in a formal campaign.  Others may read it somewhat differently.  But I think anyone who seriously contends that John Edwards, at this stage in an obvious presidential campaign, is just now asking potential voters whether or not he should run, whether as a sincere question or as some kind of pretention, is being deliberately obtuse.

    •  Same here, JRE has my vote (1+ / 0-)
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      my time and my little bits of money.

      I don't thing you can put together a better ticket than Edwards/Clark. They're both tenacious fighters, rock solid leaders, incredibly intelligent, and most importantly -- both care more for their country than their politics or personal gain.

      The best Obama has going for him is his life experience -- but I'm not sure that's enough for the challenges we face today. Still I have no doubt he has the potential to be a great Senator and to become a great American statesman.

      As for Hillary, she has my respect. She has been battered and tossed about more than any woman in the history of American politics. Yet she has kept her ship upright and steady through it all. From what I've seen and read, her considerable political skills are most desperately needed now in the Senate. Triangulation doesn't sound great to us, but when one is trying to build concensus between camps that are so far apart as the Rs and Ds in the Senate, the ability to find a viable middle ground and get work done is one that is absolutely vital in that body. I hope she stays there.

      All the media noise about those two Democratic candidates feels way too much like well scripted, pre-planned bell clanging to me, and so, I'm 100% suspicious of the motivation for it.

      Bottom line ... an Edwards/Clark ticket is a winner. Even better, however ...

      An Edwards/Clark team would have the contacts and respect necessary to build a truly effective amazing team in the Executive Branch. These times call for these sorts of leaders. Here they are:

      John Edwards/Wes Clark

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