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  •  Good diary. (5+ / 0-)
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    Iddybud, chuckles1, CarterDulka, Karyn, TomP

    Thanks for this recap. It's tough to keep up with all of the news on all of the candidates. You (and fans of this or other candidates) may want to consider a week-end news digest on your person. Helps all of us keep up. :-)

    What I most want to see from Edwards is a genuine attempt to reach out to younger voters. He's definitely got the kind of philosophy and overall platform that lends itself well to radical student loan and education opportunity reforms.

    So, John, convince me that you're the best person for the younger voters.

    •  Edwards had a big college tour (4+ / 0-)
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      cosbo, chuckles1, kath25, TomP

      Last year Edwards toured colleges in an attempt to inspire college students to take up the anti-poverty cause just as those in earlier years had taken up the civil rights movement. One of the problems is that Edwards' efforts received little media coverage, although he did make an appearance on the Bill Maher Show on HBO to call attention to his tour.

      •  That's cool (1+ / 0-)
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        TomP

        But for many, many college students who are 10's of thousands of dollars in debt and facing meager job prospects, helping others not be poor is a far, far lesser concern than being able to support themselves.

        Edwards needs to emphasize policies to help younger voters.

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