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  •  Obama and Clinton. (12+ / 0-)

    We are going to see Republican attacks on Obama for his race and Clinton for her gender. John Edwards made clear yesterday that he does not want the votes of folks influenced by those attacks.  

    John Edwards on NPR with Neil Cavuto, Talk of the Nation on February 8, 2007.

    NC: He was asking how do you feel running in campaign against an African American Barack Obama, a woman Hillary Clinton and he says given the difficulties they face would you accept either as a vice-president candidate should you win the nomination?

    JE: Well, I'll answer the later first and then I'll go to the heart of the question. I think either of them if I were to be successful, and I believe I will be, but if I were to be successful in the nomination process either of them would be very serious candidates for the vice-president. I have a high opinion of both.

    As to the fact that Senator Obama is African American and Senator Clinton is a woman I'll just say this in the simplest language I know how to every democratic primary voter who hears my voice right now - if you are considering not voting for Senator Clinton because she is a woman or Senator Obama because he's black you shouldn't vote for me. Because I think having a real diversity in both in the candidates and in the campaign and in an administration, in my administration, is the heart and soul of who I am.

    Peace Now -- Defund the War

    by TomP on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 01:12:45 PM PST

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    •  Re Neil Cavuto (2+ / 0-)
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      In all likelihood, Cavuto will be the person in charge on a day-to-day basis at the newly announced Fox Business Channel.  In Jon Friedman's Media Web column at Marketwatch.com, the following quotes are attributed to Cavuto:

      • "We're going to be a channel for America -- not for old white men with money. We want to reach women, minorities, young people."
      • "Don't be pompous. Don't be an elitist. Many in our profession try to sound like the smartest guy in the room. Too many business journalists talk only to brokers -- democratize it. If I'm only talking to brokers, I'm limiting myself. . . . ANY story has a unique business angle. I want to encourage a debate. I want to leave you angry, leave you talking."  (emphasis added)

      Since Cavuto will be continuing his working relationship with Roger Ailes, and given his current attitudes toward politics, it might be a good thing to have folks like him paing less attention to the presidential race, although I'm sure they'll figure out a way to smear Democrats (both generally and as individuals) as inherently destructive of the economy.

    •  Wow! A wonderful statement from Edwards. (3+ / 0-)
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