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  •  From what I heard on FTN this AM, (1+ / 0-)
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    I get the impression that Edwards at least has a clue about the problems most of us face, for example, the insurance companies, big Pharma and the oil companies are part of the problem, and we need to get the hell out of Iraq. I see no such acknowledgement from Senator Clinton. With all due respect to the senator from NY, if she doesn't understand the problem how can we expect her to lead the country to a solution? I don't know if Edwards can be a new FDR, not even sure that it's the answer but I am convinced that Clinton would be a new Hoover.

    CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. A. Bierce

    by irate on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 04:19:50 PM PST

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    •  All three candidates are conveying similar values (7+ / 0-)

      on Iraq, healthcare, and energy/environment.  It's all out there, on record and on their own websites, for those who have been following.

      But I don't want to derail this thread... if Edwards is most convincing to you, then great!  

      •  Agreed (2+ / 0-)
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        Asak, wishingwell

        There aren't huge policy differences between the top three candidates.  They at least all recognize a similar set of problems and challenges, even if they disagree here and there on how best to meet the challenges and opportunities.  

        The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

        by Dana Houle on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 04:40:13 PM PST

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        •  I think there is a HUGE difference in policy (1+ / 0-)
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          between Edwards, Hillary & Obama.

          Not so much in the terms of the 'plans' on paper, but in the foundation and philosophy of those plans.

          The foundation of Edwards campaign is on restoring Government to it's rightful role of self governance - People before profit.

          I don't think the other 2 are there.

          I think that's a HUGE difference in Policy.

          Sharing and Caring are for Commies! They should be illegal.

          by k9disc on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 04:57:42 PM PST

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          •  Look... (0+ / 0-)

            ...here.

            The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

            by Dana Houle on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 05:08:09 PM PST

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          •  There's a difference (0+ / 0-)

            Obviously they are not the same person.  I can see some significant differences between Edwards and the other two.  I really cannot see any difference at all between Obama and Hillary, despite the claims of the Obama contingent.  That said, even between Edwards and the other two, they are all more or less on the same page in terms of at least recognizing the same general problems.  

            Don't like XOM and OPEC? What have YOU done to reduce your oil consumption? Hot air does NOT constitute a renewable resource!

            by Asak on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 08:35:56 PM PST

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    •  Don't be so sure (2+ / 0-)
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      FDR was not the guy who was up next to Jesus on the walls of Democrats when he first ran.

      He was a regular, run of the mill candidate, running on regular stuff. There is a fair chance Hillary could take power, and in a favorable political environment, surprise us. She did, after all, have plans for universal health care. They died, but Republicans bash "Hillarycare" for a reason- it was her baby.

      That is not the mark of status quo. Whether it bodes well, we shall see if she wins.

      I support Chris Dodd for President. Unequivocally. He's the only candidate which possesses any balls (sorry, Hillary).

      by Eddie in ME on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 04:28:03 PM PST

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