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  •  Let me get this straight (18+ / 0-)

    You think Edwards was the most conservative candidate in 04 so you backed him.  He has become more aggressive about economic injustice and he changed his position on the war (just like Bobby Kennedy did in '68), so now you back a more conservative candidate (Hillary).  That's fine.  More power to you and good luck.

    Just don't come and piss on our parade.

    •  Good point. (9+ / 0-)

      Bobby did change his views on Vietnam.  And Bobby talked about his change of mind quite candidly, in the manner of Edwards today.

      In passing, I know in my heart Bobby Kennedy would have defeated Richard Nixon in 1968 -- the most important election in my lifetime.  One can only wonder "what if" had Nixon never taken office.

      I view 2008 and the second most important election of my lifetime.  The looming crises of peak oil, global warming, recession, and globalization will require a President of enormous leadership and insight.  I hope I am not "what iffing" as I grow even older because 2008 may be our last chance for our progeny.

      Unregulated Friedman market capitalism must be curbed. I think Edwards is the only candidate who fundamentally understands the need to attack -- yes attack -- concentrated corporate wealth and power.

      •  How different our world would be today (8+ / 0-)

        without the corruption of Nixon that led so many of us to distrust the government so much.  Now, Bush has taught that lesson to a whole new generation.  What if Bobby had lived and won?  What would our country, our world look like today?  We can't know, only imagine.

        In the coming days and months, however, we can do more than imagine how to create the movement for strong progressive transformational change.  We can get behind the candidate who understands the fight that is ahead of us, and is ready to stand up for us and lead us to recapture our democracy.

        I haven't agreed with some of what Clinton has said during this primary season, but this is one statement of hers I do agree with (forgive the paraphrasing here): Voters have the three choices: the one who will hope for change, the one who will fight for change, and the one who will work for change.  She's right there but misses the important issue.  We need to elect the one who will fight for change -- because we're talking about taking power away from people who will hold it zealously and wield it against all comers.

        There is one candidate ready to fight for us and with us -- John Edwards.

        There's going to be a rising ..., And it's going to spread across America, And it will be a wave of change that cannot be stopped. John Edwards

        by edgery on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 08:23:22 PM PST

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      •  I feel the same about the importance of this (3+ / 0-)
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        election.  I wish it were not so, but I think this has SCOTUS riding on it, Iraq, Corpocracy and in general, so many things coming to a head, or rather, falling apart at once that I am unusually fearful of what more of the same will bring-and by that I don't mean even the last 7 yrs, even if you throw them out we're in trouble.

        "I said, 'wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man.'" Robbie Robertson -8.13, -4.56

        by NearlyNormal on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 08:58:16 PM PST

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      •  I am again impressed by this commenter's... (3+ / 0-)
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        ability to look at the stakes and present them in a way that resonates with my own views.

        Excellent comment.  I also believe we are running out of time on a variety of fronts.  We are going to leave our children hell on earth unless we change sooner rather than later.

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