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  •  Never A Chance I'd Have Voted For Her (6+ / 0-)

    Ever. Not after Kyl/Lieberman. NFW.  I'd have voted for Mike Gravel happily before her.

    It was Edwards, then anyone else BUT not her.

    I'm an antiwar voter FIRST and always.

    And when the hell are they gonna quit whining, anyhow.

    You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

    by mattman on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:49:08 AM PDT

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    •  I'm an anti-war voter first also. (4+ / 0-)
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      In fact, it is the ONLY issue on which I would do a write-in or vote Third Party rather than vote for the Democrat.  However, I am still confused as to why so many anti-war voters and progressives supported Edwards as their first choice considering his wretched voting record when he was in the Senate.  He talked a good game during the campaign, but when his votes were on the line, he didn't play it that way.  This being said, an aside:  the media and blogger "angst" regarding his affair is deplorable.  There is something rotten in the USA and it is neither Elizabeth nor John Edwards.

      •  Simple And Happy To Answer (2+ / 0-)
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        that:  Edwards struck me as absolutely sincere in his regret for his AUMF vote.  Hillary, otoh, killed any chance I'd have believed her even if she "apologized", which she did not, and her vote for the Kyl/Lieberman which would have made it clear she was lying.

        Then her "obliterate Iran" remark totally creeped me out.  Totally.

        Plus, remember her smug remark about if it was important to anyone that she apologize for her stupid vote, they should pick another candidate.  This was very early on when she was in the lead in the polls by about 30%.

        I said then, okay, and I did.

        Plus, after "sniper fire" I would not have believed anything she said anyway.

        Hope that helps.

        You can't always tell the truth because you don't always know the truth - but you can ALWAYS be honest.

        by mattman on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 10:25:03 AM PDT

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