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  •  I thanked him for his role in placing it on (0+ / 0-)

    the agenda and I still agree with my statement.

    John Edwards is not a candidate for anything.  His political career is likely dead.  

    He helped.  if you read that, you'd see I also thanked Hillary and Bill Clinton.

    My comment is directed to some love for a candidate you have.  "Hillary needs to be the one praised."

    She does not own health care.

    Maybe you never read this:

    Finally, we cannot have a fair prosperity in isolation from a fair society. So I will continue to stand for a national health insurance. We must -- We must not surrender -- We must not surrender to the relentless medical inflation that can bankrupt almost anyone and that may soon break the budgets of government at every level. Let us insist on real controls over what doctors and hospitals can charge, and let us resolve that the state of a family's health shall never depend on the size of a family's wealth.

    The President, the Vice President, the members of Congress have a medical plan that meets their needs in full, and whenever senators and representatives catch a little cold, the Capitol physician will see them immediately, treat them promptly, fill a prescription on the spot. We do not get a bill even if we ask for it, and when do you think was the last time a member of Congress asked for a bill from the Federal Government? And I say again, as I have before, if health insurance is good enough for the President, the Vice President, the Congress of the United States, then it's good enough for you and every family in America.

    Teddy Kennedy: 1980 Democratic National Convention Address

    Teddy was fighting for it long before Hillary Clinton.

    But even more imporantly, you whining that Hillary was not getting credit was inane.

    "What we've seen the last few days is nothing less than the final verdict on an economic philosophy that has completely failed." -- Barack Obama

    by TomP on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 11:46:37 AM PST

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    •  Really. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      I can't see what disagreement we have.  You didn't want Edwards to go without mention, and I didn't want Clinton to go without mention.  I have no problem with your reminding people that Edwards had a role to play in this.  I simply did the same thing, albeit in a smaller way.

      John McCain, you are _not_ my friend.

      by LarryInNYC on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 12:01:13 PM PST

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      •  Actually, it did not (0+ / 0-)

        really matter that much.  I easily could have left the Edwards comment out of the diary.  I think I saw an analogy with Baucus moving it forward, just as Edwards did by annoucing his plan in February 2007 when no one thought such a plan was politically possible.  

        We're cool.

        I am not an Edwards supporter anymore.  His career is over.  Now I'm a Merkley supporter for 2016, but that's another story.  :-)

        So if Clinton runs in 2016, we may be fighting again.  :-)

        Take care.
         

        "What we've seen the last few days is nothing less than the final verdict on an economic philosophy that has completely failed." -- Barack Obama

        by TomP on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 12:08:47 PM PST

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