Friday, December 07, 2007

John Edwards... Yesterday

My other cabin is in South Carolina near Seneca where my boys were born, and so, as chance would have it, was John Edwards. He came home to see his Mom and Dad and stopped by the new Democratic Campaign headquarters to cut the ribbon.

I've heard his speeches before and I'm a fan. He's different.

Of all the candidates, He strikes me as a person who wants to be President because he feels obligated to serve, not just because he wants to be President.

His events are not a rock show or a tent revival. It is so refreshing to hear someone ask for help getting the work done, rather than "elect me because those other people are mean"...Even though some of us think that.

Since the event was at the Democratic headquarters, they had to display campaign literature and posters for all the candidates. Hillary was prominent, as were Chris Dodd and Barack Obama. One good Democrat even had a Hillary campaign hat on. Edwards shook his hand just as enthusiastically as anyone else's. The guy really smiled back at John Edwards and watched him intently as he went through the crowd.

One other thing I noticed was the diversity of the folks. Every demographic was there. Old, young, girls, boys, men, women, Hispanic, Black, White, and other. The Vets were there and so were men and women still on active duty. I talked to one who was standing smartly in beret and camo who said he had heard about Edwards and had to see him.

"What did you think?" I asked him.

"You saw him," he said, looking me right in the eye. "He's the one."







9 comments:

  1. bizgrrl10:41 AM

    Yes, I could go for Edwards. Have even given to his campaign. Somethings wrong though, he's just not getting the attention. Obviously he's not a quitter.

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  2. talidapali11:35 AM

    Of all the candidates, Edwards is the one that most impresses me with his capability to lead this nation out of the various quagmires that the Bush administration has lead us into. Note I didn't say experience, I said capability. There are other candidates running who have more experience in national and international politics, but that counts for naught when no one will work with them. Edwards possesses the ability to get things done I believe.

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  3. captainkona2:39 PM

    Not my first choice, but I'll follow his lead anytime.
    He seems capable of uniting the Center and Left in the party which can only be good.

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  4. Oh, bizgrrl. You're spot on, something is definitely wrong.

    The scenario goes like this:

    Main Stream Media = Corporations
    Hillary and Obama are corporate friendly, Edwards is not. The MSM knows that neither Hillary nor Obama can win in '08...but even if one of them does, it's still good for the fascist element in our country. They know Edwards is the most electable Dem and that he leads all Republican candidates in favorability.
    Therefore, he gets the least mention.

    We are being force-fed Hillary and Obama for a reason. Unfortunately, many Democrats seem to be falling for it. I thought we were smarter than that. I guess it remains to be seen.

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  5. I voted for Edwards last time, and I'd like to vote for him again. I spend a lot of time bitching about what cowards Democrats are, and why don't they say things like X and Y. Then I'll hear Edwards on the news saying X and Y.

    He is definitely different.

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  6. captainkona1:44 AM

    That's right, sour.

    While the rest of the pack seems content to argue about who's worse than who at whatever, Edwards and Kucinich constantly talk about the dramatic change this country needs. Stopping the war and preventing others. Aggressively attacking poverty. Health care for every single American. Economic recovery.

    The Edwards message is consistent an unwavering. I believe he means what he says because the song remains the same. He could never fail to keep he word because he has offered us his honor as a sacrifice.

    Politically, he's got more bases covered than most...

    1)He's Young.
    2)He's more handsome than JFK.
    3)His family is wonderful and 100% goon free.
    4)He's a white male. (sorry, but we all know how it is)
    5)He's a Christian. (and has not tried to use his faith on the campaign trail. That works for me real well)
    6) He's not named Clinton or Bush. (face it, they have to go)
    7) He's a populist that has a long history of being a populist. No facade.

    This country couldn't do much better.

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  7. Anonymous6:43 AM

    We should be so lucky as to have JE elected our next president. He is my first choice! To counter MSM, we must talk him up at every opportunity, just follow Steve's example. --TO

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  8. captainkona2:44 PM

    Oops, forgot one....

    8) He's a Southerner. When you consider the presidents we've had that were from the South, and those that weren't, you find that the smarter (Bill Clinton) and the kinder (Jimmy Carter) came from the South. As opposed to the dumber(all of them) and the evil (all of them) came from the North and the West.

    Edwards can get votes in the South. No other Dem can.

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  9. Out of the whole pack, he's the ONLY one I could go for.

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