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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:49 AM
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Poll question: If these three were really our choices for the nomination.... Clinton, Obama, and Edwards....
I'm not saying I think this will be who it comes down to. I think Obama already is looking like a flash in the pan. I strongly suspect Mrs Clinton has a glass jaw and will give us a disappointing performance in Iowa and New Hampshire. Edwards is a little more road tested as a candidate, but Democrats aren't usually inclined to give former also-rans a second shot (as Ed Muskie and Gary Hart can attest).



But that said, if the circus act comes to your state next winter/spring and these are the last three acrobats on the wire, who would you vote for?
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:52 AM
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1. Those are three good-looking Democrats!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:43 AM
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23. absolutely! I can't decide!!
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:56 AM
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2. It's going to be an interesting next 2 years.
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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:59 AM
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3. Edwards
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 01:00 AM by Ayesha
I support Edwards most out of the three; I also like Obama but he needs more experience. I think he'd make a good VP candidate though.

Hillary is either too conservative or hiding her liberal leanings to attract more voters. Either way, I won't be voting for her in the primaries. I don't hate her but she's not my top choice and I think she's too polarizing. She does good work as a Senator and I'd prefer to see her stay there for now.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:23 AM
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20. your sig line pictures
are nice but seem to indicate a woman's place is not in the White House.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:40 AM
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22. I like Obama as VP too
I wonder if maybe he is setting himself up for that. It seems like one of the unsuccessful primary candidates usually ends up as VP most of the time.

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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:59 AM
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4. I live in Illinois and believe me, Obama is no flash. He still generates
as much support and excitement as he did in 04. It is sustained and for good reason. he has done alot of work for us. Hillary has not sponsored or co sponsored any legislation in 6 years.
I do not like the new style slick willie feel I get from Edwards.
But, I do know for a fact that obama is the real deal. He has the chops and an impressive legislative record to boot.
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:02 AM
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5. I can't wait to feel his charisma in person.
Edwards is going to be a tough act to follow, but if anyone can match his brilliant powers of persuasion, its Obama.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:41 AM
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13. "Hillary has not sponsored any legislation in 6 years" - Please check facts before making statements
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 01:41 AM by Bucky
It took me 60 seconds on a dial up computer to figure our you were talking out of your ass. Mrs Clinton has sponsored lots of bills. I disagree with a lot of them, but saying she hasn't done anything is just "truthiness" (ie, a flat out lie).
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:02 AM
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6. Gotta have a southern accent to win in the South!!
And pray that Guilliani is the Repub candidate against him to keep the Theocrats home on election day!!!!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:28 AM
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10. They'll never nominate Giuliani.
The idea of Rudy Giuliani getting the nomination next year is laughable. When all the skels come flying out of his closet, the entertainment will be nonstop. The Leno and Letterman jokes will practically write themselves. When the elephant dust clears, they'll nominate McCain or possibly Brownback.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:04 AM
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7. Edwards/Clinton '08
I could go with that.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:29 AM
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11. Clinton as vice president? I don't see it. It has all the negative of her as president...
....and none of the pluses.
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MasterDarkNinja Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:05 AM
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8. I'd vote for Obama, but I like Edwards a lot to
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 01:05 AM by MasterDarkNinja
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:11 AM
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9. well I voted but I have to say
it's fun to think about for a second, between bouts of actual work in our districts and counties. That is what we can do now that will help- build the democratic community, starting yesterday.
Thanks.
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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:30 AM
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12. Obama...the only anti-death penalty candidate out of the 3
I'd vote for Edwards in the General. I won't vote for Clinton under any circumstance.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:47 AM
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14. Why?
I'm honestly trying to understand the practical difference between Clinton and Edwards.

Clinton is vilified here for three main things:

1) voted for the IRW
2) voted for the 2001 Bankruptcy Bill
3) the DLC


Edwards not only voted for the IRW, but co-sponsored it.
He, too, voted for the 2001 Bankruptcy Bill
He, too, was a member of the DLC.

Why is he so much more acceptable?
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:20 AM
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19. You posed a provocative question
that I see no one has answered .... and that silence speaks volumes.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:57 AM
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26. yeah, why...what's the difference?
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 10:02 AM by GreenArrow
I don't get people ragging on Hillary and then creaming their jeans over John Edwards, when Edwards' record is roughly the same, arguably even worse.

Out of the three listed in the Original Post, Obama is the only one warranting consideration. And while I'm inclined not to vote for anyone who voted for IWR, to say nothing of co-sponsoring it, I'd vote Clinton before Edwards, largely for reasons of competence.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:17 AM
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27. Why?
Because Clinton's a handy dandy smokescreen used to hide the flaws of certain other candidates (at least on DU). Edwards is MORE culpable than Clinton, since he actually co-sponsored the IWR, yet it's the "let's muck up-Hillary bandwagon" that everyone jumps on.


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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:52 AM
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15. John Edwards...
because he's a Southerner and since JFK, all winning Democratic presidential candidates have been Southerners.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:54 AM
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16. Edwards is Hillary in drag, so no diff there. After the freeps get info on Obama...
it will be Obama who?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:55 AM
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17.  Edwards, then Obama, then Hillary. But it's going to be AL GORE, and he's gonna win.
Mark my words.
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adadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:01 AM
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18. That's my prayer n/t
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:47 AM
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25. Ditto! n/t
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:26 AM
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21. It happily appears that DU is Edwards country. n/t
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:46 AM
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24. Nobody is more "road tested" than Hillary Clinton.
I'm not advocating for her, mind you. I'm simply pointing out that she's about as vetted as any human being can be, having lived her life under a microscope for, what 25 years?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:24 AM
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28. Right now, Obama as he was always against the Iraq invasion, then Edwards, last Clinton.
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