Edwards

I support John Edwards. I agree with every one of his policies. I’ve talked about him with liberal friends, and while they might be supporting another candidate, they don’t have anything negative to say about Edwards (besides his past losses, Southern accent, or $400 haircut he paid for himself).

Am I missing anything in particular about Edwards or is there a certain reason why he hasn’t picked up steam? Is it because Obama appeals to the youth vote? Clinton to the Clinton vote?

edit Disregard this post! Opinions change.

22 thoughts on “Edwards”

  1. I’ve heard people aren’t going for him because his wife is having health issues. They’re worried if he gets into office and something happens to her, his priorities can’t be on his job.

    1. Wouldn’t that make him a better candidate than Obama or Clinton?
      We’ve never had a president in the white house before who is a member of a minority. Why would the Democrats think that a minority would have a better chance in 2008?
      (PS: nice userpic.)

      1. cause people want to prove that they’re not racist or sexist by deigning to vote for a black or female person and then congratulating themselves but secretly hoping they don’t actually win the primaries so they can safely vote for another white protestant man but self-righteously regale their friends with tales of how they did their best?
        possibly.

        1. I’m not racist or sexist, but I wouldn’t vote for Obama or Clinton for the same reason I wouldn’t vote for Ralph Nader: I simply don’t think any of them have a chance of getting elected.
          I like Nader, and I like Obama, but I would much rather get someone aligned with my political beliefs into the white house than “prove” that I’m open-minded enough to vote for a minority candidate. Not that it actually “proves” anything, of course, since it’s a secret ballot and I have no obligation to discuss who I voted for or my motivations for doing so.
          Sadly, the American public can be very foolish, and votes for people for very silly reasons, as has been made abundantly clear in the 00s. I hope they’re able to take things seriously this time around. I’m afraid for what’s going to happen to my country if they don’t.

          1. Obama has a way better chance than ralph nader to get elected, and Clinton has a hell of a chance of getting elected being the fron runner of the dems right now. I think you should vote for what you believe in instead of perpetuating something that you don’t believe is right.

      2. Well what’s interesting this time around is that the front runners are both (political) minorities. I feel as if Edwards has been grouped with Biden, Dodd, and Richardson as regular ol’ white doofuses that promise the same old stuff. (while Gravel and Kucinich are fucking crazy.)

        1. “(while Gravel and Kucinich are fucking crazy.)”
          I really dont like hearing close-minded language. I have no idea where you are coming from here. could you tell me what you mean by that? Think carefully. what drives you to speak with your emotions instead of logic, when it comes to candidates that are dramatically, honestly, and genuienly suggesting a very radical change? Im not saying I agree with either of them, but try to be fair in your opinions. no one wants to hear knee-jerk responses.

  2. When he ran for vice president in 2004 with John Kerry he was against gay marriage. I don’t know if he’s changed his position since then, but that’s the image that I’ve placed him with; a homophobe.

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