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January 04, 2007


Anything new on the Keefer front?

I can't get excited about Edwards this time around (and, yes, I can get excited about policy and intellectualism over affable personality traits).

Back in 2003/2004, Edwards was my third initial pick from the Democratic primary (behind Dean and Clark). He seemed young, fresh, invigorated, *southern* and with a good mind full of clarity.

And then he became the vice-presidential nominee, and disappointment abounded after that. His speech at the DNC almost completely deflated my enthusiasm for him. The "Two Americas" was a retread from an old, old Democratic playbook, and I didn't feel it connected with much of America's voting bloc.

I'm willing to give Edwards the benefit of the doubt this time around, and look forward to hearing what he has to say, but it comes with much apprehension. Perhaps this is why I'm more excited about Obama?

John Edwards knows a lot about poverty, after all, he’s helped throw a lot of people into it with:

- his co-sponsorship of H-1b visas,

- his support for illegal aliens,

- his vote for MFN-China

but what about stuff like iraq war and the patriot act?

well, he voted for them too

About the only thing you can say for Edwards is, he spent so much time running for president that he didnt have time to do more damage as senator

You’ve got to ask yourself - ‘what did he do, with the power he had, when he had it?

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