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Edwards gave us our script

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[EDWARDS] And we do this -- we do this for each other in America. We don't turn away from a neighbor in their time of need. Because every one of us knows that what -- but for the grace of God, there goes us. The American people have never stopped doing this, even when their government walked away, and walked away it has from hardworking people, and, yes, from the poor, those who live in poverty in this country.

For decades, we stopped focusing on those struggles. They didn't register in political polls, they didn't get us votes and so we stopped talking about it. I don't know how it started. I don't know when our party began to turn away from the cause of working people, from the fathers who were working three jobs literally just to pay the rent, mothers sending their kids to bed wrapped up in their clothes and in coats because they couldn't afford to pay for heat.

We know that our brothers and sisters have been bullied into believing that they can't organize and can't put a union in the workplace. Well, in this campaign, we didn't turn our heads. We looked them square in the eye and we said, "We see you, we hear you, and we are with you. And we will never forget you." And I have a feeling that if the leaders of our great Democratic Party continue to hear the voices of working people, a proud progressive will occupy the White House.

Now, I've spoken to both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama. They have both pledged to me and more importantly through me to America, that they will make ending poverty central to their campaign for the presidency.

So, at every opportunity, we get to ask Hilbama the question:

Senator, how will that help you fulfill your pledge to John Edwards to make ending poverty central to your campaign?

Because if I know them, and especially if I know Obama, there will be no answer.

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Submitted by intranets on

maybe it was a case of WORM. Pledge to make it PART OF THEIR CAMPAIGN is not the same as pledge to address the problems of Americans living in poverty. Maybe they'll both put out a campaign video.

Submitted by lambert on

Of course Hilbama will do that. But we at least have some pushback...

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

unless he define the poor as "me". Hillary is more likely to. And of the 2, she is more likely to campaign on the issue.

OBB is a mythical Roveian creation made entirely out of air and oratory who doesn't appear to give a crap about anyone but himself. OBB, were he actually to be elected, you'll see his dick out in front -- making Bill look like a monk. Other than that, the man has an apparent total absence of interest in the lives of other people, including his own family, no less any visible compassion whatsoever.

What ever anyone might think about Hillary, if they meet her for even a few minutes, they immediately see the warmth and humanity that is often invisible on tv.

As for OBB, who knows. I never met him. But those I know who have say things like "rock star" and "ego". Never "seems like a nice man".

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Submitted by nezua limón xol... on

Coward, the pictures of Barack with his family that i've seen look very real and he looks very emotionally connected to them. and by that, i mean "kind" and "loving." So...now you can never again utter your last sentence honestly again.

And saying we will see his "dick out front" is using a tired racist meme about black men. So...your argument is attached, unfortunately, to some gross motives. And to me it is clear that you really only do a disservice to Clinton, if it is she you hope to help.

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Submitted by intranets on

Boy the GOP trolls have nothing better to do then lob grenades about Obama and frame Clinton, and vice versa.

Hey AC, go get a real candidate and come back then.

Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

Yes, I'm an Obama supporter so I will reserve color commentary and let you make your own conclusions:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...

" Edwards did not, however, speak another truth that seems evident: He is drawn more to Obama than to Clinton."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/us/pol...

yopu pick your own quote to highlight from the above, but i just needed to shower after reading it.

Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

As a longtime Edwards supporter, I am very distressed at the lefty blogs Hillary bashing and Obama boosting. I'm being told I must support Obama because Edwards is drawn more to Obama, but I haven't heard Edwards say anything.

Daily Kos is in all out Hillary attack. I swear it could be a right wing site if you didn't know better!

I don't trust the Obama Unity Pony. I'm appalled at the amount of money he is raising and the ever-increasing establishment Washington endorsements and support he gets. I'm afraid it's all an act and we'll get "unity" which for the last 20 years translates to give the Republicans what they want and STFU. I'm alarmed at the number of lefty sites browbeating their readers to get on board the Obama bandwagon. It's scary to me.

I'm being pushed towards Clinton, much to my chagrin!

Submitted by lambert on

Hillary as insurgent candidate....

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by intranets on

Looks like that defender of "elections" kos might need a recount.

dKos Reader Poll. 1/30/07 9:58 a.m. to 8:27 p.m. PT. 17,995 respondents.

          Jan30 Jan24
Obama      76 41
H. Clinton 11  9
Other       5  1
-------Out of the race--------
Edwards    --   42

Now, I'm not saying that it is not impossible to have a 35 point jump after a year of polling and maybe every single Edward supporter turned into OFB overnight, but maybe he can ask his old buddy Brad to investigate.

Nah, I'm just kidding, kos is the douchebag of election integrity.