John Edwards Is In

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No surprise, but has he figured out something he couldn’t in 2004? After all, he lost the nomination to John Kerry…of all people. And he’s been out of the public debate for some time now. Personally, I think Bill Richardson has more chance of becoming a compelling choice.

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  • http://warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi

    Some have interpreted the 2000 election as a referendum on whether or not America was ready for its first closeted homosexual president. Who knows? Maybe Edwards has a shot of winning the popular vote this time!

  • John Mucci

    So many experts… As the polar ice-caps melts, many insist on scientific “proof” that global warming is the cause and/or that human beings are contributors. Where would scientific proof come from? Scientists, the same scientists they dismiss.

    John Edwards is one of the most decent human beings I have ever met. I think that counts. I’m not looking for a strategist to sit at the head of my country. I’m looking for a smart, capable, decent human being.

  • http://midtopia.blogspot.com/ Sean Aqui

    I have the same concerns about Edwards, but he’s starting to answer them.

    He hasn’t been sitting still since 2004. He kept campaigning among key Dem constituencies, and he became director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina.

    He’s essentially spent the last two years honing his anti-poverty argument and building a base of support.

    I think he’s also being very savvy by downplaying Iraq and promoting his poverty initiatives. It lets him distinguish himself from all the other candidates who are obsessing over Iraq. And it lets him continue projecting the upbeat persona that is one of his winning traits.

    He’s still short on details in a lot of areas. But it appears he has put a lot of time and effort into planning this campaign.

    I go into this in more detail over at Midtopia.

  • Buffie

    Three reasons Richardson should be the Democratic nominee

    1) Competency — No other person out there has Richardson’s proven record of as a legisltor; a diplomat; a Cabinet officer; and as a state chief executive. All Democrats talk about is competency and the lack of it in the White House now. They need to put their money where their mouth is.

    2) Demographics — Richardson represents the largest swing voting demographic in the country. Richardson can turn more red states blue than any other Democrat.

    3) Likeability — Richardson is good guy. He is someone you could see yourself having a beer with. He takes the issues seriously, but doesn’t take himself too seriously.

  • http://sidewaysmencken.blogspot.com m.takhallus

    Richardson is great, but he’s third tier. I may be getting into the Edwards thing. At least putting in a toe or two.