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John Edwards the running mate of John Kerry, announced informaly today that he's going to announce his intention to run for president next election. I met John at a campaign rally during the last run and I thought he seemed pretty sharp. I know he's a believer but hey, aren't they all? So what's your opinions of this guy? Who would you rather see run if anyone? Hillary? Obama? Kerry again?

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In order of which I would prefer, considering the 4 Demoncrats you mentioned, I'd say:

1) Obama - a breath of fresh air, the best option, and the potential candidate most likely to be
    dealt with harshly by the Darth Cheney/Pentagon/Warmongering Corporations triad
2) John Edwards - an intelligent, well educated, and sensible man
3) John Kerry - I trust him as far as I could throw the Statue of Liberty, plus he's a dork
4) Hillary - the slimiest person now considered as a possible candidate, she creeps me out, and she is not honest

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Hillary...got to go with the woman...not honest? good quality  slimiest..did you mean slimmest?  NO CHANCE
          though
Obama...hopefully he would be independent of the slimies
John Edwards...easy to listen to and understand  Haven't seen a list of Edwardisms yet.  For sure somebody is
          looking for them though
Kerry



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I like Dennis Kucinich, but I don't know how well he'll do. I think maybe Obama - he doesn't have as much experience as the others, but that may not be a bad thing.

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Interesting. Now, what would you say each candidates chances are for getting the nomination?

Edwards %50
Obama %35
Hillary %10
Everyone else %5

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I like Dennis Kucinich, but I don't know how well he'll do. I think maybe Obama - he doesn't have as much experience as the others, but that may not be a bad thing.


I like Kucinich too, but I think he'd attract an intensely negative reaction because he is so pleasantly liberal.  He doesn't even recommend invading foreign countries based on a pack of lies.

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Kucinich seems a decent sort but I don't know if his name is recognizable enough. He's somewhat of a behind the scenes kind of candidate but so have a lot of others been. I really like Obama myself but I just don't think this country with all it's bigotry and prejudice  deserves such a good man. Too many hillbilly types who still want to fly rebel flags and form silly militias to keep them thar furiners out. Actually I wouldn't mind seeing Hillary get it because deep down I think she's a power hungry sadistic bitch (and I mean that as a positive) that would just love to bitch slap the republicans into submission. Edwards was / is a trial lawyer so you know he's a smooth operator and doesn't have any conscience when it comes to going after bad guys but he may be just a bit tooooo smooth. It's a tough call anyway you look at it. One thing for certain though. Anyone who is / was /or ever will be a Bush supporter, or a republican will never get my vote. Including Mc Cain.

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I saw a man on the daily show, he seemed like a nice fellow. He was a governor and his name rhymed with Aflack. I think he was running Democratic candidacy.  I myself can't really make a choice. I don't really know much of any of this people. From a Canadian perspective, a democrat sounds better then a republican.

I rather see green come out on top in Canada. They are a very libertarian party.

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McCain is a wolf in junkyard dog clothing. He's an independent thinker on issues not related to war profits, but he'll change social policies with the wind. As a real politician it should be expected that he is a liar and a thief, but I don't know any details.

On an I don't like you scale of 1-100, I'd say I don't like him 85%, and I hate his guts only about 35%, but I don't trust him 99%.

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I've decided to run for the prezident
No rhyme or reason why
I just want to see my percent
Posted by ungodly bye and bye

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
None of the above do I fit
But he better give me 100%
Or his forum I will quit

I'll make Coyote my next in charge
Tophat can write me a speech
Unbeliever can control the mighty press
So that no one will impeach

There will be no bible for my oath
Reason and Truth are a must
And the pledge will very clearly say
In NO GOD DO WE TRUST



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I rather see green come out on top in Canada. They are a very libertarian party.


I'm Green myself, but I don't hold out much hope for their chances in a presidential race. We need to get them in at the local level, and build up to something more prominent later, if there is a later.

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Amazingly, in Canada green is making a radical movement. We have this socialist activist Elizabeth May, which I find has small problems with abortion ( and certain mental problems : Christianity). That is her own stance, whereas the green party is officially pro-choice.

link: http://en.wikipedia....i/Elizabeth_May

She is better then the liberals and the conservative. One is right, the other is righter, and NDP is pretty a liberal party, but not as good.

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I think Edwards may have the right accent for the lowest common denominator.  Sorry my southern kin.

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http://johnedwards.com/about/issues/

Restoring America's Moral Standing in the World
Good idea. Bonus points for a non-Republican using the word "moral."

Universal Health Care for All Americans
A good idea in theory, I just wonder how he intends to do it.

Transforming our Energy Economy and Solving Global Warming
"Solving" global warming? Sounds a bit too ambitious. How about settling for environmental responsibility. We can't expect to be able to control the climate, nor should we try, but we can and should reduce our pollution.

Rebuilding America's Middle Class and Eliminating Poverty
No. Poverty cannot be elimintated. That is impossible without a classless system. But we can influence the severity of poverty. If being poor means you have no heat in your house or you live in a car or you sleep on the sidewalk then we have a problem. But if being poor means you can't afford an Xbox, then we are in good shape. If lessening the severity of poverty is his goal, then I just don't want to see more handouts with arbitrary income discrimination.

Creating Tax Fairness by Rewarding Work, Not Just Wealth
Taxes are not supposed to "reward" anybody. "Tax Fairness" would treat everyone the same, rewarding nobody. Sounds like he wants to add a few more cogs to the tax machine.


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