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Is Edwards the right choice as VP?
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Posted on 07/06/2004 9:19:37 AM PDT by gilliam

Is Edwards the right choice as VP?

Mr Kerry announced the selection in an e-mail to supporters and made it official later on Tuesday at a rally.

Senator Edwards, a former rival of Mr Kerry's, was the favourite among several Democratic candidates.

Do you think John Edwards is the right choice? Would he make a good vice-president? Is this a boost for the Kerry campaign? Send us your views.

They have a poll you can freep and a place to submit letters

(Excerpt) Read more at newsvote.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; edwards; kerry; veep

1 posted on 07/06/2004 9:19:37 AM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam

I think the bigger question is, 'What were the democrats smoking when they picked John Kerry as their candidate?'

He's as exciting as two day old oatmeal.


2 posted on 07/06/2004 9:26:00 AM PDT by kenth
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To: gilliam

He's the best they got...lib to the core and no kiddie porn in his past.


3 posted on 07/06/2004 9:27:53 AM PDT by Bob J (freerepublic.net/ radiofreerepublic.com/rightalk.com...check them out!)
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To: gilliam

Picking Edwards risks a ticket that is perceived as being "upside-down". Edwards-Kerry makes more sense than Kerry-Edwards.


4 posted on 07/06/2004 9:28:05 AM PDT by Redcloak (My tagline reminds John Kerry of Vietnam. Did you know that John Kerry was in Vietnam?)
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To: gilliam

I still think they're trying to trick us. Wait and see, it's going to be Hitlery!


5 posted on 07/06/2004 9:29:17 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: gilliam

When it is exposed that John Edwards had attended sex parties while his wife was giving labor to their son, he will torpedo this ticket.


6 posted on 07/06/2004 9:35:20 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (John F-ing Kerry??? NO... F-ING... WAY!!!)
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To: gilliam

YES, it is !

We need more laweyrs in the government...


7 posted on 07/06/2004 9:35:31 AM PDT by traumer
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To: gilliam

In any case, he's a second choice....


8 posted on 07/06/2004 9:40:32 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: gilliam

I am taking the liberty to post this reader's comment on the BBC:

"Edwards has charisma...but little else! He's only been in politics for a little over 2 years. Prior to being a Senator he was an Ambulance chaser (ie. Personal Injury Attorney).
To think he might be one heartbeat away from being our President is a dim prospect. Let's hope he doesn't see the inside of the White House "


9 posted on 07/06/2004 9:40:37 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Revolting cat!

NOT "I still think" BUT "I still feel"--- Thinking requires reasons.


10 posted on 07/06/2004 9:43:13 AM PDT by ontos-on
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To: traumer

What's wrong with Lawyers?


11 posted on 07/06/2004 9:48:00 AM PDT by jfreif (I like my money and my guns.)
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To: gilliam

HMO - brace yourself !!


12 posted on 07/06/2004 9:48:34 AM PDT by traumer
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To: gilliam

Edwards isn't the right choice because Kerry isn't the right choice...


13 posted on 07/06/2004 9:49:22 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Botox/Breck '04 - "better" governring thru chemicals...)
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To: jfreif

I suppose you're one of Them... ?


14 posted on 07/06/2004 9:49:51 AM PDT by traumer
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To: gilliam

Well, it's not as if Kerry had a pool of winners to pick from in the first place.


15 posted on 07/06/2004 9:51:32 AM PDT by RichInOC (Kerry-Edwards 2004-Dudes, You're Gonna Get Shelled.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Evidence of that?


16 posted on 07/06/2004 9:51:53 AM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: jfreif

I love my attorney. It's all the other ones who are ***holes ;-)


17 posted on 07/06/2004 9:53:14 AM PDT by adaven (Kerry is a fruit-loop.)
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To: ontos-on

Comprehending jokes requires a sense of humour!


18 posted on 07/06/2004 9:53:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: gilliam
What I posted to tbe Beeb

With less than four years in the Senate and no other public service, John Edwards is the least experienced major-party candidate for President or Vice President we've had in the last century; possibly the least experienced in our history. At this time of war, can we really afford to have a novice leader one heartbeat away from being Commander in Chief?

19 posted on 07/06/2004 9:53:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor (...Edwards; how unqualified can a man be?)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Would like more details about this when you get a chance. Freepmail if you'd like!


20 posted on 07/06/2004 9:54:02 AM PDT by adaven (Kerry is a fruit-loop.)
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To: Right Wing Professor
With less than four years in the Senate and no other public service, John Edwards is the least experienced major-party candidate for President or Vice President we've had in the last century; possibly the least experienced in our history. At this time of war, can we really afford to have a novice leader one heartbeat away from being Commander in Chief?

I like it - a simple and to the point slogan. Even non news junkies should be able to get it.

az

21 posted on 07/06/2004 10:04:43 AM PDT by Arizona
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To: gilliam

I think he's a better pick for VP than Kerry is for President.


22 posted on 07/06/2004 10:13:03 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Have you donated to FreeRepublic today? No? Where would you be right now without FR?)
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To: gilliam

He was the left choice.


23 posted on 07/06/2004 10:14:50 AM PDT by Consort
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To: gilliam
Absolutely, cause now we can continue to use this...


24 posted on 07/06/2004 10:16:01 AM PDT by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment, NOW!)
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To: gilliam

Looks as those we have Lurch and Gomez Adams for the Democratic Ticket.


25 posted on 07/06/2004 10:17:31 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: gilliam

Many voters don't think about issues at all, and women have the right to vote.

So, in order to win the election, choose the best looking candidate.

I think that was the strategy.


26 posted on 07/06/2004 10:41:56 AM PDT by RonHolzwarth
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To: jfreif
What's wrong with Lawyers?

this particular lawyer and his ilk are the reason that your health insurance is so high.

27 posted on 07/06/2004 10:44:11 AM PDT by smonk
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To: gilliam

Damien? Is that you?

28 posted on 07/06/2004 10:48:39 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Ronald Reagan belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when he belonged to us.)
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To: gilliam
Deadwards had already gotten stale by the end of the primaries. He will not help Kerry that much after the bump wears off.
29 posted on 07/06/2004 10:53:26 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Jimmy Carter provides us all with moments that make us wonder about what was in the drinking water)
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To: Denver Ditdat
This is a BBC poll. What business it it of theirs?
30 posted on 07/06/2004 10:55:01 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Kerry: how can we trust him with our money, if Teresa won't trust him with hers!)
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To: gilliam

Can someone tell me why, when I look at a picture of John Edwards, I hear Little Richard singing "I'm So Pretty"?


31 posted on 07/06/2004 12:04:08 PM PDT by old3030 (Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped -- Elbert Hubbard)
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To: gilliam

32 posted on 07/06/2004 12:05:20 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You are right if you think that I missed the humor in the assertion that you still think Hilary is/will be the VP choice. Were you mocking the very type I thought you represented? That is funny.

I was particularly led to think you were a super-serious nerf from that piece on your ID page about the painting. Maybe that was supposed to be humor too?!

I must be out of my league.

33 posted on 07/06/2004 2:03:35 PM PDT by ontos-on
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To: smonk
NOtice that Edwards has this "aw shucks" style or maybe it would be better described as a Gomer Pyle "Goooolllllly" style. Shazaaaammm. Then there people done you wrong, so you got to come up for some big time cas hin your verdict so things can be set right.

I rfecall hearing Edwards kicking off his presidential campaign. He kept saying "I want to be a CHAMPION for the little guy, the blah blah blah----."

He sounded so absurd with this "Champion" stuff and he had such a tin ear for how stupid it was.

34 posted on 07/06/2004 2:09:14 PM PDT by ontos-on
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To: ontos-on
Were you mocking the very type I thought you represented?

Something like that. Actually, I was surprised myself that someone else hadn't beaten me to the always present they're-tricking-us idea. I admit I should have left a clue or two it was supposed to be humor. Oh, well...

35 posted on 07/06/2004 2:10:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Denver Ditdat

I had said on a thread here a few weeks ago , that Edwards reminded me of Damien Thorne...too weird!


36 posted on 07/06/2004 2:50:22 PM PDT by Delbert
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