Thursday, December 28, 2006

Edwards for President

John Edwards announced today that he is running for President in 2008. I supported him in 2004 and will support him again this time. I'm a sucker for stump speeches and Edwards is really good at it. I also believe he has the right emphasis on the inequality of American society.

I always believed Edwards had a better chance of beating Bush in 2004 than John Kerry and I believe he can win this time. Yes I'm a dreamer and I have been wrong before (I believed Dukakis would win!), but for me discovering Edwards was like Josh and Sam discovering Bartlett in West Wing... the real thing!

Edwards website can be seen here, and yes, tomorrow begins today.


At 29 December, 2006 03:00, Anonymous Charles said...




At 29 December, 2006 03:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what I thought....It is only going to be 2007....I think this is a too far left page...Take care anyways-perez

At 29 December, 2006 11:27, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

OK, OK.. I didn't actually expect any of the few readers of my blog to agree with me on this one, but I'm actually suprised the reaction of both of you.

You should know that I'm a Democrat and Edwards is hardly a representative of the left wing the Democratic party.

I also made it clear that my support of Edwards is not based on a rational belief in his chances. The reality is of course that Edwards isen't going to wing the nomination and the Democrats cannot win the Presidency without some freakish intervening event.

At 29 December, 2006 13:27, Anonymous Charles said...

Hey Torsten,

When I wrote the PLEASESSSSEEEE NOOOOOOOOO, I had a very big smile on my face, and the tone was of laughter and fun, nothing else.

Personally, being a left leaning Republican - actually more of a centrist Republican, I was hoping that Evan Bayh was going to run for the Democrats, but he had no chance with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama in the field. There was no way that Evan would have been nominated due to the way the Democrat party is leaning.

Right now, I am a bit discouraged with the choices in the Republican field. There seems to be no direction. My party is being torn in 5 different directions - Immigration, Taxes, big spending/pork, War on Terror, morality issues. I am sure there are a few others, but those are the biggies in my eyes.

Anyhow, good luck with Edwards! And again, no offense was meant! :-)

At 29 December, 2006 13:32, Anonymous Charles said...

One more thing, this is not a too left of a leaning web page/blog.

Left leaning? Yes!

But, whats the point of conversing with those who agree with you all the time? Thats boring!

The whole point of a healthy democracy is a healthy exchange of ideas by those with different political and philosophical views on things.

I enjoy a challenge to my thinking. It helps me hone my arguments and thinking, and allows me to open my mind to other ideas.

So keep em coming Torsten! I may not agree, but I enjoy and respect your perspective!

At 29 December, 2006 21:15, Blogger Perez said...

No please do not take it the wrong way...I think the Republican party went too far left and well I really don't agree with Democrat party...Sorry....I don't like the idea of Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama being president....It is like a popularity contest not who will lead the states in the right direction...And please lets not talk about 2008!!! I still haven't gotten use to the idea of it being 2007...I think I'm moving to Canada or somewhere where it won't be about who is going to run or who has the best hair of the people running....No joke...Here in Cali they talked about who had the best hair and who looked nicer of the two...And Charles you are right...No point in talking to people you will always agree with-Take care you two-perez

At 30 December, 2006 23:27, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

Charles, sorry if I diden't take your comments in the spirit they were intented. I did knew you weren't being meanspirited and you will always be given a "wide margain of appreciation" (i.e. I will always construe you comments in a positive light).

If I were conservative I diffently woulden't support Edwards, but I woulden't find him the worst candidate the Democrats could put forward. For me the Republican candidate I could accept the most is Mitt Romney.

Perez, I now what you mean. Its not even 2007 yet and we're already discussing an election in November 2008.

I would also like a more substantial election debate than what we're often treated to by the media.

Charles + Perez, I've enjoyed your comments on my blog because you challange me... have a really good new year.

At 31 December, 2006 01:43, Anonymous Charles said...


Thanks for the appreciation! I have finally put my comments in the Israel/Peace blog. Sorry that its so long.

Also, I wanted to respond to one of your older blogs (I really enjoy your blogs). This was about the intelligence or mental prowess of the US military. I finally found the response I wanted to give. Since I can be lazy, I will let it speak for itself. Let me know what you think!,2933,240001,00.html

I know, I know...Its Fox News! :-)


At 31 December, 2006 02:43, Blogger Perez said...

hey I like fox news and I like Oreilly too.....So be nice....Hope you two have a nice new years....But I just can't believe we are all talking about 2008...I think this is all nuts...I don't even think I will vote because I do not think anyone has a spine to stand up of anything...Well Rick Santorum....He was a good Democrat that I would vote for just because he has a spine in the middle east issuse and that is what is important to me right now-take care and God bless-perez

At 01 January, 2007 09:41, Blogger karlund said...

I feel like I'm starting to turn left !! If the democrat party is the benchmark for leftyness then God help us all ;-) Is conservatism the only measure of right wing politics?


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