JRE Buzz (4)
Just when you thought Gnomedex couldn’t get any better, Senator John Edwards signs on as our Keynote.
The senator is a long-standing supporter of technology - including podcasting and blogging. Every year, we wonder how we’re going to top ourselves. When conversations started with Senator John Edwards’ office, they were intrigued and enthralled with our approach to content! Sentator Edwards will quickly turn his time over to the Gnomedex audience, fielding questions and fostering discussion over how technology could and should play a role in our world. This is fantastic! I’m sure you’ll agree, no matter your political persuasion. This is a tremendous opportunity to have your voice heard. Does anybody know any political bloggers out there? I don’t know any…
Sounds like JRE is following Elizabeth's footsteps from the PDF.
The National Press Club announced this afternoon: Sen. John Edwards to Deliver Major Policy Address Outlining New Ideas in the Fight Against Poverty at National Press Club, June 22.
Note: JRE bloggers already knew this, but we didn't know what the speech would be about, nor did we know the general public could get in for the luncheon, which starts at 12:30, and only costs $35. I hope a JRE supporter from Northern Virginia, DC, or Maryland can attend and give an event report at OAC or JREG.
JRE stopped in Wilmington today.
Here's the scoop:
WILMINGTON -- Former US Senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards made a stop in downtown Wilmington today. He spoke at a meeting for the tenth district International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Edwards said, "I came today to speak to the IBEW, which is a union my brother is a member of. It's a great union andI am proud to be able to be here to talk to them about what's happening to the working men and women in this country."
Read the rest here.
Mark Crispin Miller writes an open letter to Salon on the Huffington Post about RFK's interview in the Rolling Stone concerning the "stolen election" in Ohio. What I didn't know was why Kerry had stayed mum on this. Here's what Crispin Miller wrote:
"Kerry won't discuss the issue frankly on the record, we've been told, because he's worried that the media will smack him for it. ("They're saying that, if I don't concede, they'll call us sore losers!" he reportedly said to a stunned John Edwards just before he called it quits the morning after.) That may be what Kerry, among others, actually believes, but it's absurd, as no amount of public scorn, however withering, could ever be as frightening to a democratic politician as the twilight of democracy itself. "
Yikers..Elizabeth has alluded to this more than once.
More buzz about the Iowa poll: The Pilot
Jacksonville Daily Record
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
More buzz l8tr..
Update (as of 5pmCDT): BIG Buzz
Chris Bowers of MyDD Releases Netroots Survey. Guess who is on top for Potential Presidental Candidates who are Favored at Present...You got it: John Edwards. Here's the graphic.
More about this survey l8tr...
Follow-up from the Hotline Today (June 16), hat-tip to Kos: