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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

John Edwards Shines in Myrtle Beach

I watched intently the first half of the debate, but I must say that I enjoyed it very much. It was like watching those of us who support candidates in the blogosphere, lots of debating about character. Then JRE talks about how our squabbles aren't going to get health care for children or a college education for a young person.

Read Ari Melber from The Nation:

Edwards tweaked both his opponents for making the debate about political squabbling instead of public policy. Returning to his populist economic platform -- especially salient as Americans ponder a recession -- he reminded voters that he was the only candidate to outline a comprehensive plan to end poverty, and the first to introduce a national economic stimulus proposal. His plan came out weeks before Clinton and Obama. The program drove the "party's policy agenda," as Paul Krugman explained, by advocating "aid to unemployed workers, aid to cash-strapped state and local governments," and alternative energy, (most of which Clinton later adopted in her plan). And while the debate moderators kept pushing trite racial questions, even asking Obama if Bill Clinton was the "first black president," Edwards outlined a vision of racial and economic equality, where "every American is of equal value."

And post-debate comments, via NCDemAmy:

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