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Friday, March 21, 2008

John Edwards: Never Say Never

Last night, John Edwards was on Jay Leno's show. In the less than 10 minutes he was on the show, he did explain why he got out of the race: it was clear he was not winning, and he thought one of the two remaining candidates would pull ahead and it would be clear who the nominee would be by now. He didn't expect the primary race to be where is today.

I liked it that he still focused on issues, less on personalities. The comment about Barack Obama's speech the other day made it clear. Leno didn't ask about endorsements, nor did JRE offer any. Good!!

He was asked about Al Gore and his work since leaving government. Leno asked JRE if he were asked would he serve in a Democratic administration. Edwards said he would be glad to serve his country--whether it be in government or outside. Then he was asked if he was thinking about running again. His coy reply, "not at the moment, but you never say never."

Here's the Youtube, courtesy of NcDem Amy.

Damn, he looks great. Wonder if he was going to talk to some Hollywood producers and writers about exploring the possibility of a documentary on poverty. Hmmm.

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  • Happy Easter, Benny!
    I was happy to have heard Sen Edwards saying "Never say never...". The 2008 Democratic contest quickly became a media-enforced epic battle between "gender-and-skin color-as-change"..all wrapped up in a cult of personality that swept solemnity and commitment to issues that matter under the drowning waves.

    Sen Edwards hasn't been swept up...he has remained a statesman and a loyal Democrat through it all...and I foresee a very bright political future for him. If you dusted Obama and Clinton's speeches for fingerprints of progress, you'd find evidence of Edwards all over them. He's still at the heart (and the lead) of every truly progressive issue today.

    By Blogger Jude Nagurney Camwell, at 10:00 AM  

  • Happy Easter to you too, Jude. And I agree with you completely. I will be carrying his torch for a long time and I hope others we elect to Congress will be carrying JRE's agenda too.

    By Blogger benny06, at 11:32 AM  

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