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Friday, January 11, 2008

Listening Pleasure: Fool If You Think It's Over by Chris Rea

Mirrors my feelings about all of the pundits who think JRE's campaign should be gone.

My favorite comment of the day: Shut Up Larry, by one of my favorite writers, Jane Smiley.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

BW Didn't Make the Most Annoying Liberals List

Damn! For the 3rd year in a row, Benny's World didn't make the Right Wing News' list of annoying liberals.

But I'm not alone. Many folks on my blogroll didn't make the list either except John Edwards and the Daily Kos. :-)

Here's a link to the kool-aid stand.

I guess BW won't make the list because it is a progressive site.

(h/t to Anonymoses)

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sam Seder Reports on Rudy G

This is very funny, and alternatively, you see Edwards Supporters passing by.

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Yes, It's True: I was a Guest on the BBC Radio

I was contacted by BBC Radio's World Have Your Say to talk about changes John Edwards would bring to America. Here's the link to the show, and you can click on the podcast.

The main one for Edwards: bringing democracy back to the people.

More l8tr...

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Truth Goes Marching On from NH: John Edwards

More t0 comment..

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Douglas Moreno: the Best Canvasser for JRE in NH

Look at this video.

He is only 12 years old.

He's going to become the next king maker or president in the future. Amazing, his level of detail and affability, and he embodies the spirit of the Edwards campaign.

(h/t Malloy at DU)

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Women Who Inspire Us from the John Edwards Campaign

Elizabeth Edwards, Madeline Stowe, Cate Edwards, Bobbie Edwards, Hilde Sakisyan, and Susan Sarandon

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Levees Not War's Endorsement: John Edwards Will 'Kick Republicans In The Balls'

Source: Huffington Post

(pic: JRE when he announced his 2008 bid in NOLA)

By Karen Dalton-Beninato

Gulf Coast voters have an Edwards endorsement today from Levees Not War with the unambiguous headline, "Democrats need a tough candidate who won't hesitate to kick the Republicans in the balls." They say:
"It is not often we wish we lived in New Hampshire (nice place to visit), but we sorely wish we could be there on Tuesday to 'vote early and often' for John Edwards . . . It is not only that John Edwards had the good sense and correct priorities to launch his campaign for the presidency from New Orleans (take note, presidential debate site committee). And it's not just Edwards' plan to remove all U.S. troops from Iraq within 10 months--something his competitors haven't offered. We don't favor Edwards only because he alone has spoken consistently as a populist public defender against the 'iron grip' of corporate special interests on Washington. Nor is he our favorite merely because he has the best health care plan (Paul Krugman's praise sounds right to us).

We vote for John Edwards for all of these reasons, but especially because Democrats need a tough, combative lead candidate to whip the Republicans, who are vicious fighters in a presidential campaign--especially when they're desperate. Barack Obama is marvelous and would also be a good president, but we worry he doesn't have the aggressiveness to kick the Republican operatives in the balls, the way they always do to Democrats. In Nov. 2004 it was Edwards the courtroom attorney who wanted to challenge the Ohio vote counts before conceding, but John Kerry decided otherwise.

John Edwards has the optimism, the intelligence, and the gut-fire and bulldog tenacity to get the job done . . . He's also a realist. He knows the status quo won't give an inch without a struggle. About dealing with corporate interests such as the drug and oil and insurance companies, he says, "Some people argue that we're going to sit at a table with these people and they're going to voluntarily give their power away. I think it is a complete fantasy; it will never happen." We often say 'We Want Roosevelt Again.' We know we're not going to get Franklin Delano, but in John Edwards we see just about the closest thing to FDR we've seen in many years."

Read more here.

FYI: Levees Not War is a New Orleans based organization that focuses on the environment.

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John Edwards lets Families speak in Manchester

John Edwards has mentioned their names often on the campaign trail: James Lowe, Valerie Lakey, the family of Nataline Sarkisyan. Each has a story that illustrates what Edwards has characterized as corporate power's iron-fisted hold on America. It also proves JRE is not a phony and means it when he says this is personal for him.

I watched this event on C-SPAN, and it was the most moving town hall I'd ever seen. I had to reach for the tissues box a few times.

Nataline's mother and brother:

Nataline's dad:

Story is from Concord Monitor.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

John Edwards and his Two Little Ones

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John Edwards: the Long Run

We will still come through in the Long Run...if our love is a strong one.

And this note from JRE I got this evening:

Dear Benny,

I may be the underdog in this campaign, running against two candidates with more than $200 million between them but the real underdogs are the middle class and those without a voice in America today.

They are losing ground while the CEOs of huge corporations pocket million dollar bonuses and corporate lobbyists get their way and promote their special interests in Washington.

While ExxonMobil rakes in record profits and receives government handouts, gas prices are going through the roof, oil has skyrocketed to $100 a barrel and the middle class is paying through the nose at the pump.

Meanwhile, 200,000 veterans-- men and women who proudly wore America's uniform and served with honor on behalf of our country-- will sleep tonight under bridges and on grates, ignored and uncared for by their government.

I know you cannot negotiate with the entrenched, moneyed interests who are strangling our government. You have to fight them and stand up to them. That is what I have done my whole life and that's exactly what I intend to do as president of the United States. It's why I need your support today.

We can't simply replace a group of corporate Republicans with a group of corporate Democrats and expect change. I've never taken a dime from Washington lobbyists or political action committees. That's why I'm the candidate of change who can take them on-- and win for the American people.

I know who the underdogs are in this fight. I know that the fight to save the middle class will be an epic battle but I will never give up.

We're going to take this fight to save the middle class and to speak up for those who have no voice all the way to the convention and to the White House. And we're going to look our children in the eye and tell them, "We left you a better life than we had."

I'm asking you to join me in this epic battle-- a fight to preserve the greatness of America.

Franklin Roosevelt said, "There is nothing I love so much as a good fight." He spoke for the underdogs and the voiceless of an earlier generation of Americans.

Today, the fight for bold and lasting change continues. With your help, I will fight for the real underdogs of America every single day.


January 6, 2008

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Wallace and Bobbie Edwards Phonebanking in NH

Mike Caulfield has the scoop and videos at Blue NH.


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Audience Response: Best Answer of ABC Debate-John Edwards

The graph says it all.

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