And so it begins....

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edwards2And so it begins...

For those of us who sat with white knuckles while Kerry picked up one primary state after another following Iowa, the time has come. After two years of fighting for every seat, for our Congress, and for our Senate - it's time to fight for the leadership of our party. The President leads the party, and now is the time to pick a Democrat for President.

In the summer and fall of 2003, I came to believe that Senator John Edwards could lead our party best. I feel no different now.

And, so it begins...

Today, on December 28th 2006, Senator Edwards will announce his candidacy for President. His announcement, in my eyes, should have one of those Bush backdrops with "Back to the Future" emblazoned on it, as he continues to fight for the ideals that defined the Democratic Party. The ideals that lead us through the Great Depression, that lead us through two World Wars, that lead us through integration and the Civil Rights revolution in the 1960s.

Back to populism.

Back to the New Deal.

Back to a helping hand up, not a hand out, nor a back of the hand, which Republicans would offer.

We live in a world that is no better off than the one we inherited, and is in fact worse off than the one we were born into.

Our Planet is harmed.

Our country is at war with an ideal.

Our children go to sleep hungry, and without a roof over their head.

Our elderly, those who fought their way through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, go without proper medical care for the cost is too high.

Our towns and villages die as jobs are shipped overseas, never to return.

Those of us on this forum fight for that which we have lost, that which so many Americans seem to have forgotten existed after 30 years of conservative leadership. Yes, we all fight (even if among ourselves at the moment) and we will continue to fight for this country and this planet - no matter what. We will sow the seeds of Hope in this election, the Hope that was so prominent in the past campaigns of Senator Edwards, so that one day we may reap the harvest of a better country and a better world.

And, so it begins...


morning everyone.

with all the timezone differences and traveling, I might not be blogging the announcement much this morning. But, y'all will have your hands full with two hours of Rep. Miller this morning anywho.

I will probably put up a few comments here and there if it is anything like yesterday. Lots of downtime between events.

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Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Freep this poll


If you think JRE can or should win the Dem nomination, go here and vote.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

And this one, too

on if you think Edwards will be a better candidate than he was in '04:


polls are making me angry. Don't you have some good ones?