An apology

I believe people ought to take responsibility for their mistakes. I apologized last night to liberalNC for being over the top in my comments...and did so without explanation or excuse. Excuses don't excuse poor behavior.

I was angry. It was as if a family member had died and someone I hardly knew came by to offer condolences and then ask for the deceased's possessions before the body was even cold. That's not an excuse...but an explanation of why I was angry.

So, I'll apologize again to LiberalNC and the rest of you for my outburst.

Comments

I don't want to be pompous....

But, I will. I just don't know if supporters of Obama have had the time to become to a part of the candidate as Edwards supporters in NC have. 1997 was when this all started for those of us who support him, that is a decade. And, the Presidential race more or less started in 2003 and never quit. That is half-a-decade. Most Obama supporters have been behind him for less than a year.

I really am wandering around completely staggered and stunned, so I understand how you feel.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

Also.

I think for most of us, supporting Edwards comes about because of how we grew up. Really feeling that he was one of us, that he understood the hardship that our families or we ourselves went through. That he was really going to fight to make life better for folks who grew up that way. To me, this race was the JFK or RFK race that people a generation older than me talk about. The ONE race in their entire lives where they believed in their candidate with every ounce of their being.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

To us John Edwards is more than a political figure.

He's part of the family...the family of those who grew up knowing they didn't have what most around them had, and willing to work hard to achieve a better life. You did it. I did it. My wife did it. Many here did it.

Yes, this has been the one race where I clearly saw an opportunity to support someone I felt could achieve the changes we so desperately need here and abroad.

Thanks, Robert, for ALL you did to try to make this come true.

Stan Bozarth

Well done. This sort of thing doesn't happen enough

in the semi-anonymous world of the "net".

I recall the moment when it hit me that Kerry wasn't going to keep the former governor of texas from having another four years. Might have been something similar to what you felt with Edwards.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Well done

I knew/know exactly how you felt. I hope you and Nan are doing OK. I'm still at a loss. I'm not supporting anyone. I'm not even trying. John being out of the race doesn't make Obama or Clinton any better a fit than they were before and it doesn't change the things I didn't like about them before. That will be up to them....not John dropping out of the race.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Thanks Betsy

The first few days we simply were shell-shocked...as are/were most Edwards supporters. I have no idea what the future holds but if John's name is on our ballot he gets our vote. I have nothing but contempt for the Clintons and I don't trust Obama to get anything done. That's not to say he won't...and I will certainly vote for him in the General...but I wonder if 6 months after he's in office, or Hillary, if anything will have really either changed or even taken that first step that starts the journey to where we so desperately need to go. Only time will tell...and John gets our vote because there a lot of time between now and the Convention and who knows what will happen.

Stan Bozarth