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  •  Well, I intend to vote for him. (7+ / 0-)

    I did the first time, and will the second time. But I never had any illusions about Obama. I didn't vote for him in the primaries. I didn't vote for Hillary, either. Do the math (hint: Edwards).

    I am very concerned about where Obama is going on some things. I am less concerned about where Obama is going than where Newt, Mitt, Frothy-Mix or Paul would go. It's a no-brainer to me. Watch your down-ticket races. We have to watch those, and we need to vote.

    Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. Ren and Stimpy: Dog on Cat

    by commonmass on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:15:48 PM PST

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    •  that's about how (4+ / 0-)

      I feel on it, too. He's not perfect, but he's light years better than any of the alternatives. And the way things are going, I allowed myself this afternoon to entertain the fantasy of a big win that would have very large coattails.

      Live without dead time. -- Paris graffito, 1968

      by Mnemosyne on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:24:36 PM PST

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    •  Ok, you give up any claim to bitching about Obama (0+ / 0-)

      not being progressive if you voted for that Charlton Edwards.  Edwards was a conservative Democratic Senator who gave some silly speeches about being the son of a mill worker. It's too bad that so many people fell for his lies and ignored his conservative voting record while in the Senate. There's a reason not 1 of his Senate colleagues endorsed Edwards. They all knew what a tool the guy was.

      President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

      by askew on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 09:13:56 PM PST

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    •  I stood up for Edwards ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... in the first round of voting in my local caucus.  Then I stood with the Obama supporters for the remaining rounds which, in my town, went to the eventual President.

      Given everything that happened after that, I'm glad Edwards didn't make it through the 2008 primaries.

      But he was the only person talking about the Two Americas, and for that I will always respect him.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:00:19 AM PST

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