December 28, 2006

Louisiana Loserpalooza

John Edwards (the pretty one, not the psychic) declared from New Orleans today that he would be running in the Democratic primaries for President in 2008.

Funny how Edwards, a former North Carolina Senator, life-long North Carolinian with a job at UNC-Chapel Hill, chose to announce his candidacy in New Orleans, Louisiana, instead of on his "home turf," surrounded by friendly North Carolina Democratic politicians.

The fact of the matter is, Edwards doesn't have much home state support, and had he chosen to announce in NC, it would have likely been overshadowed by who chose not to attend, both stealing his thunder and saying something about his "down home" reputation he'd rather not the rest of the country find out.

Edwards spent part of his New Orleans photo-op with a shovel in hand. For those of us who know him the best, that seems quite appropriate.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 28, 2006 09:48 AM | TrackBack

Maybe the psychic one should run instead. Or does he already know the outcome?????

Posted by: Retired Navy at December 28, 2006 11:14 AM

I thought the choice of NO to be brilliant. I a few pictures, he was able to summate the failure of the Republicans and identify himself with a contingent of voters that respond to the concept of "what are you going to do for me??" In a few phrases he outlined a hint of a give away program that he would institute if elected.

I think he is slime but the NO scheme worked, and lets face it I would prefer him to Hillary. Something about the presentation that Edwards made caused me to think about the fact that the Republicans have had 6 years of a majority and a president, yet what have they done? Did they decrease the size of the governnment, role back taxes perminently, eliminate the death tax, or get government out of our lives. NO!! Instead, we have more government, a sliding (wrong, falling) dollar, a tenious economy, the fact that taxes will go up regardless if the Demes do nothing (which they won't), a stalled war, the fact you can't get on a plane without harassment, you can't buy Sudafed, the police can break into your house at their desire and shoot you without a problem. In short our freedom is gone. In the world of medicine, I am getting paid less and have to ask permission to go to the toilet.

Maybe I will vote for Edwards.

Posted by: David Caskey at December 28, 2006 12:06 PM

Dave, you forgot to mention the plight of the chocolate people. We all know Bush hates chocolate.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at December 28, 2006 12:30 PM

And free spell-check for all, too!

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at December 28, 2006 03:43 PM

John Edward in '08!
Because Everyone* Deserves a Pony

*Except "The wealthy." Or, oil companies.

Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at December 28, 2006 04:12 PM

Well...honestly - if the vote was between Edwards, HRC, or Obama, I would vote for Edwards. The only reason I would support him is that he tends to run "clean" campaigns. I may not agree with him (and I don't), but Edwards tries to stay away from "ambush" politics. For that he is to be commended.

I think what is more interesting here is the fact that the Dems are struggling to find a viable candidate for '08. You'd think with their "wins" (yea right) in the midterms, that they would be able to find a candidate that represents the "New Direction". Guess not.

The real question comes down to, who do we put up against their eventual candidate?

Posted by: Specter at December 28, 2006 06:12 PM

The candidacy of a mystic trial lawyer, worth nearly 50 million dollars, shouldnt even be considered. Then again, as any ambulance chaser will volunteer, they are the poor mans key to the courthouse (and the public is the key to the bank)

Lets hope he gets the nod. The Hillary is a volatile choice and Obama fits the bi-racial pop culture figures common today.

Posted by: icanplainlysee at December 28, 2006 08:05 PM