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July 28, 2004

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MattJ

I was very impressed up until he got to here:

If there's an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties.

Then I had to change the channel until he was done.

Third America

There's no inconsistency there, but nice try. Edwards says the other side has created or allowed to fester "two Americas" of
rich and poor. His goal is to have one America, a United States.
And Obama was simply saying the same.

You're right to be scared of Obama, though. He's going to be the first black president.

TM

Don't spoil my fun.

And I am quite sure that "scared" is not at all how I feel about Obama.

apoplectic

Like the feigned unity message from Obama bin Laden, Harold Ford's act is a ruse. Use him at your peril, as he and his family are the Kennedys of Memphis. He's not a conservative or even a centrist Democrat. He's a whatever sounds good to you in a soundbyte Democrat and his actions speak louder. Don't be surprised when this snake finally bites someone. He is the last best hope of a faultering and hopelessly corrupt Memphis dynasty. Good background: http://www.metropulse.com/dir_zine/dir_2004/1423/t_cover.html

Dan

Which of those two Americas does Edwards belong to again? I get confused when I hear a wealthy member of a powerful special interest group railing against wealthy members of powerful special interest groups.

WillieStyle

Darn it TM!
We're in complete agreement here.
And not just your run-of-the-mill kind of agreement.
No. I'm talkin' "warm and fuzzy", kumbaya, isn't-this-a-great-country kind of agreement.
Where's the fun in that?

Here's to hoping for the day guys like Obama are so commonplace - in both parties - that they become blazé.

Cecil Turner

Well, looks like somebody has to be the buzzkill . . . Sorry, can't share the warmth for Obama. He was fine when he talked about a diverse background, his family's sacrifices for national security, and his concerns over people's problems. He completely lost me with the universal health care, additional taxes on overseas businesses, and pie-in-the-sky reliance on renewable energy resources.

Good intentions are no excuse for impractical policy, and his proposals are at best unrealistic. Color me skeptical.

jack michalek

What is the big deal about the guy,s race? who
cares? he is a great speaker and talks to most of
the country when he dos so. Good for him!jdm

blackcatz

What a witty play on words, apoplectic. How long did it take to come up with a slam on a foreign name?

jamesbray

News from Illinois: Obama is for one America, as in one heathcare insurer, one welfare system, one place to look to solve all your problems, DC. Don't be fooled.

halfvast conspirator

Actually, Obama's been lauded, and rightfully so, with a stump speech worthy of either party. He concludes that the Kerry campaign is about hope. "Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope." Audacious hope sums up the remainder of the Kerry campaign pretty well, I think.

Jennifer

Great point!
One america, two americas...
After Al Sharpton's speech a while ago maybe he will only have time to talk about one america.

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