hope for democracy?

Kerry made the best choice for running mate. With his choice of Edwards for VP, I was startled to notice that I was actually feeling some hope for November. For maybe even the next sixteen years.

The one thing I don't understand, though, is why all the windbags are clucking about Edwards being inexperienced, lack of foreign policy expertise, etc. and blah blah blah. Like Bush had any experience in foreign relations? Even the mighty Clinton was a governor -- not exactly well-versed in foreign relations. Nor did the recently sainted Reagan come to office with a track record in foreign relations.

What Edwards has is decency and brains. He's already more than amply demonstrated that he has the ability to learn fast and think on his feet.

So now that Kerry has chosen Edwards, I'm actually getting excited about this campaign. Which makes me think about the windbags claiming that the person running for VP doesn't influence who voters select. It matters to me, and I hardly think I'm unique. I think it will matter to a lot of voters who were having trouble warming up to Kerry.

Yep, John Edwards is a great choice for Vice President. I already ordered my Kerry-Edwards bumper sticker.
Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/07/04 at 05:29 PM
  1. While it’s nice that Edwards is the VP nominee, there’s a small problem. He’s a lawyer. A trial lawyer.

    A medical malpractice lawyer.

    Now, I don’t know anything about the cases he has handled in his past, but I have a big issue with this class of lawyer. Sure, it might be because my wife is a nurse, and she’s always telling me about how some other doctor is not going to practice anymore because he can’t afford the insurance…. But it’s just fricking wrong.

    Not that I want to ruin any hope that the Democrats have… but if things start to take a turn for the worse after they get in office, that cattle station in Australia is starting to look nicer and nicer…. Hell, even Canada might be acceptable!

    Posted by adam  on  07/16  at  02:20 PM
  2. Let’s see—is Edwards a lawyer for hospitals? No. Is he a lawyer for insurance companies? No. Is he a lawyer for the incompetent doctors who maim or kill patients? Nope. He’s a lawyer for the poor schlubs like you and me. And if doctor or hospital negligence injured you, one of your kids, or Jen, she would have you at a good lawyer’s office asap because she knows how much it will cost to spend the rest of your lives fixing a mistake.

    And I bet your wife tells you lots of stories about doctors that ought to be out of business.

    At least if you do move to Australia or Canada, you’ll have health insurance without having to sell one of your kids to pay for it.

    Posted by lee  on  07/16  at  03:20 PM
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