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    Default And the race is really on. (officially)

    So now that John Forbes Kerry has seleted John Edwards to be his veep, (I know, I know, big surprise there huh?) how do we think it will turn out in the Fall?

    Do you really think that Edwards will help Kerry get the "Southern Vote?" I live in Durham, NC right next to Raleigh where Edwards lives so this could be interesting. I used to live in Mass. about an hour and a half outside of Boston, where Kerry lives.

    I still couldn't bring myself to vote for Kerry (not all that happy with Bush, but I think he is a better choice than this tag team) but I am wondering how others feel about the final choice made today.
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    The Waffle got his Syrup. Took the guy he himself said was not qualified to be Presdient. Decided to go with polls rather than with substance. A preview to how he would run the country. Won't go with personal convictions, but by polls. Now there is a full fledged liberal ticket. France and terrorists must be pleased.

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    Wasn't supporting Kerry before, irregardless of what my Union said, and I am still not supporting him.

    I am not 100% pleased with GW but find him more pallatble than the two or more faces of John Kerry.

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    Sharkie, I know you moved out of MA to escape from your Senator Kerry, and I'm inclined to agree with that choice! I just don't see a solid position that we can see Kerry holding, not from his campaign and not from his time in the Commonwealth. We get what we get with Dubya, but at least it's consistent.
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    And to think I was naive enough to think that this was a thread about the only real race going on - the Tour de France.

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    Wish it was McCain

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    Ullrichk,

    I'll second that one for a few reasons:

    1) Records are made to be broken - to win 6 Tour de France races, let alone consequtively is absolutely astonishing and a testament to one's athletic prowess, especially after beating a very progressed testicular cancer.

    2) It will tick the French off to no end, and I am all about that.

    3) He is essentially representing the United States on our "national" team if you will since he rides for the US Postal Service.

    4) Oh, did I mention it will tick off the French?

    Sorry to get your hopes up about the race.
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    Unhappy Damn Shame......................

    I really hope this venture into the twilight zone doesn't hurt Sen. Edward's career. He seems to be a very reasonable person on quite a few areas, not exactly a typical democrat. An adventure with the Kennedy wannabe will not do much for him, except, maybe, show the democrats what they missed by not putting him in the top spot. I don't know if I'm as much Pro Bush as I am anti Kerry, even though I'm a Republican. One thing for sure, If you want the IAFF president for Labor Secretary, vote Kerry, if not, vote Bush.
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    I don't know if I'm as much Pro Bush as I am anti Kerry, even though I'm a Republican.
    Remember that the opposite is true. Many people do not like Kerry but hate Bush outright (for any of a number of reasons) and will ovte for Kerry simply because of that. They don't necessarily support Kerry, his views, or stances, or even like the guy, but the thought of voting fo Bush makes them cringe.

    As I have mentioned many times, Bush may not be great - I son't care for some of environmental policy weakness, his "faith based initiatives", the running of Iraq after the collapse of Hussein (I have no problem with the actual initiation of combat with Iraq), and a few other sortid opinions. (I actually tend to be more of a Libertarian than the registered republican that I am.)

    However, Kerry's stances on gun control, abortion, affirmative action, taxation, socialized healthcare, and other issues are in total disagreement with mnay of my core beliefs.

    One must rationally make a choice. It does stink that we are stuck choosing between either of these three for President.

    Personally I don't think that Edwards does much for Kerry except that it supposedly makes him more appealing to southerners so he they may forget how much of an educated, blue blood, liberal he really is.
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    As the leader of Al Quiada and Camel Jocks Local H-2-O I fully endorse the Kerry/Edwards ticket. My ill got union dues will be in the mail.
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