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Edwards & Clinton Exchange Fighting Words

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posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 02:08 PM
By formally stating his intentions to run for president, John Edwards has put the pressure on Hillary & Obama to declare or risk being left out in the cold. Edwards has the advantage of not holding office which allows him to be bolder than office seekers holding office. His coming out strongly against military escalation adds to the pressure on these potential candidates.

January 15, 2007 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton last night ripped into 2008 White House contender John Edwards - her first direct assault on any of her potential Democratic presidential rivals.

Clinton's surprising broadside came just hours after Edwards, in Harlem, delivered a sharp condemnation - clearly aimed at Clinton, although he didn't mention her by name - against those who fail to "speak out" against the war in Iraq.

"Silence is betrayal, and I believe it is a betrayal not to speak out against the escalation of the war in Iraq," Edwards told a crowd at Manhattan's Riverside Church, where Martin Luther King had declared his opposition to the Vietnam War. NY Post

Hillary is a war monger that has been hedging her bets in the face of the public's antiwar sentiments. Edwards is a shrewed politicians and at the moment Hillary is on the ropes.

posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 11:33 PM
The smart candidates will give 2008 a miss.
The 2008 election is there for the Dems to win but 2004 proved that certain US political leaders are able to lose very winnable elections. If the Dems nominate Hillary and the Republicans put forward someone like Giuliani they could well maintain there presences in the Whitehouse.

posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 12:29 AM
Edwards is a lightweight. Why is he an any better candidate now than when he lost to John Kerry in the 2004 primaries and lost as Kerry's VP running mate? He didn't run again for Senate because he knew he'd lose. What does anyone see here? Clinton's going to smash him like a bug on her windshield.

Obama, if he attacks Hillary, will be in the same position, but I think he's looking for a VP nomination so will try to not upset anyone.

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