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Edwards: 'Pretty Soon We're Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population in America.

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:06 PM
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Edwards: 'Pretty Soon We're Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population in America.'


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“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:06 PM
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John Edwards just sealed his fate. His campaign is now officially over!

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:14 PM
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Just because of his perception that many young African-Americans could possibly go to prison?

Sounds like what Bill Cosby would say.

I don't think its provocative, its just his concerns as I would say.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:16 PM
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It wasn't the best answer in the world, although I don't think he really meant it to come out like that. Even though the phrase you posted in your thread title was taken just a little out of context, a politician should be able to do a better job in a public forum like that.

Obama and Clinton are licking their chops!


Peace


[edit on 28-9-2007 by Dr Love]



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:20 PM
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being an "African-American male" i take this as an offensive comment.. making it seem like thats all "black" choose... jail or dead for a whole poplulation/race?!! thats nutts!itnt he the one thats a mormon?

mormons think blacks are a cursed race anyhow.. so no suprise comming from this joke anyway...people are so retarted.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Obama and Clinton are licking their chops!



You think they were really worried about Edwards? Well, I should say she.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by KINGOFPAIN
mormons think blacks are a cursed race anyhow.. so no suprise comming from this joke anyway...people are so retarted.


Edwards is not a mormon. A moron maybe, but not a mormon. I think he was actually trying to appeal to blacks though, by making the statement that too many people are in prison, and since such a large percentage of inmates are black, he was trying to win black support. It'll prolly backfire, although it doesn't even matter since he doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of being nominated.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:31 PM
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Yeah, I think he could have phrased that better!


I don't think he had any chance anyway though.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:43 PM
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For an alleged smooth talking lawyer, he really put his foot in his mouth.
Either his true colors are coming out, or he's not the great speaker I thought he was supposed to be


What was he thinking???


apc

posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:45 PM
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You're confused.

Romney is a Mormon.

Edwards is a moron.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:47 PM
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Edwards isn't Mormon. Romney is.

Sorry dude!



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:53 PM
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Yeah, he musta been tired or something. He prolly came up with that off the cuff and thought on a moments notice it would be a cool thing to say, and that it would be well recieved by the blacks. He obviously forgot how overly sensitive they can be and Imus'd himself.



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