Former Democratic VP Nominee John Edwards Running again For 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination


In a slow news cycle between Christmas and New Years, former Democratic Vice John_EdwardsPresidential nominee John Edwards throws his hat into the ring for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination. Or is it his comb he threw into the race? Let’s not forget one of John Edwards famous “hair scenes” from the 2004 Election, See video here. In any event Edwards is obviously taking advantage of the no political news cycle until Hillary and Obama join the race.

“We want people in this campaign to actually take action now, not later, not after the next election,” the former North Carolina senator said, sounding as much like a recruiter as a presidential campaigner. (AP via Yahoo News)

Edwards will obviously not be running on the “I am a uniter not a divider” theme as in todays announcement he has already brought out the class warfare card.

In his message to supporters, Edwards listed five priorities to change America. Among them: “Guaranteeing health care for every single American,” “Strengthening our middle class and ending the shame of poverty,” “Leading the fight against global warming,” and “Getting America and the world to break our addiction to oil.” (MSNBC)

John Edwards … the every man’s man.

“If we want to change this country, if we want to move America the way it needs to move, we’re going to have to do it,” Edwards told reporters gathered in a Hurricane Katrina victim’s backyard in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where he staged the kickoff for his campaign.

A grassroots, for the people campaign by a multi-millionaire trial attorney. A trial attorney with a shovel in hand, isn’t that priceless. It best be, because it is hardly believable. Well, it might be believable if the shovel is a metaphor.

Clad in blue jeans and an open-necked shirt with his sleeves rolled up, Edwards said his would be a grassroots campaign that would be led by the needs of the American people while also shining a light on international issues. He said Americans needs to re-establish U.S. prominence in the international arena.

Posted December 28, 2006 by
Politics | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Former Democratic VP Nominee John Edwards Running again For 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination”

    1. Mortella on December 28th, 2006 5:10 pm

      Oh, whoop! Be still my beating heart! Maybe he plans to run in every election until he finally wins. Hope he isn’t counting on it too much. Surely even the Democrats can come up with somebody a little more heavyweight than Edwards.

      Meanwhile, tip, buy stock in hairspray companies.

    2. Scared Monkeys on December 28th, 2006 6:41 pm

      Mortella, don’t forget to buy stock in hair brushes as well.

      I firmly believe people like John Edwards run for the nomination just to be in the media spotlight. No one else would ever give him the time of day, much like many of the light weight political candidates.


    3. Skyboxx on December 28th, 2006 8:50 pm

      Let’s see now. The Dem’s cannot get an Elitist candidate elected like Humphrey (60′s) or Mondale (80′s). They can’t elect Northeast liberals like Kennedy, Kerry or Dukakis.

      They have had luck with another formula. So called simple southern men from humble beginnings with problem family members just like you and me, so they think. This cookie cutter approach from the Dems has been received well.

      Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer, simple man with alcoholic brother Billy.

      Bubba Clinton, came from a city named HOPE, simple man, with coke sniffing brother Roger.

      And now John Edwards, (no not the one who talks to dead people), the other one. Simple South Carolinian, worked in alongside his daddy, went to law school, sued lots of big companies, won then got elected to NORTH Carolina. And oh, just by coincidence, his brother been convicted of DUI.

      So many people are going to shake this guys hand and say, he ain’t bad. He’s just like you and me. But once he’s in, if he gets in, and chances are he may, he will be just like every other left leaning liberal. Its just their way. Can he do the job? Does he have what it takes to lead the worlds strongest army? Can he rule at home? Heady stuff for these guys. Hillary, Sharpton, Kerry and Kucinich can’t get elected. Obama, who knows? Biden?, not unless he can get away with stealing someone else’s speech.

      Gore? Well he had a chance until he denounced tobacco (Where he and hid daddy made millions) and then there was that time he invented the Internet. Now he is a global warming expert.

      John Edwards alone isn’t smart enough to win the nomination, but the MACHINE behind him is the same machine that was behind a simple man from Hope and a simple peanut farmer. Both of these men were considered unelectable at in their time, but history tells a differnt story. Watch those who pull the strings behind the scenes in both parties and you learn alot.

    4. para2legal on December 28th, 2006 9:00 pm

      Red and Mortella, I respect your opinions that John Edwards is not a “heavy weight” candidate. What I see in John Edwards is he is a compassionate man. He’s not a person who speaks with the mentality of, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us; therefore you aren’t voicing a difference of opinion – you’re the enemy.” As proven by the past election perhaps our country is seeking something different than what we have in office. Is it John Edwards?…I don’t know…time will tell.

    5. MOLLY on December 28th, 2006 9:52 pm

      Anything will be better than Mr. Oral Offices wife, Hillary Clinton. God help us if she wins. I am pulling for Obama
      or Edwards for Democrats and McCain for Republicans.

    6. txchic on December 28th, 2006 10:24 pm

      my bet is that edwards is really going for a v.p. nomination. the only thing he has to offer is to deflect from billary’s faults.

    7. para2legal on December 28th, 2006 10:51 pm

      In Edwards message to supporters,he listed five priorities to change America. Among them: “Guaranteeing health care for every single American,” “Strengthening our middle class, and ending the shame of poverty,” “Leading the fight against global warming,” and “Getting America and the world to break our addiction to oil.”
      What’s wrong with this??? Except for “ending the shame of poverty”, which to me would have to translate to “get a job and be a legal citizen”, it sounds pretty good.
      Who knows…food for thought…

    8. Mortella on December 29th, 2006 9:59 am

      He left out cure all disease and create global peace! Nothing is wrong with those things except he can’t deliver on them any more than any other candidate can.

      No, thanks! A millionaire trial lawyer is certainly not my idea of a “simple man” and his goals have tax increase written all over them. Bad thing to know is that we get the tax increases and then nothing to show for them as the pork-grabbers in congress divert all the money to their own districts for pork-barrel projects many of which are totally useless.

      Scrappleface says he announced for the next three elections, lol, might be something to that. Name recognition and all that. Neither he nor Obama have any record on which to run, total unknowns. But anyone is better than Hillary. And Edwards has the same socialist leanings so perhaps he is auditioning for her VP. Time will tell.

      Frankly, there are no candidates who stand out from the pack as really outstanding. Once again, we will likely be voting for the lesser of two evils. Same stuff, different election.

    9. Mortella on December 29th, 2006 10:04 am

      If you want to know more of Gore’s Global Warming theories, read the Unabomber’s Manifesto! They are almost identical and I have to wonder if Gore even realizes this. He has a soulmate in his beliefs but it amazes me at the people who will believe the word of a person who flunked out of not only law school but seminary college which is just about impossible to do. So now that he has invented the internet, he has turned his attention to science where he claims expertise far beyond his possible realm of knowledge.

      Well, at least Gore hasn’t made any bombs yet but I don’t rule that out either given his crazed demeanor in some of those speeches.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on December 29th, 2006 12:06 pm

      I am afraid alot of people will not look past his good looks and charming personality. Voters need to be informed on what this man has done and in REALITY

      It reminds me of another President that was elected.

    11. Mortella on December 30th, 2006 10:21 am

      Slaming the “wealthy” and “taxing the rich” to punish the productive always results in loss of jobs, businesses closing or moving out of the country, etc. Does not work.
      Here is what’s wrong with Edwards agenda:

      “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

      You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

      You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

      You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.

      You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

      You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

      You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

      You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

      You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.

      You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

      - William J.H. Boetcker

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