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Well, I didn’t get a chance to listen to Edwards last night on MSNBC, since I apparently can’t work a TV anymore. I thought I was watching MSNBC, it was actually NBC and then after Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island made the Democratic response and there was no John Edwards, I realized my mistake. Thanks to the wonders of the giant tubes that make up the interwebs, I was able to watch his speech:

I was pretty happy about the speech, though it came off as disappointingly weak at the end. He made a convincing, fairly non-aggressive case against prolonging the war, arguing from simple practicality. It seems this approach could possibly be better at persuading conservatives and fence-sitters than saying that Bush and the military are terrorists (ala Rosie O’Donnell). And yes I know she didn’t actually say that. What was weak in Edwards’ speech was the whole “timeline” business. It annoys me whenever I hear it. It’s so open-ended. If by timeline, he means in three weeks, then I can live with that.

Another problem here is that while Edwards has come out on the side of peace, he still voted for the war: a serious failure in judgment. And I don’t even listen to Obama (aka Obomba) when he chastises other candidates for voting for the war. Based on his long history of voting to prolong W’s endless war, I have little doubt that Obama would have been right there with his “aye” raised high when called upon to vote to overthrow a sovereign nation whose leadership we installed.

It returns to the fact that there is only one choice: Dennis Kucinich. Electability is a term invented by the corporate-sponsored media. Real electability is what happens when you actually go out and vote with your mind and heart instead of voting because of what some plastic face on a TV screen tells you to do. Dennis Kucinich is the only one who has opposed this war at every turn, the only one who has a real plan to bring our troops home. Edwards was right when he said the only way to force a political solution between Shiites and Sunnis is for us to get out of there. Kucinich has been saying that all along. We should hold all of these democrats accountable and vote for the only one with the clarity of mind and morals to do what was right from the very beginning and elect Kucinich.

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Who’s your candidate?

Posted: 19 August 2007 in Uncategorized
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If you don’t know which candidate agrees with you most, there is a great blind test that will match you with the candidate who most agrees with you (link sent to me by my good friend at the Wrathful Dove). You simply indicate whether you Support/Oppose/Other an issue and then whether that issue is no big deal (meh), important, or key. The test was quite accurate for me in choosing my top two, which I suppose is confirmation that I choose my candidate based on the issues.  I’m curious to see who really does agree with most Americans.

Take the test yourself and please drop me a comment with your results.

My results:

  • Kucinich 68
  • Gravel 54
  • Obama 30
  • Paul 29
  • Edwards 28
  • Clinton 28
  • Richardson 25
  • Biden 25
  • Dodd 23
  • Brownback -15
  • Cox -22
  • McCain -27
  • Thompson -28
  • Huckabee -28
  • Tancredo -51
  • Hunter -60
  • Giuliani -60
  • Romney -61