Bid Edwards adieu

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  • GWB
    Aug. 14, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    Indiana, I am not trying to be fixed, I just focus on the facts, like the real differences between the McCain increased deficit plan and the Obama tax plan that will reduce the deficit.

    Apparently, you don't care about facts and you only care for the Republican version of reality that is unsupported by facts.

  • Indiana
    Aug. 13, 2008 10:58 p.m.

    GWB: Sorry, you are just mixed up and I can't fix you...

  • GWB
    Aug. 13, 2008 8:16 p.m.

    Sorry Indiana, when you say "will have no money in your pocket from taxes" I don't make enough to lose money in taxes by Obama's plan.

    See, the Tax Policy Center did an analysis and everyone that makes less than $223,000 will see their taxes cut under Obama's plan and only those making more than $600K will see a tax increase.

    Under McCain, everyone gets a tax cut with the cuts being skewed so the rich that make over $2.75Million get a savings of over $250K a year while those on the bottom get $20.

    McCain's plan also doesn't explain how the current record Bush budget deficits get reduced with everyone getting a tax cut. At least Obama has a way to reduce deficits by raising taxes on the Rich.

  • Frank
    Aug. 13, 2008 7:21 p.m.

    The issue is not his adultery so much as his lying about it for months while running for President--that's the factor that should be evaluated. Most of you missed the whole point of the letter. The trust factor people, the lying and denying is where Edwards lost his credibility.

  • jfs
    Aug. 13, 2008 5:38 p.m.

    Oh gosh? Is there any politician with morals any more? Just about every politician will lie, cheat to get elected. And if they had any morals before they were elected, they usually are gone by the time elections come up again.

  • Thomas
    Aug. 13, 2008 4:09 p.m.

    "When will we tire of gotcha, tabloid journalism?"

    As soon as the mainstream press can bring itself to report the relevant facts. Such as the fact that John Edwards is a pompous, reckless, heartless, callow, hypocritical jerk.

    John McCain is also a jerk, but at least his jerkery is a quarter century old. I think the statute of limitations has run.

  • Indiana
    Aug. 13, 2008 3:41 p.m.

    GWB, you are so naive. Believe it or not, much of the south was leary of your man Huck and voted for Mitt. Mitt actually did more among true conservatives that Huck... don't take my word for it, look at the internals of those polls. Mitt stomped away on true conservatives, but you are right, he could not bear the bigots. Bigots will be bigots until they decide individually to change themselves. By the way, I am from the south. Many of my family and friends loved Mitt and voted for him and would do it again if given the chance!

    As for Mitt, you just love to pick fights. Mitt is a great man, he governed as a conservative. He is pro marriage between a man and a woman, he is anti abortion, he had a wonderful health care system before the dems in the Mass government go ahold of it. Yes, I hope McCain picks Mitt so he will at least have a chance. I pray he can win without Mitt because an America under an Obama presidency will be less safe by far and you will have no money in your pocket from taxes to gas prices

  • GWB
    Aug. 13, 2008 1:52 p.m.

    Indiana, when you say they cast aside a moral man, are you referring to Huckabee? Down in the south they believe that you'd have to be talking about Huck if you talk about a good moral man that will be a blessing to America.

    As far as picking Mitt goes, McCain is just starting to get evangelical Republicans to come home (ie James Dobson saying he might vote for him because Obama is worse than McCain).

    Picking Willard Romney will just serve to ensura a win for Obama in places like North and South Carolina and Virginia where evangelical christians think Mormons belong to a cult and that do not trust his pro-life credentials after giving to Planned Parenthood while running for Governor of Mass.

    So, I too, hope that McCain picks Willard Romney.

  • Jeffrey
    Aug. 13, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    Seriously! Are you kidding me, conservatives?

    McCain cheated on his wife and divorced her when she had cancer, to marry the Sugar Momma that would finance his entire political career. Where is your outrage on that?!?

    Oh yes, I forget, the conservatives are the party of morals, so we can't mention any of their numerous indiscretions. And if they do manage to get out, we'll just blame the liberals for it.

  • Edwards is Dumb
    Aug. 13, 2008 12:29 p.m.

    Compared to McCain, who at least chose a rich floozy to have his affairs with.

  • kv
    Aug. 13, 2008 12:02 p.m.

    I'm so glad everyone on this board is perfect and therefore justified in sitting in judgement. We are human beings and all of us have short comings. Better to focus on being the best person you can be Frank instead pointing out others' weaknesses. When will we tire of gotcha, tabloid journalism?

  • Indiana
    Aug. 13, 2008 10:28 a.m.

    To Edwards is weak: You are right in that Edwards is weak, but to even remotely excuse him because of his wife's condition is disgusting. He has no excuse for cheating on the person he made vows (or whatever they did) with... none, ever. There is no excuse for cheating on the one that loves you the most, especially when they need you the most and he let her down when she needed him most. It will be a wonder if this does not shorten her life which is already in peril.

    to those of you castigating John McCain. YOu are right, there is NO excuse for his behaviour either, none. America is so dumb. They cast aside the one clean, ethical, moral, upstanding man in the primary race, and why? You tell me. Was it out of fear? Hate? Neither is a good motivator and America may suffer for the stupidity and bigotry. Or, perhaps America will get a second chance at someone really good to be able to be a blessing to America. Personally, I pray that McCain will pick Mitt as his vp so America might possibly get that chance that they probably do not deserve....

  • To Edwards is weak 12:28 am
    Aug. 13, 2008 10:29 a.m.

    You say "A president who is weak may falter when we need him most."

    Does this also apply to JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

  • jce0609
    Aug. 13, 2008 9:32 a.m.

    Edwards can still run he just has to wait awhile like McCain did. McCain cheated on wife then dumped her while she was in the hospital for the "other" women. I guess it didn't hurt the new wife was younger and extremely rich thereby funding McCains political ambitions. Thats what I call pragmatism.

  • Oh Please
    Aug. 13, 2008 9:23 a.m.

    Hey Frank, can we also bid John McCain "adieu" for running around on his crippled wife and abandoning her for Cindy?

  • memikeyounot
    Aug. 13, 2008 8:57 a.m.

    I've respected John Edwards since he came into the public news a few years back. While I am disappointed in the recent turn of events in his life, I can still say that what he has done has not resulted in the death of thousands of American soldiers and the collapse of the US economy. Yes I am liberal and yes, I just can't wait for all you repugs to start bashing.

  • GWB
    Aug. 13, 2008 8:14 a.m.

    Frank, from your line "we can bid Mr. Edwards adieu as a future prospective president" doe this mean that adultery is a disqualifier for the Presidency?

    If so, HELLO President Obama.

    If we condemn Edwards and say it makes him unelectable, then the same must be true of John McCain, who in his 40's cheated on his disabled wife Carol and family with a twenty-smething beauty queen beer heiress named Cindy.

    So, either adultery disqualifies someone or not. If McCain is not also disqualified it boils down to hypocrisy, either that or IOKIYAR (Its OK If You Are Republican) which is it?

  • Edwards is weak
    Aug. 13, 2008 12:28 a.m.

    I can understand what he did, given his wifes condition, however given the fact that not all Americans are so empathetic, it shows weakness on Edwards part to do this given his great ambition to be president.

    A president who is weak may falter when we need him most.