July 18, 2007

Nothing like a little jolt of humor to set the day going!

Edwards ad touts him as a tough guy

tough guy.jpg

He's gonna kill terrorists bare-handed AND keep his hair shiny and manageable!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 18, 2007 08:16 AM
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I found this statement odd, from Elizabeth Edwards:

Her recent remarks have attracted attention. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Edwards said her husband would be a better advocate for women as president than his rival Hillary Rodham Clinton. She also said of Clinton: "Sometimes you feel you have to behave as a man and not talk about women's issues. I'm sympathetic she wants to be commander in chief."

Posted by: Janis Gore at July 18, 2007 08:23 AM

The only women's issue that would be on the table anymore is, I would think, day care for children.

The rest must be addressed privately -- domestic abuse, etc.

Posted by: Janis Gore at July 18, 2007 08:27 AM

If he's so tough, why'd he get his wife to take on Ann Coulter?

Posted by: southtrek at July 18, 2007 08:49 AM

Well, Janis, not in the world of identity politics and the promotion of Victim-Americans as a voting bloc. It's a particular vicious little game where we start electing people based on what they look like or what sort of genitalia they have. The idea that only a black candidate can speak to black issues, or a woman to women's issues can just as easily be turned around to say that only white people are able to represent white interests, or men men's interests. Sort of like the mess Sen. Edwards has gotten himself into trying to pander to poor people, and had to issue the stupid line that even rich people can care about the poor.

We need to elect people who will work to put forward America's interests as a whole, rather than those who attempt to peel away tiny bits of aggrieved voters hoping to create a majority.

In the end, we've got to realize that there is no one candidate who can fulfill every one of our desired criteria, and be willing to compromise on some less important issues to make sure we get someone who works best at promoting broader goals that are beneficial to everyone.

And Trek, he might be tough, be he's not crazy. I wouldn't want to get too close to her, either.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 18, 2007 08:59 AM

He hasn't the presence, or, as some put it, charisma.

I said in 2004 that he was THE one to come back at Zell Miller in response to his speech at the Republican convention. :: Silence::

Elizabeth is tough, and beautiful to boot.

Posted by: Janis Gore at July 18, 2007 09:03 AM

If he gets elected then I am going to imitate the Dems by getting all chicken-little and declaring that I am going to move out of the country.

Posted by: megabeth at July 18, 2007 01:32 PM

Good strategy, because you don't actually have to leave.

They've really perfected that whole empty, inconsequential, futile gesture thing.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 18, 2007 01:40 PM