Oh. What a surprise. John Edwards is running for President. And he’s grabbing the Kids of the Kluetrain for all our good internet-driven fund raising.

Wow. Couldn’t have seen that one coming.

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4 Responses to Surprise

  1. Ken Camp says:

    Thanks for noting my choice. I think Edwards will fall off the train. I just don’t think he has the chops to pull it off at all. He, Obama and Clinton are, in my view, all distractors who can’t win. They should all pull out quickly and toss their support to a contender.

  2. fp says:

    Obama can do. Rednecks in my extended family see him as representative of the meritocracy and a better bet than Hillary. Regarding Edwards, the poll results came in and the unanimous verdict was “Nice haircut.”

    Anybody that Scoble will support is tainted by corporatistic compromise before he or she even gets out of the gate. Just my opinion based on the only conversation I’ve had with the man.

  3. Shelley says:

    Obama doesn’t have the experience, Frank. I like him, and I think he has a high level of integrity. But he’s served exactly one year as Senator, and we haven’t seen him when he’s really gone head to head with another member of the Senate over an issue. Bluntly, until I see him in a battle, I’m not going to support him for President.

    Clinton, now, can fight like crazy, and I have no doubt she can hold her own. But she’s hanging so far right that I don’t have a lot of faith in her supporting the causes I think are important.

    Kucinich is the man that will support what I want, but he doesn’t know how to get things done. But I sure would like him as vice presidential candidate.

    Richardson is not a bad choice. He’s got the experience, but his problem is that his interest is too heavily in the outside world. This is good, because he’s the best for repairing the damage to our relationships with others. But I am concerned he would do this at the cost of not facing the many problems internal to the country.

    Edwards doesn’t impress me, and picking Scoble to try to tap into the internet gold doesn’t make me more impressed. In fact, it makes me less.

    I’m not happy with any of them, but Kucinich comes closest, philosophically. He and Obama. I just wish I knew how Obama would do in a fight–he’s known to bring people together from both parties. Sometimes, though, you have to just battle something through.

    I am disappointed in Clinton.

  4. Edwards met with dozens of bloggers the first three days of his candidacy and I wasn’t the only one on his plane. I hear he’ll have lots of other bloggers on his plane. He would be well served to have someone like Shelley on his plane too.

    Who said I support Edwards? I haven’t yet made that decision. I heard Hillary speak at Microsoft and was very impressed with her and am looking forward to hearing Barack speak too. Not to mention that we shouldn’t count out Villsack yet, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Al Gore threw his hat in the ring. Based on the applause that Edwards got everytime he mentioned doing something about global warming Gore would have a lot of support.