EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Now w/ After Party Pix & VIDEO !!)

► What a day! A day to tell your grand kids!

► 40 photos and video inside

A stirring, sweet, and moving speech by a blue-collar champion

► What a day! A day to tell your grand kids!

► Here they are !! GRAND RAPIDS IS GOING CRAZY!!

UPDATE: VI Edwards came out to Springsteen's "The Rising."

The crowd is lovin it.

He's being very nice to Hills, says she's tough as a steel, and lets all unite, cuz after all, we share a common vision.

Crowd chanting O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!

Edward delivered a powerful, moving, populist speech!

WOOO HOOO!!

THE DREAM TEAM

► Obama picks up another 19 pledged delegates!!!

UPDATE: I On CNN, Florida's governor, Charlie Crist is raving about the importance and significance of the endorsement, in terms of "populism" and the general election map. Sounds like Charlie wants to switch parties!

UPDATE: II CNN says they'll be taking the stage in Grand Rapids within the half hour. Wolf just howled, "THIS IS HUGE!"

UPDATE: III PANDEMONIUM has broken out - it's wall to wall, everywhere!! It's like "The Clash" at CBGB's, circa 1979.

UPDATE: IV

With sour grapes in his mouth, James Carville just went on CNN and said the Edwards endorsement "is no big deal"

HA!

Tags: John Edwards (all tags)

Comments

117 Comments

Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

that's my Edwards.

by alex100 2008-05-14 01:18PM | 0 recs
No!

That is MY John Edwards! mine mine mine mine miiiiine!!!!   :)

by kevin22262 2008-05-14 05:07PM | 0 recs
Transference No Worky

Commitment to middle-class issues does not work by transference. You can't just have some surrogate stand up, endorse you and assume all of his work in an area is going to rub off on you.

Sorry, Barack.

by Zeitgeist9000 2008-05-14 06:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Transference No Worky

Hmm, perhaps you're not aware of Barack's experience as community organizer?  I'd say it affords him a little bit more experience with middle class values than being a trial lawyer does.

by The Distillery 2008-05-14 07:42PM | 0 recs
dont forget Hillary's 6 years at WalMart

being on the board of directors of WalMart for 6 years has to streghthen her street cred, right?

by Silence Do Good 2008-05-15 06:32AM | 0 recs
When I write my own book on middle-class values,

I'll be sure to put "pumping your own gas" and "pouring your own coffee" in Chapter 1.

by Dumbo 2008-05-14 07:48PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Chirp, chirp.

by Barrett Brown 2008-05-14 01:19PM | 0 recs
chirp , chirp

Is the sound from Hillary Campaign Headquarters.  Will the last one to leave turn out the lights..

by JoeCoaster 2008-05-14 01:22PM | 0 recs
Re: chirp , chirp

No, that'd be the sound of recriminations and people getting fired. I was referring to Mydd.

by Barrett Brown 2008-05-14 01:27PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Finally.  Sheesh.  ;)

by fogiv 2008-05-14 01:19PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Yes, it appears that the Hillary campaign spoiled the fun...

A source close to the Clinton campaign said the Edwards camp gave the Clinton folks a head's up.
- ABC News.

The Hillary campaign did this to the Richardson endorsement also as I remember...leaking the news after the courtesy call.

 

by JoeCoaster 2008-05-14 01:20PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Sore losers. All the way. Hillary, her supporters, and the boobs on mydd who keep hiding my insightful comments. mainly because much like their candidate, they can't seem to get up to speed.

by johnny sexton 2008-05-14 01:23PM | 0 recs
Hey Johnny:

We're hiding your comments because you're being a total jackass troll, not because we can't appreciate your unique insight.

Take a hike.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-14 01:31PM | 0 recs
Agreed mi Obama amigo

by Lord Hadrian 2008-05-14 01:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Hey Johnny:

that's odd...you got HRd by another Obama supporter.

Further proof that trolls wreak chaos!

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-14 01:41PM | 0 recs
I saw that

I got a laugh out of it.

No good deed goes unpunished, and all.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-14 01:42PM | 0 recs
Re: I saw that
No good deed goes unpunished, and all.

Very true. And now I call for your immediate re-banning.
by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-14 01:53PM | 0 recs
Shhh, jeez

Someone might take you seriously.  Crimeny.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-14 02:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Shhh, jeez

Oh, sorry...I thought perhaps it was the kind of thing where we could all look back and laugh.

Then I realized how many Obama supporters have been banned the last couple of weeks and it suddenly got un-funny in a hurry.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-14 02:04PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

It was widely rumored already.

Edwards and NARAL on the same day. And not a single undecided superdelegate declaring for Hillary after her very-important win in WV. [Vicky Harwell is an add-on.]

Are you finally getting the hint, Hillary?

by Joe Beese 2008-05-14 01:24PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Since they're so friggin' classy about it (shocker), maybe they should just get blind sided from now on.  No more courtesy calls for the NAFTA lady.

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 01:39PM | 0 recs
remember

Unity Hope Change.

Try living it if you are going to "support" it.

Your comment is BS.

by kevin22262 2008-05-14 05:09PM | 0 recs
Re: remember

Those aren't my reasons for supporting him.

My comment is accurate.

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 08:58PM | 0 recs
Re: remember

He was courteous enough to call her and tell her in person so that she would not be blind sided.  She abused the courtesy to diminish the impact of his announcement.  She deserves to not receive courtesy calls anymore for that.  I repeat:

Really. Fucking. Classy.

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 09:02PM | 0 recs
Re: remember

James Carville once said that if your enemy is drowning, don't throw him a life preserver; throw him an anchor.

by Rationalisto 2008-05-14 10:15PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

edwards should have called from the stadium, t-minus 5 minutes :)

by soros 2008-05-15 03:42AM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS ENDORSE OBAMA (cnn)

Did I miss something?  Where's the link that says the Clinton campaign leaked this?

by Denny Crane 2008-05-15 05:15AM | 0 recs
That's a lot of pictures...

Great diary.

by nklein 2008-05-14 01:24PM | 0 recs
Great job, Al!
That duo is definitely dynamic!
Why did we decide not to figure Edwards for VP?  I forget now.
by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-05-14 10:43PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!)

Hopefully John required Barack to endorse Hillary's healthcare plan in exchange for this endorsement.

by jarhead5536 2008-05-14 01:24PM | 0 recs
He might have had some leverage

Before TX/OH and PA... now I think he's just hoping onto the train before it leaves the station.

by Tatan 2008-05-14 01:27PM | 0 recs
Re: He might have had some leverage

Although I disagree with the tone, but what would be the problem if your overall point were correct? I take this endorsement's rationale to be about the same as NARAL's: the race is winding down, the math shows who will be the nominee, so let's unify behind him.

It doesn't even have to mean that he's always agreed with Obama. He held out while the nomination was still in doubt, but at this point, there's really no reason supers or other prominent uncommitted Dems should still be on the fence--that's true even if they're for Hillary.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-14 01:39PM | 0 recs
Re: He might have had some leverage

If Hillary wants to influence Barack's healthcare plan, she has just one bargaining chip left.  She'd better hurry though as time is running out quickly. If she knew what she was doing she'd have figured that out in mid february.  Instead she is holding out as her leverage disappears completely and she becomes a pariah.  

Smooth.

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 01:45PM | 0 recs
Wouldn't say that

Remember that she's going to be on the committee that works on the health care plan in the Senate.

She still has cards to play there.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-14 01:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Wouldn't say that

That's true, but she's missing an opportunity right now to take something good away from her failed campaign.

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 01:54PM | 0 recs
Let's see what she does next

I suspect that she doesn't need to be a weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-14 01:58PM | 0 recs
Get this...

what do you think the vote would have been in WV had Hillary Clinton dropped out before WV?

Would Edwards have won? He got 7.3% of the vote? Would Obama still have come in second to a candidate that was not running?

Obama is OK with Hillary still in the race, so why does it bug so many of you?

She is NOT destroying or ruining the party. This is what talk radio and some on TV and the blogs keep pushing and it is that kind of crap that is hurting the party. This is the same thing the rightie talk radio and faux news have been doing and are still doing to mccain.

There are more people participating in the process than ever before and more people voting in every state than ever before. This includes both Barack and Hillary supporters! The amount of votes they have both gotten in almost 50/50 and the totals together are simply AMAZING for the primaries! This is a GOOD thing!

by kevin22262 2008-05-14 05:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

I don't mind her staying in now that she seems to have stopped trying kneecap Obama.

As long as she keeps a muzzle on Bubba, she can knock her socks off.

by Bush Bites 2008-05-14 06:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

You know, at this point I support Obama.  He's won.  He's a great candidate.

But I have to say that your posts on this blog, the ones that I have read over the last few months, have been so nasty that if I was the type to let a candidate's supporters influence my own opinion, you'd have driven me away from Obama.

by tibbs 2008-05-14 08:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

hear hear.

I think the way some of his internet supports are behaving is bigger liability to Obama's message then anything else out there.

It doesn't stop me from supporting him, but it sure doesn't help me get energized about his campaign.

Sure enough Clinton supports are just as bad, but they have the excuse that their candidate is losing. They're just sore losers, but nothing is worse then sore winners.

by Ernst 2008-05-15 02:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

I agree that she is no longer hurting anything by staying in the race.  It's irrational, but harmless.  My problem is that I don't trust her to stop functioning as a McCain surrogate.  I acknowledge that for a short period of time she has refrained from that, but I don't trust her to stick with that policy and I have lost all respect for her because this Michigan and Florida shit is just despicable to me.  It offends my sense of fair play and decency to a degree that I went from a person who used to defend and admire her to a feeling of deep betrayal when she stooped to such intellectually insulting attempts to claim the nomination through foul play that we democrats aren't supposed to engage in.  

A fair democracy is sacred to me.  I used to think that it was sacred to most democratic voters.  It's part of why we believe what we do.  Now I am not so sure.  These states broke the rules.  People can pretend that it was the republicans that did it in Florida, but we've seen the video of democrats on the floor of the Florida legislature mocking the DNC as it was happening.  What they were mocking was a very fair warning from Dr. Dean.  Even after they did it Dr. Dean offered them a chance to turn back from the transgression.  They refused.  Hillary's staff had a hand in drafting the agreement that the contests wouldn't count and then, along with the other candidates, agreed to it.  Dr. Dean could not have been more fair.

The rules for the nomination process for this year were known and agreed to before the voting started.  Any competitor, in any competition who does not compete within the rules is cheating.  In this case it is cheating the democracy that is sacred to me.  Just like W did.  I was appalled when I learned she would do such a thing.  Then she starts talking about popular vote even though another of the rules is that the nomination process is a contest measured in delegates.  Deliberate, dishonor again.

It's a good thing if she can have some class about it.  The organization building alone is an asset for the party in each state.  I agree.  It is also perfect timing for this to happen now if we're going to get serious about a 50 state strategy from here on in.  Really I get it.  I just don't trust her.  As long as she is in I am waiting for the other shoe to drop.  She's already crossed the line several times so far.  That placing McCain above Obama shit was a betrayal of the party to me.  I have just watched her take the low road so many times...
 

by lockewasright 2008-05-14 07:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

If you believe that following petty rules that have shown to be obsolete trumps disenfranchising million of voters then you have a really distorted view about what a democracy is about.

Sacred rules? that is the viewpoint of authoritharian dictatorships. As I read your comment I won't trust you judgement related with anything involving democracy. I hold your view point to the most extreme contempt possible. It's a moral abomination.

And I say that as an Obama supporter.

by Ernst 2008-05-15 02:44AM | 0 recs
Talk to the DNC about that....

and the folks in Florida and Michigan who decided to shoot craps with the votes of their people by moving up the primary dates.  

Obama didn't make up the rules, he just followed them.  Nobody should expect him to undermine his own supporters, and override the rules against his own self-interest.  That's not altruistic, it's stupid, and disloyal to those who are contributing to his campaign.  

And if Hillary was so damned interested in giving these delegations a place at the table, she would have accepted the Michigan compromise.  Only that wouldn't have been in her own perceived self-interest--so naturally, she didn't.  

I don't really blame Hillary much on this--except for raising the whole "disenfranchising" flag.  That decision was made by the legislators of Michigan and Florida, not Obama. To say that Obama should accept these delegations is the same logic that held that Gore should yield the Presidency in 2000, and Kerry shouldn't contest the Ohio results in 2004.  Haven't we had enough of that sort of thinking already?

by paul minot 2008-05-15 05:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Talk to the DNC about that....

Are you serious?

I blame both  state parties in question, the national party, the obama campaign, the clinton campaign and the people who keep posting those diatribes how those states shouldn't count "for the sake of the rules" and that the voters should be left out in the cold "so they'll take it up with their representatives" especially since those very rules allow them to migate the penalties to something more fitting

When millions of voters don't get to have a say it's disenfranchisement. That is not something that's up for discussion.

All parties have been bad in this so I'm not blaming Obama more then the rest or anything. In fact I'm supporting Obama because I believe he would be the most legitimate candidate according to the metrics.

And no, Gore's and Kerry's case were both different from each other and different from FL and MI now.

by Ernst 2008-05-15 06:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Talk to the DNC about that....

Obama is honoring the agreement.  Clinton is not.

2 sentences.  What's confusing?

by lockewasright 2008-05-15 07:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

I said democracy is sacred to me.  I have studied democracy from it's roots (Pericles, Socrates' writings on political philosophy) on through John Locke to Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, et al on up through law in present day america with my father who is a retired professor of constitutional law.  My position is closer to Obama's and to Dr. Dean's that yours.  You are mistaken.

I do think that Michigan and Florida will get something (even though they shouldn't) because it's expedient for Obama and Dean to do so, but the farcical january beauty contests will not go to conference as is.  As for disenfranchisement, Obama wins Michigan.  Hillary loses it. Clearly they're not as upset about it as you.  

by lockewasright 2008-05-15 06:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Get this...

Not only do you say that as an Obama supporter, but also as a person with no sense of reason evidently.

by lockewasright 2008-05-15 06:52AM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!)

HOpefully not.  

Hillary's plan won't pass, and would be delayed years by constitutional challenges.  

by tibbs 2008-05-14 09:01PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!)

GO OBAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

OBAMA/EDWARDS

by kbuggy 2008-05-14 01:24PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!)

Al, you are somehow able to whip out photos and graphics quicker than anyone. I've seen you respond in less than 30 seconds with a clever, spot-on graphic. You amaze.

by DPW 2008-05-14 01:26PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!)

Damn straight.

Love this guys diaries.

Funny as hell!

Wish I could rec!

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-14 01:28PM | 0 recs
Tooo sweet

thank you, from the bottom of my O-shaped heart.

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 01:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Tooo sweet

You'll have a TRUCKLOAD of recs when they're finally restored.

Still enjoying The Empire Strikes Barack

by duende 2008-05-14 05:55PM | 0 recs
I was thinking

the same thing, he must have a picture library or something, simply amazing!

by nextgen 2008-05-14 01:28PM | 0 recs
Re: I was thinking

It is crazy.  A day or two ago, someone posted a diary in which they claimed that Obama's nomination is a corporate victory, that it was all a big business plot.

With either the first or second comment, Al posted the picture of Hillary on the cover of Fortune Magazine ("Business Loves Hillary!  Who Knew?")

by bosdcla14 2008-05-14 02:17PM | 0 recs
Gracias, everyone!

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 01:32PM | 0 recs
Hey Al

myDD has improved since you got here, thanks for coming voer from the 'Great Orange Satan" otherwise known as Dailykos.

by Student Guy 2008-05-14 01:36PM | 0 recs
Seconded.

by chrisblask 2008-05-14 04:52PM | 0 recs
Thirded

If that's possible?

by duende 2008-05-14 05:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Fourthed.

I stayed away from here for months, but am finally starting to see some light again.

by Bush Bites 2008-05-14 06:54PM | 0 recs
Fived!

by astoria gooner 2008-05-15 06:48AM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!) (Up

Frankly, I was expecting more pictures of Tina Fey.

by the mollusk 2008-05-14 01:38PM | 0 recs
God she's hot.

And so's Dee Dee Myers.

I have no idea why I find her attractive but I do XD.

by Lord Hadrian 2008-05-14 01:40PM | 0 recs
Re: God she's hot.

I thought about this earlier today.  I bet there is a correlation between men (and maybe women?) who find Tina Fey attractive and their choice for president.  I'm going to guess that Obama supporters tend to find Tina Fey attractive whereas Clinton supporters do not.

I remember a few years back there was some fluff piece on Tina Fey in the Washington Post and they opened up the article to comments.  There was practically open warfare between those who thought she was attractive versus those that didn't.  It got extremely personal and people's motivations for liking the way she looked was under heavy suspicion in some quarters.  It was really very interesting.

by the mollusk 2008-05-14 01:49PM | 0 recs
which is nice

it's nice, cuz Tina was a Hill supporter, proving Barack's and Hill's people can lust together, ahem, I mean get together.

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 01:56PM | 0 recs
Re: God she's hot.

Shhhhhhh!

My girlfriend might figure out why I always ask her to wear her black-framed glasses!

by Bush Bites 2008-05-14 07:06PM | 0 recs
Re: God she's hot.

You may have something there... I'm an Obama supporter and I think she's hot.  Of course, my attraction for her seriously diminished when she praised the "virtues" of being a biatch...  But, she's apparently backed off that, so it's cool!

by LordMike 2008-05-14 08:51PM | 0 recs
Go ahead, dare me ;-)

► And if ya want to see a sweet, touching, and sexy photo essay, click this ►  Link.
 

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 02:02PM | 0 recs
Hootie Likie...

....Tina!!!

by hootie4170 2008-05-14 05:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Go ahead, dare me ;-)

You sure some of those photos aren't of Ashley Judd? They could be sisters.

by duende 2008-05-14 05:58PM | 0 recs
that is ashley judd

sorry, my comment was clear.  that's an ashley judd reel.  

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Go ahead, dare me ;-)

by Veteran75 2008-05-14 06:31PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!) (Up

Thanks for the terrific photo diary, Al! (As usual.)

The shot of Edwards, Obama and Dodd is kind of funny...it kinda looks like Obama is shoving Dodd out of the way.

Now if only we could get Elizabeth on our side!

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-05-14 01:40PM | 0 recs
Good on John!

As an Edwards volunteer early in this campaign, I'm very proud to see him follow the same path I have.

Al, your diaries rule.  Thanks.

by McNasty 2008-05-14 02:00PM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Dream Team !!) (Up

In other news, Liberalism finally realized she had no role left to play in the Obama campaign, that Centrism had replaced her.
by killjoy 2008-05-14 02:01PM | 0 recs
Oh, make up your mind

yesterday, you guys were calling him a conservative, now you're saying he's a centrist - which is rich since you guys are campaigning for the conservative Democratic vote (ie Reagan Democrats).

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 02:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Oh, make up your mind


There's no contradiction.  We know HRC is a liberal who makes her appeals to the range of moderates without being one.

Obama has centrist/conservative instincts, makes appeals to liberals without really being one, and is the candidate of the centrist/conservatives in the Party.  His major endorsers are Jimmy Carter, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, John Kerry.

Ted Kennedy has him confused with RFK and there are some kind of other confused thinking and scores with the Clintons.  There simply isn't serious liberal backing for Obama as a liberal.

by killjoy 2008-05-14 02:26PM | 0 recs
don't be bitter

it causes wrinkles and beer guts

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 02:30PM | 0 recs
Re: don't be bitter

I don't mind what he is.  I mind that some liberals have chosen to pretend he's something he isn't.
by killjoy 2008-05-14 02:33PM | 0 recs
Re: don't be bitter

I thought we was an elitist liberal? Mightily confused now. But you should change your handle. You didn't kill my joy

OBAMA
EDWARDS
OBAMA
COOL

(sorry a teenage moment from a middle aged brit)

by duende 2008-05-14 06:00PM | 0 recs
Re: don't be bitter

Just like Clinton he's a middle of the road democratic candidate unlikely to make waves with his policies.

They both have liberal tendencies, they both have centrist tendencies. A side effect of that is that's its easy for people to pick and chose what they are depending on their support and dislikes Clinton is conservative and Obama liberal or Clinton Liberal and Obama conservative.

It's "project your own silliness on our candidates" season.

by Ernst 2008-05-15 02:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Oh, make up your mind

Ummm ... you do know that Hillary is a proud member of the DLC ... don't you?

by fugazi 2008-05-14 05:18PM | 0 recs
But but but

I thought he was a dangerous leftie out to destroy the world with his meeting with Raul Castro, please stick to one side of an issue and stop impersonating Mitt 'flipper' Romney.

by Student Guy 2008-05-14 02:27PM | 0 recs
Re: But but but


Some of us here are liberals, not Republicans.  

Seems like you can't tell the difference between the two.

by killjoy 2008-05-14 02:34PM | 0 recs
So wait

the most liberal senator in the usa senate is a centrist/closet conservative, you really need to get with the "new and improved talking points" after all Kentucky is up next, and that state is conservative, hence Obama is now a liberal...

by Student Guy 2008-05-14 03:29PM | 0 recs
Re: So wait

You'll pretend to anything, won't you.  All I have to say to that is: par for the course for your team.
by killjoy 2008-05-14 03:55PM | 0 recs
Re: So wait

My team is the Democratic Team.....

by hootie4170 2008-05-14 05:27PM | 0 recs
Well said

What about you Killjoy? Who's your team?

by duende 2008-05-14 06:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Well said


Read before kneejerking, please.

If you're such winners, just why are you guys being so sore, nasty, and dopey?  

by killjoy 2008-05-14 10:44PM | 0 recs
Re: So wait

I'm beginning to think we're entering a post red state blue state age. The old labels and pigeonholes really don't seem to be working very well. And that's the good news. My recommendation: Don't put your politicians into tiny, predefined boxes, or you may wind up very disappointed.

by Rationalisto 2008-05-14 10:23PM | 0 recs
Re: So wait

They don't seem to work because both candidates are middle of the road dems that don't differ from each other on any significant policy points.

So all pigeonholing that differenciate between the two don't work because they're based on silly interpretations of off hand comments.

In the general there will be real difference between McCain and Obama and we can all pigeonhole to our harts' content.

But I echo your recommendation, mostly because it's difficult enough to get them into big boxes. I doubt that would fit into tiny ones. Politicians don't fold that well and tend to spoil pretty quickly if not kept in dark and dry conditions. ;)

by Ernst 2008-05-15 03:06AM | 0 recs
Re: BREAKING: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (LIVE!!) (Update 6x

What will the media talk about now?

BREAKING NEWS: Starting tomorrow, we'll be on the 23 hour news cycle!

by freedom78 2008-05-14 03:44PM | 0 recs
The media is talking about how good

Obama and Edwards look together on stage, how they seem very comfortable with each other, very "in sync" and very much in agreement on their message - end corporate control of our government by limiting the power of lobbyists, resolve the problems we face as a nation in the best interests of ALL of us, not just the uber-large corporate shareholders.

by tibbs 2008-05-14 08:52PM | 0 recs
EDWARDS Endorses OBAMA

John Edwards let Hillary have it with both barrels too.

"You can't just trade corporate Republicans for corporate Democrats," - John Edwards

by Lefty Coaster 2008-05-14 05:17PM | 0 recs
He's the Man..

Regardless of who endorsed John Edwards is one helluva Democrat...I'm so glad he's on our side!!!

by hootie4170 2008-05-14 05:24PM | 0 recs
Re: He's the Man..

"..of who he endorsed..."   sorry

by hootie4170 2008-05-14 05:24PM | 0 recs
Re: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Now w/ After Party Pix!!)

I saw the clash THREE times near London in 78/79. I was guarding their door at the last gig.

I'm almost as happy tonight. Oh. And no-one's tried to bottle me this time, so probably even happier

by duende 2008-05-14 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Now w/ After Party Pix!!)

"I saw the clash THREE times near London in 78/79."

God I envy you. I saw Strummer in late 2001 in DC. He could still bring it. Damn I miss him.  

by fugazi 2008-05-14 06:39PM | 0 recs
Re: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Now w/ After Party Pix!!)

Saw The Clash three times in Chicago in 79/82.

(OK, it wasn't London, but they were great shows anyway.)

by Bush Bites 2008-05-14 07:19PM | 0 recs
Re: EDWARDS/ OBAMA (Now w/ After Party Pix!!)

The last time I saw the Clash, a girl threw a rock at me because I was making out with her boyfriend.

Looked gay to me...

by Rationalisto 2008-05-14 10:25PM | 0 recs
Were you the white man

in Hammersmith Palais?  I love that song.

by JJE 2008-05-15 07:41AM | 0 recs
Re: EDWARDS/ OBAMA

Woot!!

Nice wrap up Al! I missed it all, so this is VERY nice :-)

by Elise 2008-05-14 06:49PM | 0 recs
Hey Grrl!

Nice to see ya!

by Al Rodgers 2008-05-14 07:13PM | 0 recs
Re: What's Hillary up to?

I assume Hillary's doing shots in some pizza joint in Bowling Green tonight?

by Bush Bites 2008-05-14 07:09PM | 0 recs
WOW!! Wonderful diary, thanks!

Those two sure look good together, like winners, definitely.  I'm hoping and praying that Edwards will say yes to the VP spot.  

I don't see the two of these guys as Pres and VP, I see them more as equal partners.  Obama is more the creative person who can sell the message to young people, while Edwards is more the wise person with a knack for reaching people my age.  

Please, Democrats, put these two gifted leaders on the same ticket and let them fix this country together!

by tibbs 2008-05-14 08:47PM | 0 recs
Re: WOW!! Wonderful diary, thanks!

I don't know if putting to so-called "elitists" (HRC's terms, not mine) on the ticket is so great... but, if he can deliver NC in the general, then definitely go for it!

by LordMike 2008-05-14 08:55PM | 0 recs
John for VP

Just what the docter ordered !!!!!!

by hebi 2008-05-14 10:29PM | 0 recs
Obama Picked up 5 more Supers Today

Woot!

by Lefty Coaster 2008-05-14 10:30PM | 0 recs
Booyah

Booyah indeed.

by mattjfogarty 2008-05-15 12:31AM | 0 recs
Why didn't you post...

any pictures of Elizabeth Edwards?

by Ed J 2008-05-15 02:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Why didn't you post...

She wasn't there.

by Ernst 2008-05-15 03:09AM | 0 recs
I know that. n/t

by Ed J 2008-05-15 04:53PM | 0 recs
Beautiful diary, beautiful pics,

beautiful endorsement! This is looking more and more exciting with every day that passes...

by Fairy Tale 2008-05-15 04:48AM | 0 recs
Beautiful pics

and what a beautiful team they make.

by april34fff 2008-05-15 04:56AM | 0 recs
Thank you for these absolutely
beautiful pictures.
Was present at the arena, but so far up I couldn't see expressions.  Next time will bring binoculars.
Can't stop smiling.
by barnowl 2008-05-15 05:31AM | 0 recs
You rock Al...love your pictures!

by Jenai 2008-05-15 06:56AM | 0 recs
I get it John......

I thought he drove himself to irrelevance, but I can't see his endorsement as anything more than perfect timing.

I can't wait to see John on the campaign trail!

by GeorgeP922 2008-05-15 07:33AM | 0 recs

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