OMG, i totally agree with that. Richardson, I think contrary to conventional wisdom dragged the whole party and the process down with his participation. He RUINED what essentially could have been several good debates.
The man got less than five percent at his peak (NH), yet ate up tons and tons of time in the debates. I hated hearing his answers to ANYTHING.
I do not want to hear Richardson muse or give his opinion on anything at all. It was very annoying.
You and I are on the same page here. I often look to your opinion as an opinion here that I respect and your positions are always principled.
I find Obama, shall I say, at the very least, troubling. My big fear is that he will sell progressives down the river for political expediency once elected.
But I fin myself at the age of 33 wanting to roll the dice and see if perhaps he turns out to be to the Left of Clinton. With Clinton, I see mark Penn and Terry MCauliffe and just don't want to see that. I'm with JE on the issues but he just didn't connect enough. And I'd hate to see his supporters write off Obama who MAY be just what we need.
That's a false choice. What you are saying is that to be truly objective, you cannot make a prediction or even have any expectations?
Hmmm, so I guess Kucinich may very well win, then? Because with that logic, we never know until the day of voting.
Everyone is parrotting what you are saying vis-a-vis NH. But that NH primary was very very unique and rather strange. To make that the standard is discounting 99% of other NH primary results that were polled/predicted almost exactly the nigiht before.
Remeber, she cried the day before. You can never truly predict scandals, meltdowns, etc. You just try to analyze the bets you can.
I'm sorry, but anyone who thinks JE even has a shot at the nomination at this point has a hard time being taken seriously (not referring to you personally, just in general) and I think you yourself know it ain't happening.
I just wish people would stop clouding their judgment with this obsessive (and, in some cases, unhealthy) delusion that Edwards is doing anything close to doing well enough in this race to win or even come close.
CNN or Rasumussen has him at 11 nationwide.
No way he's tripling that in NV. I'd bet my house on it.