I don't know whether there is a media agenda against Edwards or if they are just incompetent as usual, but he was also ignored during the Kerry/Edwards campaign in a manner which Cheney was not. Maybe watching Cheney was like watching a disaster or murder, and the press and people were drawn to tragedy. Edwards is no fun compared to the screwups of Hillary and/or the "novelty" of Obama. The media want an audience more than they want the truth.
I have one foot in Edwards camp.
But it is way too early to know if he will be MY final candidate. By the time the primaries start I may be supporting a late entry, like Feingold. Not likely, but one can dream.
I think Fox "News" and gay's being moral are excellent issues to discuss along with corruption, the war, loss of civil liberties,global warming,etc. We have time to argue all of them.
No issue is small. The Repugs will use any one of them with their lies. We need someone who answers best and has practice in it. Not another wishy-wash please.
What I just realized is that I have been completely inattentive to race and gender in my decision to move toward Edwards and away from Clinton and Obama. He just earned more of my respect.
In these discussions about Fox, I can't remember many making references to female or black issues.
These are mostly Progressive people in the mix on this.
Okay, I'll except that they care but not that they are petulant and give up their being more patriotic. You see how I used Repug talking points regarding patriotism? Please don't burn any NH state flags. :)
Edwards will do quite well in NH, even if it comes before Iowa. Clinton will fade as the debates develop and direct comparisons are made between E,C,and O.
The other two are much more likeable than Hillary.
I'll also predict that Obama will improve vs Clinton and that this will develop into a two-man race.
Trying to get your voice heard in politics is not being petulant. They fight for what they believe.
Would that Dems did more of this as a party, instead of cowering at every threat about lack of patriotism.
The people of NH are the most patriotic people in the country.
Thanks for the descriptions of serious people protesting war. Your descriptions could easily have been of my family as we experienced participation in several war protests in two different states.
We consider ourselves to be quie serious and informed.