John Edwards to Announce 2008 Candicacy

John Edwards is going to announce his 2008 Presidential bid.

Edwards, who represented North Carolina in the Senate for six years, plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina last year and slow to recover from the storm.

I'm glad. He has good ideas that need to be heard. I think it's time to expand the talk beyond Hillary and Obama. The more choices the better.

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    I wish him luck (none / 0) (#1)
    by vwbug on Sat Dec 16, 2006 at 11:17:58 PM EST
    I liked him in 04.  Though I don't think I will support him in 08 I do like the man and wish him all the luck.

    John Edwards supports the war (none / 0) (#2)
    by Andreas on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 09:02:29 AM EST
    John Edwards is one of those who helped to organise the criminal war. In October 2004 the WSWS wrote:

    The debate Tuesday night between Vice President Richard Cheney and his challenger Senator John Edwards underscored the fundamental agreement between the two big business parties on intensifying the war against the Iraqi people and continuing the policy of global militarism pursued by the Bush administration. ...

    Edwards attacked the administration for its "incompetence" in organizing the Iraqi war, indicating that both he and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry had supported military action against Iraq, but that it "needed to be done the right way." ...

    While seizing on Bremer's statements about the inadequate size of the US invasion force, Edwards promoted the Democratic platform's call for adding another 40,000 active duty troops to the US military and doubling the size of the US special forces. ...

    In the foreign policy section of the debate, the Democratic candidate attacked the Bush administration largely from the right. He chastised the vice president for having "been an advocate for over a decade for lifting sanctions against Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet." He pledged that a Democratic administration would not merely maintain these sanctions, but "strengthen" them. He similarly criticized the administration for failing to take a sufficiently hard line against North Korea.

    Democrat Edwards backs war, austerity in vice presidential debate
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