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Tue, Jul. 6th, 2004, 08:02 pm
Haw haaa!

The New York Post, in all of it's ineffable wisdom, printed the headline to the right. Yay! That's some great journalism boys, keep up the good work.

How on earth did they make the call for Gephardt? I mean, honestly, I know he was on the "short-list" and all, but did anyone seriously think he was going to make the final cut? Let's just ignore for a moment that Edwards could be seen coming a mile away as the final pick. (He even looks like a VP fer crissakes!) I could see how if one were to read into things a bit much, one might have called it for Vilsack, as he was on the short-list too, and he & Kerry did just make a campaign stop together; but Gephardt?! He's an old Washington crony who would only appeal to labor unions and doesn't bring a damn thing else to the table with regards to winning the election. Sure he's well qualified for the gig, but he'd be more of a liability than he would be worth in the election.

Oh well. I'm sure the N.Y. Post has printed worse. They aren't exactly a shining beacon of excellence in journalism, after all.

Congrats to Edwards by the way. He's an excellent balance to Kerry. Blue-blood/populist; north-easterner/southerner; walking corpse/energetic speaker; old fart/youngish looking; Washington crony/fresh young face; etc, you get the point-- In fact, looking over this list I just wrote I have to wonder just how in the hell Edwards lost to an asshat like Kerry... (asshat/non-asshat- a perfect balance!)

Wed, Jul. 7th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
my_desideratum

i was very excited, if i cant have edwards for pres, i'll take hime for vice gladly. assuming of course our next president is elected

Thu, Jul. 8th, 2004 02:40 am (UTC)
desidiosus

Historically speaking, Bush isn't doing great in the polls. I forget the articles I've read, but when the polls waver and are neck & neck at this stage of the game, it bodes poorly for the incumbent. Additionally, the pool of undecided voters is a lot smaller than usual this year. Of those undecideds, they are mostly from demographics which generally side with democrats. In other words, Kerry has much more to gain if the current trends continue than Bush.

Barring any illegal activities or an October surprise, I am optimistic.

Thu, Jul. 8th, 2004 02:42 am (UTC)
desidiosus

correction- cautiously optimistic.

*knocks on wood*