John Edwards has decided to endorse Obama. Edwards collected a large percentage of votes in West Virginia in the Clinton-Obama race when he wasn’t even in the running. John Edwards has been the candidate Lita and I have supported in two attempts at the White house. A long time friend of ours, John also is an extraordinary competent and bright person.  I can’t think of a better combination than Obama and Edwards for the White house this year.



  1. My first choice was Edwards, then Hillary but when I did some research on Obama, I switched to him. My 3 sons also are working for Obama. It is more than the man himself but the fact History in the making, a black man, a half black man, may become President of the U.S.. My sons are of the generation where this is no big deal, but like the idea of a change. My generation I see major changes not only within the U.S., but the World is watching this election, good for America. I realize Bigotry will play a part in his chance of winning but hope the new voters, college students, educated adults, will off set the bigots. Their are a number of people who will not vote for a Black Person because he is black. They will forget about Muhammed Ali, his muslim, refuse to go to war etc., hold him out as a hero, but unable to get over their Stereotype Prejudice and this is sad. No matter win or lose we have come a long way since I joined the segragated Navy in l952, the year they started integrating. Only in America – WE NEED A CHANGE CB

  2. Paul,

    I am also troubled by the choices American voters are left with as the Democratic Party quarrels through the primary and the general election approaches. Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton are beating each other up side the head about various different issues, playing right into the hands of the Republican campaign strategists. No doubt Karl Rove is planning some sort of character attack on Obama or Clinton once the smoke clears and the nominee is declared. I don’t believe for a minute that Rove won’t be included in the Republican campaign for 2008. It’s what he does, it’s who he is.

    Hillary Clinton’s faux pas misspeaking of dodging sniper fire in Iraq combined with Barak Obama’s 20 year relationship with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his inflammatory comments about America’s recent history are bothersome, for sure. But, John McCain as president? Yikes! The Democratic nominee will have shortcomings that pale in comparison to a continued Bush agenda. McCain suggesting that the United States troops stay in Iraq for 40, 50 or even perhaps 100 years is preposterous and shows just how determined these men are to be “right fighters”. They must be “right” at the cost of American troops, American taxpayers money, America’s international reputation and the echo of troubles that all of this will surely be inherited by the children of this generation and generations to come.

    The primary problem in this upcoming election is once again; The vote for a candidate that will least likely further damage America’s economy, foreign affairs, environment and worldwide reputation and a president who can be moderate enough to bring the country together rather than a polarizing results of Bush’s two terms. The next president must devise a bipartisan plan to mop up the disaster in Iraq without leaving the area more unstable than it already is. This is obviously a tall order, perhaps impossible… but watching American troops try to solve this problem militarily is unsatisfactory and just plain won’t work. They’re not trained to make policy, only to implement policies by those in Washington and is not fair to expect them to resolve this monumental failure. What the Bush administration is asking from the troops is a losing plan that has already cost America over 4000 troops and US taxpayers one half billion dollars that will most likely eclipse the $1 trillion mark… if we are lucky. I don’t like the choices we’re offered in Obama and Clinton… But I HATE the idea of a “Bush 3rd Term” practically assured in a McCain administration.

    Brad Hobbs
    Auburn, WA

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