Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Makin' Noise

PHAT John Edwards is on the radar, here
The former senator -- who was tapped by Kerry to be his running mate last year and, like Kerry, is contemplating a 2008 presidential run -- said the administration has long favored wealth over work. He criticized Bush for suspending a law requiring federal contractors along the Gulf Coast to pay prevailing wages on reconstruction projects.

"I might have missed something, but I don't think the president ever talked about putting a cap on the salaries of the CEOs of Halliburton and the other companies . . . who are getting all these contracts," he said in a speech at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "This president, who never met an earmark he wouldn't approve or a millionaire's tax cut he wouldn't promote, decided to slash wages for the least of us and the most vulnerable."

And here
Along with MSNBC's Tom Curry, CNN's Jackie Schechner, the NYT's Matt Bai and a sprinkling of party operatives and interest group reps, The Note attended a regular meeting of the Internet Left at Townhouse Tavern in Dupont Circle on Sunday. Here is what we took away:

1. Mike Huckabee instills fear.

2. Hillary Clinton provokes scorn.

3. Russ Feingold inspires passion.

4. And John Edwards' early focus on poverty — coupled with Elizabeth Edwards' statement of support for Cindy Sheehan — is getting him a second look from this crowd.

Mike who? Ditto that, Hillary. Russ, darling of the grassroots!

And then there's John. I wonder how he'll play out the next three years....out of political office but in the political spotlight...can he make a go of it in 08?


At 9:51 AM, Blogger Blue State Republican said...

Your invited to learn more about Mike Huckabee at our blog.



At 11:02 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hi BSR. Posted at your house. Thanks for stopping by.

At 2:41 PM, Blogger carla said...

Edwards is saying a lot of the right things now....and so is Kerry. The problem is, both had a shot.

They need to not only say the right things in a nonelection season..they need to do it during an election season. Unfortunately...spine is in short supply for some of these jokers.


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