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Posted on Jan 9, 2008
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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and John McCain have gotten plenty of ink in the last week, but the other candidates for president want you to know they’re still in it. John Edwards, who staked a lot on Iowa and placed second there, says he will campaign until his party’s convention because, “Up until now, about half of 1 percent of Americans have voted.”

Mitt Romney also has pledged to push on until the end. Rudy Giuliani, who has performed terribly so far, is hoping Florida and other big states will give his campaign the boost it sorely needs.


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Edwards offered his congratulations to Clinton and Obama, but insisted that “I intend to be the nominee of my party.”

“Up until now, about half of 1 percent of Americans have voted. Ninety-nine percent plus have not voted. And those 99 percent deserve to have their voices heard, because we have had too much in America of people’s voices not being heard,” Edwards said.

His wife, Elizabeth, who spoke before Edwards, said, “This day, we have taken steps. Not as big steps as we wanted. But ones of which we’re enormously proud.”

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By GW=MCHammered, January 9, 2008 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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Obama Girl has me standing firm for the ‘08 vote. My resolve stands tall against the GOP and is only further hardened by Obama Girl’s red hot passion. She’s quickened the heart of all voters and energized politics with a sonsie hot breath of fresh air. Now that’s penetrating politics!
Thank you, Obama Girl.

http://www.barelypolitical.com/obama-girl/episode/BaRocky6_OrigMusic

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By steve, January 9, 2008 at 10:46 am Link to this comment
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Although you have to admire his courage for continuing, the only people who really have a say in who becomes the next president come from the boards of Blue Cross, Cigna, Humana, and all the other medical insurance and pharmaceutical companies.  And of course those running the Carlyle Group and I’m sure even a few top executives from Fox News.  No one else has any say in who becomes the next president.  Get out the vote!!!!!!  Yeah right!!!!  How stupid is that!!!!  It is all a game to fool us…the American public…into believing we actually have a say in anything.  For all you bloggers out there and everyone else who is getting crazy over Hillary or Barack or whoever…you don’t count and your vote doesn’t count.

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By rage, January 9, 2008 at 10:22 am Link to this comment
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Kucinich - Richardson 2008!

Because, the top three bought-n-bossed ringers really ain’t the be-all to end-all!

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By Joe R., January 9, 2008 at 6:15 am Link to this comment
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Edwards is the only real Democratic candidate that is running this year.  He is the only one that is talking about the real issues.  He is the only one who talks about the corruption of Washington and corporate America.  I hope many of you will contribute to John’s campaign.  He has the fight it will take to overcome the corruption that has become America.

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