The Democratic candidates were all pretty animated last week, especially with talk about Iraq and Iran.
The candidates were all much less scripted in their responses — I’m not sure if that was because of the format or because something has happened to shift the dynamic of how they’re going to interact with each other now that the primaries start just days into the New Year.
During the debates in Philadelphia John Edwards was really “on,” especially when it came to the question of the negative impact that lobbyists for certain industries have had on the country’s inability to adopt universal health care and better environmental protection.
But he had one amazing moment and question that we should all be ready to ask ourselves:
And, if not, what are we prepared to do to change the country that our children will inherit from us?
For me, deciding which candidate to support at this stage of the game was directly tied to who I think can do a better job of shaping this country and its policies so that it will not be such an incredible mess when PunditGirl is no longer a girl.
Yes, I want things to be different because of how I feel about certain issues. But I also want to know that I’ve done as much as possible with what little political power one mom and her one vote can have to change the shape our country is in.
When I listened to John Edwards make that statement, I knew I had made the right choice.
It seems Edwards may finally be getting some traction from the main stream media, as well. On some of the Sunday morning talk shows, some of the reporters covering the campaign remarked that the last debate has given Edwards a chance to really be in the race.
Call me crazy, but I thought he’s been in the race all along. Maybe those reporters need to do something about their coverage tunnel vision.
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