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9 responses to “Draft Fred?”

  1. Mark says:

    Oh yes, John Edwards is such a lightweight compared with either the actor from TV’s “Law and Order” on the alcoholic ne’er-do-well grandson of Prescott Bush.

  2. Seth says:

    Edwards is such a lightweight that he’s currently polling better head-to-head than any Democrat against McCain and Guiliani.

    A guy that’s been out of politics for a while, has absolutely no name recognition and whose recent endeavors have comprised almost solely of acting on a show with a fan base smaller and slightly less fanatical than Star Trek. And I thought you guys had a deep bench.

  3. Jay Reding says:

    Edwards is such a lightweight that he’s currently polling better head-to-head than any Democrat against McCain and Guiliani.

    Which is a bit like being the best hockey player in Burbank…

  4. Seth says:

    Does that mean Hillary and Obama are lightweights, too?

    I would really like to see a Thompson-Edwards match up. I think it’s my second most-preferred match up, after Gingrich vs. anyone.

  5. Mark says:

    Since we’re in the business of drafting “Law and Order” actors for the Presidency, my vote goes to Ice-T.

  6. zzx375 says:

    A lot of water can go under the bridge between now and 2008 so are today’s poll results that strong of a predictor.

    Some of us can’t help but think of Edwards as the “Breck Guy” who chases ambulances, but then everyone has to make a living somehow.

  7. Mark says:

    “Some of us can’t help but think of Edwards as the “Breck Guy” who chases ambulances, but then everyone has to make a living somehow.”

    Not necessarily. If you’re name is Paris Hilton or George W. Bush, you can spend the first two decades of your adult life in unproductive leisure living off of the family warchest. Mercifully, estate tax critics are working tirelessly to make sure the Hilton/Dubya lifestyle is further rewarded by shifting the tax burden away from them and onto those who “make a living somehow”.

  8. Seth says:

    zz-
    Polls may not be a strong predictor of what will happen two years from now.

    They do, however, show that certain candidates are not lightweights, which in turn shows that a certain someone’s political analysis is completely full of crap yet again.

  9. zzx375 says:

    “If you’re name is Paris Hilton or George W. Bush, you can spend the first two decades of your adult life in unproductive leisure living off of the family warchest. Mercifully, estate tax critics are working tirelessly to make sure the Hilton/Dubya lifestyle is further rewarded by shifting the tax burden away from them and onto those who “make a living somehow”. ”

    Sounds like good old class envy to me. While we are name dropping don’t forget to add Ted Kennedy (papa Joe’s bootlegging $), John (I married into it) Kerry, and Nancy (I may be NaNa but I have a new war chest) Pelosi.

    The simple fact is that there are folks on both sides of the political isle who can buy and sell the folks (me included) who post here several times over. Having wealth isn’t a crime, regardless of one’s politcal affilation.

    “…They do, however, show that certain candidates are not lightweights…” Guessed I was absent from Advanced Quantitative Methods they day that aspect of the statistical realm was covered. Perhaps that was included in the in-depth look at kertosis. :-)