I’ve been fascinated with the press being given Joe Biden and Chris Dodd. Both are showing leadership and passion. The videos and statements posted in the last few days by both show the power of their presence.
Both Biden and Dodd, like any candidate, have their pluses and minuses. That will always be true. If you, or other voters and activists, can eliminate a candidate based on a single vote, like Biden support for the bankruptcy bill or Dodd’s vote on the original resolution for Iraq, then you essentially eliminate all candidates! Every candidate with time in office will have positions and votes where we disagree. But should one vote or a few position differences justify eliminating candidates from the race?
It’s my believe that we are seeing an important change in the Presidential race. Biden is doing much better in Iowa and NH than expected. Dodd is simply surging, (to use an unfortunate word), in the press and with the public. Both have powerful, innovative websites. (Biden, Dodd)
John Edwards made a masterful move last night with his purchase on MSNBC of 2 minutes of time to reply to Bush’s statement. It is innovative politics at it’s best. While I did not see the original presentation here is the YouTube video of that two minute message. Notice the power of the longer timeframe.
I would like to see comments about Edwards, Biden and Dodd. Their move closer to the front seems to be a very important development. Any thoughts?