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I'm more committed than ever to putting a Democrat in the White House (especially after watching those fools debate last night), but the person I vote for is going to be held to John Edwards' standards and will have to uphold his principles and ideals. I am a progressive who wants the kind of radical change Edwards was pushing for. Centrists need not apply.
Which brings me to this. Like so many other Democrats, I was undecided for a long, long time. Edwards wasn't really even on my radar at first. But the more I listened to him, the more I liked. Now I am an unabashed Edwards supporter and I don't mind letting everyone know it. In addition to starting a blog that I hope will help get him elected, I sport an Edwards bumper sticker on my car, a sign in my yard, and I proudly wear my Edwards '08 pin everywhere I go. When I saw the Edwards table set up at my local farmer's market last week, I cheered. I am not alone.
I have heard that in Iowa, you can see political signs everywhere. Certain areas are Obama country, certain areas are Edwards country and so on. When I lived in Portland, it seemed that everyone had a Kerry/Edwards sign in their front yard. (Even liberal San Francisco, I rarely saw a yard sign in front of people's houses or in front windows.) We're more fickle in the Bay Area. We don't like yard signs bringing down the value of our houses. I don't see any yard signs anywhere, and I see very few bumper stickers on cars. Maybe that will change as we get closer to our primary. On walks through my neighborhood I can count three signs: mine, another Edwards sign, and one for Obama. Where are all the Clinton supporters, I wonder? Especially since everyone talks about how she has California sewn up. Well, not if I can help it, which is why I am writing this post.
For those that don't know, I am one of the founding editors of a site called MOMocrats.com. We are backing John Edwards for president. We've been asked to share "Why not Obama?" and that's what we are attempting to do today. My post is here.
A few of us started out thinking we'd be Obama supporters and the decision to support Edwards was not taken lightly. I still consider myself to be a Obama supporter, I'm just not backing him for president (this time around). In fact, if Edwards doesn't get the nomination and Obama does, I'll be happy to vote for him. I just hope it's not Hillary.