Wednesday, January 30, 2008
There is an announcement that is coming today from John Edwards in New Orleans at 1pm.He is leaving the race. I am truly sad about this, he brought up so many important issues that we all needed to hear and have Americans thinking about. I supported him 2004 before he joined John Kerry, and then again earlier on this year. All of this time I stayed on their email list.My son is who introduced me to Obama, but until that point I really was grateful to have John Edwards in the race. Poverty is something that is rampant in this Country, and should be spoken off with such honesty and clarity.Homeless VETS , 200,000 of them, mostly from the Gulf War and the Iraq War.His Healthcare Plan is as good as Obama's ( parts of it were better).And I will be forever grateful that he always remembered Katrina and the Gulf Coast. The Media gave him such shortshrift that it is Shameful.He showed us WHAT Passion and Dedication are, and that there are Issues worth fighting for, Always.He made us look at America, and realize there are indeed TWO Americas, and that there is always room to fight for People that Matter, this is OUR Country. My son and I will be writing him and his family a Thank You letter.
And to Elizabeth and his family I am so grateful that they gave it their all, that they showed us that Love is a Powerful Uniting Force in these Dark Times. I pray for her, that she has much time with the man that she loves as much as she loves this Country.She reminded us that even people fighting Cancer love this Country, that Life does not end with Cancer.