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Monday, April 12, 2004

Message Focus

Am I the only one impressed by John Edwards' ability to stay on message? Really. Judy Woodruff's attempt to get him to talk about the vice presidency ran up against an iron wall and he managed to talk the whole time about how John Kerry wouldn't have created the messes that W is getting us into, about how Kerry would help the nation as President. If one of your priorities for a vp is someone who can communicate your message exactly the way you want it and with style, then he's got a lot going for him.

There is an online vp primary that you can enter (caveat: they add you to their listserv), but its not nearly as fun as Roll Call's recent contest to pick a future Speaker where the incredible Rep. Jan Schakowsky destroyed her competition.

A lot of folks are still talking about Bill Richardson, but he and Tom Vilsack both came from states that Gore won in 2000, so who knows.