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Kerry praises ‘courage’ of VP choice Edwards

Is anyone as sick of the candidates as I am all are lying through their teeth.

By KEN HERMAN
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/06/04

PITTSBURGH Siding with sizzle over experience, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry told a cheering crowd here on Tuesday that he has picked fellow Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina as his running mate.

“I have chosen a man who understands and defends the values of America, a man who has shown courage and conviction as a champion for middle class Americans and for those struggling to reach the middle class, a man who has shown guts and determination and political skills in his own race for the presidency of the United States, a man whose life has prepared him for leadership,” Kerry told cheering supporters at a morning rally in Pittsburgh that kicked off a three-day tour themed on “responsible leadership.”

Kerry praised his former presidential primary foe as “a man who has shown guts, determination and political skill in his own race for the presidency.”

“I’ve seen John Edwards think, argue, advocate, legislate and lead for six years now,” Kerry said in front of an oversized Kerry-Edwards sign unveiled for the event. “I know his skill. I know his passion. I know his strength. I know his conscience. I know his faith.”

Republican officials reacted quickly to Kerry’s announcement, eager to begin what will be a four-month effort to paint Kerry-Edwards as a ticket out of synch with mainstream voters.

“John Kerry was against John Edwards before he was for him. But now he’s his running mate,” the Republican National Committee said in a statement.

“Who is John Edwards?” the statement asked. “A disingenuous, unaccomplished liberal and friend to personal injury trial lawyers.”


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