Edwards campaign in Southern Village?

It was tucked deep in an Under the Dome item about Edwards hiring former Michigan Congressman David Bonior to be the manager of his Presidential campaign, but apparently it will be run out of Southern Village.

Chapel Hill's really hitting the political big time I guess! And Edwards' presence is already bringing celebrities to town, as Hardball will be hosted live from Memorial Hall next Tuesday.

Setting up shop in Chapel Hill and realizing the importance of hiring political help from Michigan in the same day make Edwards look pretty smart to me anyway :)



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I heard that at the Town

I heard that at the Town Hall Grill last week, but I didn't say anything because I reckon I'm usually the last to know anything. Anyway, the staff there seemed to think that the office would be directly above the Grill, and it would be quite a lot of space.

Is there some major

Is there some major legislation or policy that Edwards has championed and gotten results on that potential campaign volunteers should know about?

Does he have a position on the Iraq Occupation? Global climate change? Health care? etc. that might inspire local progressives to work for him?

I know anybody with a shred of a position will leave Barack Obomba in the dust, but what is the true substance of Edwards?

Over the past year and a

Over the past year and a half I've had the opportunity to meet Edwards and speak with him 3 times, all in different venues. The bottom line is that he IS extremely "approachable", (whatever that really means), speaks very much from his heart on the issues, and very much wants to serve his country and the people who live here. I honestly think he REALLY wants to run for president, but think that he also would be happy doing other things as he has since a year or two ago. He IS truly committed to his family, and have seen him being regular dad on several occasions. I think right now he is about ready to announce, but maybe is a little nervous in doing so? So maybe he is not QUITE ready....but when he does, he will go at it full force....I would love to see, and know that I will see, a strong volunteer network for him here in Chapel Hill. I know I will be there. And I am thinking that the HardBall episode was not the place nor the time to announce.

Sorry, I remain annoyed at

Sorry, I remain annoyed at folks who build 28,000square foot mansions (and 6,000sq ft compounds) who offer sermons exhorting us to lower our 'carbon footprint': Maybe I'll only vacuum every OTHER time the cat shits on the carpet.


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Joan, her story was 100%

Joan, her story was 100% hack job. First she was obviously off base about SV being the wealthiest neighborhood in Chapel Hill (typical campus-based myopia) but then she points out that most campaign HQs are in cities like Washington that make Chapel Hill look like a bargain!

I don't know why the Edwards campaign overreacted (which was stupid), but the story doesn't even stand on it's own two feet. I wonder if it's purpose was just to provoke?