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Friday, June 29, 2007

Century of the Common Iowan: Thoughts on the Democratic Forum

Excerpted from this post at Century of the Common Iowan

I participated in a live blog sponsored by the Rocky Mountain News of the Democratic Forum. Also participating were fellow Iowans John Deeth and Essential Estrogen. Here were my thoughts I wrote... The winners were John Edwards and Chris Dodd. Dodd was energetic and really stressed education. As a teacher and member of the ISEA and NEA, Dodd is very credible when it comes to education. He very well respected among educators and might just have the answer to the mess that is NCLB. About Education Dodd said… I'm proud of the fact that I was called the Senator of the Decade by the national Head Start Association. I have walked the walk on these issues. Dodd and Biden were both fired up, however Biden sounded angry, while Dodd was on message and highlighted his experience. John Edwards hit the first question out of the park. He was able to condense his entire two America's theme into that answer and it was well received by the crowd. Edwards didn't stop there. The questions really played right into the issues Edwards is campaigning on and he did very well connecting to the audience. I think Hillary Clinton held her own and definitely did not hurt herself.

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