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    I have learned two great lessons--that there will always be heartache and struggle, and that people of strong will can make a difference. One is a sad lesson; the other is inspiring. I choose to to be inspired.

    John Edwards

    1. Red Label 84 months ago | reply

      This is so JFK!

      We need a democrat again, so I can go back to the US after 6 years!

    2. alexdecarvalho 77 months ago | reply

      @*denonville* thanks for the comments and for the link to the blog post; unfortunately, Ross Douthat from the Atlantic Monthly disagrees with Edwards' politics.

    3. StarrGazr 77 months ago | reply

      What a fabulous composition. I love the angle. It shows him in a much more human light than most other photos do.

    4. zenera 77 months ago | reply

      So masterful Alex, bravo*

    5. ~*Michelle Greene Wheeler's Appalachian Portraits* 76 months ago | reply

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    6. Ethan Bloch 76 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the great photo and use of a CC License.

      This photograph was recently featured in an episode of 60 Seconds, which can be found here: www.opensermo.com/2008/01/31/super-tuesday/

      Cheers. Ethan

    7. addison2 75 months ago | reply

      Lovely portrait of a lovely person.

    8. Kevitivity 69 months ago | reply

      The story of how this man had a sexual affair while his wife was dying with cancer possibly the most disgusting story I have ever heard. What a piece of human filth. Sleazy beyond belief.

    9. alexdecarvalho 69 months ago | reply

      @Kevitivity I don't share your viewpoint. Quite frankly, his private life is none of my concern or business.

    10. MotorHolio 69 months ago | reply

      His private life may not be your concern, but it is an indicator of the type of internal landscape Edwards occupies. And it is a landscape devoid of moral waypoints. He said himself that he deserves scorn because of his actions. I certainly agree. Or to look at it another way, he was doing to Lisa Druck exactly what he planned to do to the country.

    11. alexdecarvalho 69 months ago | reply

      @MotorHolio What he did was inexcusable and apparently he's been up front and honest with his wife about it. It is up to them to resolve it and he will obviously and rightfully pay a heavy political price. As you say, he himself has said it.

      But you also state that his moral landscape is devoid of moral waypoints? Are we talking about the same man who fought for the poor during his campaign? He shifted the debate in a positive way to draw attention to the economic plight of tens of millions of Americans without jobs, health care ... or homes. Is that what you call being devoid of a moral waypoint?

      And now, while we're all focused on the cultural issue of his cheating, in a "media-hyped, celebrity entertainment news" kind of way, we're being distracted from the economic issues we should be addressing as a nation.

      That is why his private life is of none of my concern. He's no longer a contender in these elections and we have more pressing issues to deal with. That is what I choose to spend my time thinking about.

      Your last sentence is spiteful.

    12. Kevitivity 69 months ago | reply

      He betrayed his wife, his family and his supporters. The fact that his wife was dieing of cancer WHILE he was doing this... I don't have the words. This slime was running for election while this was going on so he actually could have completely sunk the democratic party. I think it's clear to most people that this man is nothing more than a shyster lawyer. Smooth as silk but corrupt to the core.

      In terns of the economy, which has it's own highs and lows naturally, the best thing a government can do is keep it's hands off. The last thing we need are tax and spend liberals who govern as if we all need the government to wipe our ass for us.

      Liberal politics are pretty sick, but not as sick as this turd.

    13. alexdecarvalho 69 months ago | reply

      @Kevitivity Tax and spend? Hell Yeah! "Taxing and spending is what advanced, industrialized countries do. And they do it to promote equitable societies.

      Yes, tax the rich and big corporations and spend it on the rest of America: Let’s spend it on healthcare for all, on decent schools for our kids, on environmental protections, on a consumer products safety commission, on universal pre-school, on a cure for AIDS and, most of all, let’s tax and spend to develop paths to peace."

      Not paths to war as the current administration has done. How much have we spent on this war again? And exactly how are you planning to pay for it?

      The fact is, I don't trust you to make the right choices when spending your own money, just as you shouldn't trust me with mine. That's why there's a common pool of money to do the right thing ... paid for by taxes.

      Good luck to you.

    14. Kevitivity 69 months ago | reply

      Schools are paid for by the states, not the fed. It's important you know and understand this. States rights are too significant to ignore if you are someone who respects the constitution.

      alexdecarvalho said "The fact is, I don't trust you to make the right choices when spending your own money, just as you shouldn't trust me with mine. That's why there's a common pool of money to do the right thing ... paid for by taxes."

      Wow, Alex. I have never heard a more anti-capitalist statement... And on Flickr (a shining example of capitalism) of all places. You will ALWAYS be able to spend your own money better than then government can! (It's called choice) Thats sort of a universal truth - but you exemplify the liberal mindset, "people are not smart enough to make their own decisions."

      There was a time when Democrats (like JFK for example, a hero of mine) spoke of things like "self respect", "self reliance", and most impotently, "self determination". As you have explained, we all need a massive, ever expanding "government" to control our every move.

    15. alexdecarvalho 69 months ago | reply

      @kevitivity I understand states are important. I fail to see how I put that into question. The point is, schools are paid for by our tax money, even if they're paid for by the states.

      How is what I said anti-capitalist? Did you hear me say we should be taxed at 100%? I know I can spend my money better than the government. But it's our duty as citizens to pay money into a collective pool that's used to make everyone's lives better. I would rather have police, firemen, waste management, roadworks, public schools, and so on, paid for by tax money, rather than as private enterprises. Do you agree with that? If you do, does that make you anti-capitalist?

      Did Ken Lay spend his money better than the government when he bought 5 houses with his $50M income? What if everybody did the same? As individuals, we would be making selfish choices that are good for us. But there's a limit beyond which the objectivist philosophy fails.

      Help me understand why you feel the need to label people? Try debating the issues without labeling them right or left, liberal or conservative, capitalist or socialist. I think you will find many people who lean towards one side on some issues, and the other side on others. People are far more complex than a two-party system would lead you to believe.

      Since you indicated that you respect our constitution, how do you feel about losing your civil liberties? From what I see, we have never experienced such a high amount of spending (highest deficit ever) and control of our every move, as under the current administration, which, as you know, is not liberal.

    16. Kevitivity 60 months ago | reply

      What a slimy piece of crap this class baiting lib is. This creep makes my skin crawl.

    17. alexdecarvalho 60 months ago | reply

      @ketivity You've made yourself loud and clear and there's no need to come by here anymore.

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