Though, there need to be some oversight. It's the job of the Congress to do it and I expect them to do it, but they need to get with the program and do something more substantive than argue on whether or not to debate the issue or vote on the issue.
Well, nothing substantive is being done in Congress.
The congressional approval rating may be WAY down, but if you look at the generic congressional ballot, Democrats lead Republicans by about 10 points. Plus, voters are happy with their local Representatives.
Translation: Voters hate Congress, but they hate Republicans even more. Republicans are holding Congress back.
Clinton has every right to relay information to her constituents as a Senator. She believes the surge is working in Al Anbar Province, great! We have a right to know what is going on in this war. But she is right, we need political reconciliation, which is unfounded and that is why we need to leave: the Iraqis are not helping.
Ah, who cares! As long as it is not before February 5. I'm someone who supports a National Primary.
1. Hold a National Primary on the first Tuesday of June in the year of the general election.
2. The Presidential nominee will nominate a Vice President and delegates at the convention (two months later) will confirm him/her.
I don't think "admit" is the right word, but yes, if the election was to be TODAY between Edwards and any Republican, he will be the most electable. That is not to say Clinton and Obama cannot win. I think they can (Clinton more so than Obama). As I have said, Edwards electability is now in question, especially against Giuliani in states such as NY, NJ, CT, WI, CA, PA, and FL. Those races will be very close. When a Democrat is struggling in NY and CA against a Republican, it is cause for concern.
I could ask you the same question about your candidate. It's a fair question but one that does not need to be asked. We're all in this together. We're all trying to get Democrats elected, we just differ on which Democrat to support. I don't have to spell out why I like candidate A, or dislike candidate B or won't mind voting for candidate C. I respect you question, and while this does not look good upon me, I'm not going to answer it because that will start another meaningless debate. And we all know there has been many of them on MyDD lately.
I won't go as far as saying Edwards and Obama won't win NY, NJ, and CT, but it will be awfully close and polls from a few months ago show Obama losing to Giuliani in NY and in a virtual tie in CA. It's a concern, but I think they can ultimately pull out a win should they be the nominee.