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Edwards Campaign Buys MSNBC Air Time To Respond To President’s Speech

While Sen. Jack Reed will give the official Democratic response to Pres. Bush’s primetime Iraq speech tonight, a Democratic candidate for president is buying time on MSNBC to get his point across.

A message from the John Edwards campaign reads “John Edwards will speak directly to the American people in a nationwide address on MSNBC. Our campaign has bought airtime on MSNBC immediately following the President’s address at 9pm, and John Edwards will challenge the President’s remarks with a strong call to the nation to end the war now.”

The campaign even writes, “President Bush will be on every network for free tonight. Our campaign will have to pay for the time on MSNBC.”

See the Edwards Campaign message after the jump…


A MESSAGE FROM JOHN EDWARDS ’08

Tonight, after President Bush makes yet another argument for
continuing the war in Iraq, John Edwards will speak directly to the
American people in a nationwide address on MSNBC.

Our campaign has bought airtime on MSNBC immediately following the
President’s address at 9 p.m., and John Edwards will challenge the
President’s remarks with a strong call to the nation to end the war
now.

Please watch in that timeframe — and forward this e-mail to your
friends, asking them to watch as well. Each of us has a
responsibility to make sure that President Bush and Congress
understand that the time for excuses has run out. John Edwards will
deliver a strong message tonight on our behalf. It’s time to end
this war and bring our troops home.

Buying this kind of airtime is expensive. But we believe that
President Bush’s address must be countered with a strong voice in
opposition to the failed policies that have kept our troops in
harm’s way for far too long. Tonight, John Edwards will continue
to lead, and make the case to the nation that we cannot wait for an
election to change course in Iraq — we as citizens must make
Washington understand that the time to end this war is now.

Don’t miss John’s address tonight on MSNBC, immediately following
the President.

President Bush will be on every network for free tonight. Our
campaign will have to pay for the time on MSNBC so that John Edwards
can challenge the President’s failed policies. Please consider
making a contribution to the campaign — to help us meet the costs
of paying for tonight’s address — and to help John’s campaign
continue to grow.

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