Further, Edwards stated that any civil union or gay marriage should receive, and is entitled to receive all the “1100” protections that married couples receive under federal law.
He did go on to say that while he fully supports civil unions, and that registered civil unions must have 100% of the rights, privileges, and protections of marriage, he is not comfortable with the term “gay marriage.”
He also stated it was time to get rid of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. I do not claim to have “gotten it all down” but I am certain of what I did record.
Some other nuggets:
“We don’t need a surge in Bagdad, we need a surge in New Orleans 9th Ward.”
“George Bush has destroyed our reputation in the world”
“The first day I am president, I will close Guantanamo.”
“There is nothing unpatriotic about dissent.”
“I am looking for the most capable, independent people I can find for the cabinet, including Republicans.”
“Right now, most other countries see Iraq as George Bush’s war and they are not interested.”