Thursday, January 31, 2008
John Edwards' Message. . .
I'm sorry John Edwards dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for President.
Take your best shot.
Chronicle all of the criticisms you want.
Parade out all of the stories, point out the inconsistencies as you see them, make fun of his haircuts and fire away at the size of his home.
Oh, and don't leave out the lawyer jokes!
I'll wait while you finish up with all of that. . . .
Here's my regret as I watched him standing there in New Orleans (have any of the other candidates from either major party even been there since the campaign got going?):
Edwards always pushed the issues of poverty to the forefront.
As in every single speech.
In every debate.
And it wasn't a matter of party or partisan commitments. Edwards forced everyone to at least look at the issues surrounding poverty in America.
I reget that this important emphasis may be lost to this campaign.
I hope and pray that it will not be, but I fear we lost a lot when he withdrew on Wednesday.
What do you think?