Friday, July 14, 2006
Blogger Interviews John Edwards
Edwards addresses problems of education, poverty, crime and the poor state of children in the South. He avoids partisan politics and mud slinging. Edwards also supports an increase in minimum wage which I have mixed feelings towards. But minimum wage is not a swing issue for me. Edwards may be the breath of fresh air the Democratic Party needs. I just hope they realize it.
Every. Other. Hopeful. I see at this point will keep the nation just as divivded and spitting fire at the other side. On the ballot, I think Edwards is maybe the only candidate who could lead a ticket to the 60%+ range. Everyone else will bring more of this 51-49% nonsense.
Especially now that McCain has decided to self destruct.
Fixing breakfast this morning it struck me that Edwards is different from Gore, Clinton, Edwards, etc. in a significant way. He's not an aging 60s/70s liberal fighting those old battles in old ways. He is the freshest breath of air in the Democratic Party right now.
There has been too much divisive politics the last two decades. The country does needs to come together.
And, yes, John McCain has self destructed. I couldn't vote for him with any confidence. To begin with he thinks I'm lazy and doesn't respect the right of free speech strongly enough.
Though I always thought Edwards' positions were too coherent and comprehensive to be the work of political mavens (you know, the same political mavens who suggested Kerry 'go hunting'). In this day and age of non-responsive candidates more worried about staying on message than actually listening to the audience, I think someone who hears concerns and then addresses them to be a breath of fresh air.
Right now the Republicans don't have a strong presidential candidate, McCain and Rudy can't do it. Hillary is too polarizing. I think Edwards has a shot.
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