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Quotational Therapy: Part 141 -- John Edwards Is No Longer A Viable Candidate.
The One-Term Senator Now All But Done-
Sure, he's not quite as clueless as Barack Obama, but former VP candidate John Edwards has not had such a good run, of late.
By now, you've surely heard/seen this ridiculous comment:
I'm going to be honest with you—I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?
Yes, and it's precisely the kind of socialism that you are now advocating in your stump speeches and in debates.
But wait, there's more.
A couple of months back, Edwards responded to a rapid fire list of items in a game of "right or privilege," in this YouTube interview (Edwards' answers below):
College education - right
So basically, everything is a right, except for the one that is actually in the United States Constitution. That one is merely a privilege.
Add these to his blogger fiasco, his $1250 haircut, John Kerry's regrets about picking him for the '04 ticket despite Edwards' unseemly exploitation of a family tragedy, his awkward and contrived populist anger that doesn't really suit him well, his hypocrisy on Wal-Mart and Rupert Murdoch, not to mention the transparent use of his sick wife as his campaign's attack dog.
John Edwards, no longer feeling pretty:
And the polls are showing it.
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Posted by Will Franklin · 24 August 2007 10:05 AM
Obviously, Edwards doesn't even know what communism is - a system where not only health care, but everything is run by the government.
If Edwards is this clueless, and Obama only less so, then get ready for the Hillary candidacy.
Posted by: Bigfoot at August 24, 2007 10:32 AM
As my grandmother used to preface all comments to me to illustrate my ignorance.
"Good God Gertie."
And then make her point. Such as:
Why are we even considering this person to be be President:
"Good God Gertie." What a goon. And Pussy.
Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 24, 2007 12:55 PM
EB...Your grandmother said that very well. I never felt that John Edwards was a viable candidate in the first place.
Posted by: zsa zsa at August 24, 2007 08:59 PM
Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 24, 2007 09:51 PM
God bless your grandma, EB...
Posted by: zsa zsa at August 25, 2007 08:11 AM
What bigfoot said. John Edwards has to ask if something in Cuba is government-run?
Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at August 25, 2007 08:19 PM
To those who will be voting Dem in 08: Do any of you take John Edwards seriously? I am not joking or trying to be smart. I would really like to know.
Posted by: TheSmokingRoom at August 26, 2007 01:56 PM
TheSmokingRoom...I won't be voting Democrat in 08. BUT I can't imagine too many individuals reeeally believing John Edwards has a chance. It always amazes me that any red blooded American would vote for any candidate that wants to Socialize our Governmaent... Freedom is what America has always been about. Why would we want more laws to dictate our lives?
Posted by: zsa zsa at August 26, 2007 02:44 PM
zsa zsa, they don't see it as socialism per se. All these government helps that the Democrats desire are founded on the idea that there are bad people getting filthy rich at the expense of the deserving poor and middle class, and confiscatory taxes are simply equalizing the game - plus a suitable "rent" for living in such a well-meaning society.
As for supporting Edwards, the problem that the Democrats have is one not unknown to Republicans in other years: "Well, I don't trust Hillary...Obama is too green and thoughtless...the good candidates, like Richardson, don't seem to be getting much traction and we do want to have a shot at winning...I guess that leaves Edwards. Ouch." Most votes are negative.
Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at August 26, 2007 04:21 PM