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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
Health care - right
A liveable wage - right
Owning a handgun - privilege
American citizenship for someone not born here but has worked here for one year - right, but five years instead of one year
Access to the internet - 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.

Previous Quotational Therapy Session:

Nancy Pelosi.

The right quote can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy on most Mondays and Fridays.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 August 2007 10:05 AM

Comments

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:
A man who sends out his wife to do his heavy lifting.
A man who spends more on cosmetics than a house full of playgirls at the Hefner Mansion.
A learned man who does not know what kind of governmental oppression that exists in Cuba and extends to the health-care system.
A man who knows so little about the US Constitution he can't distinguish a person's selfish desires from rights.
A man who should spend portions of his ignorrant jury monetary decisions on a basic education.

"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

ZZ,
I used perhaps an un-authorized license to put words in my dearly-departed grandmother's mouth.
She was gone long before John Edwards realized the importance of a four hundred dollar haircut.
But, creeps span all generations, she would not have liked him if she was here today.
We have a big family, Me and Ole Grandma were tight.

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