More on Edwards
As I stated in an earlier blog posting, I am for John Edwards for President; I support him for three reasons: (1) Resume. More importantly than just the fact he just served in the Senate, I like that he is a trial lawyer. Why? Because I believe the greatest threat to America is unrestrained corporations, and John Edwards has made his living...and a very good one...taking on the corporations. In court case after court case he has exhibited the backbone and the ability to challenge and to reform corporate greed. (On the other hand, I believe his rival Hillary Clinton is a long-time insider in the corporate class structure; she sold out for power--and campaign $$$--a long time ago. (2) Programs. John Edward's list of policies about healthcare, the working class and collective action against corporate greed reflects my own. (3) Persona. I trust him. Silly as it sounds, I like the look in his eye. Ambitious? Yes. All politicians are. But I believe John Edwards, having been sorely tested by a child's death and his wife's cancer, is fueled by a political fire beyond power.