Friday, December 29, 2006

John Edwards announces candidacy.

John Edwards was the latest to announce his intentions to be the poor sap who gets thumped by Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama Democratic candidate for President in 2008.

Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards jumped into the presidential race Wednesday, a day earlier than he had planned.

The 53-year-old North Carolina Democrat's campaign website accidentally announced his intentions online. He had planned to announce his presidential bid today using New Orleans as a backdrop.

Making the big announcement at the site of one of the largest US natural disasters in quite some time? A rather inauspicious omen I would say.

Edwards' website features some of his expected campaign themes.

"This campaign is about changing America," the website read, listing five priorities that fit neatly with Edwards' message of economic equality.

Did the website specify which one of the two Americas he plans on changing?

The son of a textile mill worker,….

Whoa, whoa!! His Dad worked in a mill? Why has this never been mentioned before?

……Edwards has been on a fast track most of his life despite his up-by-the-bootstraps roots. A standout law student who became a stunningly successful trial lawyer,….

…who manipulated jurors' emotions by claiming a baby stricken with cerebral palsy spoke through him.

…..Edwards vaulted from nowhere politically into the U.S. Senate and then onto the 2004 Democratic presidential ticket -- all in less than six years.

Edwards launched a bid for the Democratic nomination in 2003 and quickly caught the eye of Democratic strategists. His handsome, youthful appearance also gave him a measure of star quality. Those were among the qualities that led Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 standard bearer, to select Edwards as his running mate.

As Jerry Seinfeld once said: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”


MR said...

I think Edwards is great but I just don't know what has changed since 2004 except that he is two years older. The more I think about the Dems in 2008, the more I think the nomination is Al Gore's to lose: he was robbed in 2000, has been consistently right on Iraq (unlike Hillary), and will not have a problem with either cash or name recognition... I wrote a story on this at

Brad Carlson said...

The more I think about the Dems in 2008, the more I think the nomination is Al Gore's to lose.

You have GOT to be kidding. Have you seen any of Gore's speeches over the past few years? He's become an unhinged lunatic. Video footage of those insane rants will be shown constantly if he runs in '08.

Gore also went on the record a few years ago saying he would not run. That too wil be thrown back in his face.