January 30, 2008

"He Mined Turds, Jon!"

News Item: Edwards to end presidential bid

Let this be a lesson: No matter how good it sounds, and no matter how intuitive it is to believe in it, pure economic populism just plain doesn't win in America, especially not at the presidential level. But I still don't think we've seen the last of Edwards. Attorney General in an Obama Administration, perhaps?

I was never an Edwards supporter, but I don't have the revulsion with him that some others do. And, political futility aside, what's so hateable about a rich guy who cares about the poor? Isn't that better than being a rich guy who doesn't care about the poor?

My other problem with Edwards: I could never hear his "son of a millworker" speech without being instantly reminded of Stephen Colbert's "son of a turd miner, grandson of a goat-ball licker" riff, quite possibly the funniest thing ever broadcast on "The Daily Show."

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 30, 2008 03:06 PM

First off, Edwards' ideas would have worked if it wasn't for the biased media getting all excited about having a woman or black dude for president. Second, he didn't start out rich in life (like Obama). I have no problem with a middle class guy who worked his way to become rich. Anyways, I'm supporting Bloomberg for now until VP pics but yeah, Edwards would be a good AG.

Posted by: A at January 30, 2008 05:58 PM

Attorney General Trial Lawyer? Just shoot me now.

Posted by: Dave J at January 30, 2008 08:28 PM

"Edwards would be a good AG"

Yeah, and Kucinich would make a great Secretary of Peace. Line me up next to Dave J so you only have to use 1 bullet.

Posted by: DBrooks at January 30, 2008 11:23 PM
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