Ice Cream Hippie Endorses John Edwards

From AOL News:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – John Edwards’ latest endorsement was sweet.

Caucus4Priorities, a group headed by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, backed the Democratic presidential candidate on Friday. The group, dedicated to cutting wasteful Pentagon spending, says it has 10,000 Iowa members who promise to vote for Edwards in the Jan. 3 caucuses.

Cohen, chairman of the Iowa organization and founder of the national Priorities Action Fund, joined Edwards at a news conference to announce his endorsement.

He said the next president needs to cast off “obsolete weapons from a bygone era that do nothing to protect us from today’s threats.”

“Our politicians in Washington have neither the spine nor the whit to make these choices, and the people who end up paying the price are our kids,” Cohen said. “Well, the jig is up, and Iowa is leading the change.”

Edwards will do whatever it takes to keep the country safe, but he won’t do it at the expense of other priorities, Cohen said.

Mark that under the “Reasons not to vote for John Edwards” file.