Yes, John Edwards, the man who has pulled himself out of the first America into the second America will announce his candidacy officially on Thursday.
I make light of his 2004 slogan touting his “Two Americas” idealism about the rich and the poor in his eyes.
From his 2004 stump speech:
“Today, under George W. Bush, there are two Americas, not one: One America that does the work, another that reaps the reward. One America that pays the taxes, another America that gets the tax breaks. One America – middle-class America – whose needs Washington has long forgotten, another America – narrow-interest America – whose every wish is Washington’s command. One America that is struggling to get by, another America that can buy anything it wants, even a Congress and a president.”
Edwards hasn’t officially endorsed class warfare as his campaign vehicle for the 2008 campaign however I believe actions speak louder than words. Choosing to announce his candidacy on Thursday from the 9th ward in New Orleans says it all. After all, he could have chosen to announce it from a courtroom where he made his fortune suing companies based on junk science.
What better way to unite people than falsely telling them they’re being screwed by another group of people. It’s the “uniter, not a divider” method.
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