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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Political Money Could Dilute Edwards’ Populist Message
– John Edwards has tried to set his 2008 presidential candidacy apart from the pack by highlighting poverty and criticizing corporate power, but the North Carolina Democrat in recent years has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from individuals working for the tobacco, pharmaceutical, oil and other sectors...


  • My brother is a VP for a fortune 500 company and supports John Edwards. You think it is impossible to have worked your way to the top AND be progressive on the issues?

    By Blogger Robert P, at 5:32 AM  

  • Another hit piece. There are so many ways to tear this down it is pathetic. People donated to the Edwards campaign. Unfortunately, in order to run a successful presidential campaign, you need to have money. If these top executives and others want to donate to Edwards, that is there perogative. However, Edwards will still follow his moral compass, not his pocket book, and if they have an issue with that, then they don't have to give his campaign money. Not in any election has Edwards taken money from PACs, and while this piece likes to hit Edwards, perhaps they can comment on how Obama proudly declares that he doesn't take PAC and lobyist money but will instead call the lobyists spouses and ask them to donate instead.

    For once, I would like it if the media could focus on issues and what matters in regards to the future of this nation than what they might think could be potential scandals that would sell their product, be it papers or airwave coverage.

    Another thing, one "expert" in the story said, and I quote, "Still, the money issue could follow Edwards throughout his latest campaign, said Tripp Baird, a partner with the Republican firm of Watts Consulting in Washington.

    "There is certainly a clear and bright line contradicting his campaign rhetoric with his campaign collections," Baird told Cybercast News Service. "It would be like [GOP presidential candidate and Kansas Sen.] Sam Brownback saying 'I'm against abortion' then taking money from NARAL and Planned Parenthood." The problem with this example - Edwards didn't take money from the organizations, he accepted donations from INDIVIDUALS. If some secretary from some Planned Parenthood wants to donate to Brownback, that is there perogative. In the end, though, does it really matter? Let's focus on the issues and educate America. Why is it that people are more interested in what is happening with Paris Hilton than what is happening in Iraq. Our country is on the wrong track, and it is our own individual responsibility to get it back on track.

    By Blogger Bryce, at 8:11 AM  

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