I've been a John Edwards fan in the past. I might even be one in the future. However, right now I have a big problem with Edwards. If he wanted to, he could be a strong voice of opposition to BushCo. The problem is, he wants to keep it on the down low until Iowa. Here is matt Stoller on the topic: Now I like John Edwards. He's a smart, thoughtful, nice guy. But he's also extremely cautious and in the firm grip of Beltway-itis. His appearance on Meet the Press, where he refused to bring up Bush's lies on Katrina, is a case in point. John Edwards is going to run for President, and if he does not start to make a case for why he is a different type of candidate, he will not even make a dent in the field. He will be the Bob Graham of 2004. His instincts are cautious, excessively so.
John Edwards has greatness in him, the possiblity of becoming a transformative American figure. But it's just potential right now, completely unrealized, and I see no indication that he is serious about realizing it.
Via Mydd.com by Matt Stoller, Sun Mar 05, 2006 at 08:22:43 PM EST