Tuesday, January 02, 2007

John Edwards In a Nutshell Two Nutshells

This piece in the New Hampshire Union Leader pretty much tells you all you need to know about the one-time senator and VP candidate.

Instead if of two Americas, it is as if there are two John Edwards. One believes in personal responsibility and the general incompetence of Washington; the other believes in government competence and the general inability of individuals to help themselves. Individualist Edwards waxes poetic about the greatness American individuals can achieve if Washington gets out of the way, while Collectivist Edwards offers a massive nanny state to care for the people, who are merely victims of an unfair social system they are powerless to correct on their own.

As they say, RTWT.

And, let there be no doubt which of the two John Edwards is the more dominant of the pair, and which is the "smoke n' mirrors" version, designed solely to mislead the misinformed.