Thursday, December 28, 2006
Edwards For President
If not John, then how about Elizabeth? Check out her comments over at her hubby's latest Kos diary, here:
Prove you are leaving by actually leaving What John has said is that we keep saying we are not planning on staying, we keep saying that we will go when "the job is done," but no one believes us. The way to prove that we are leaving is to actually leave: he has said for some time that the US should immediately withdraw 40,000-50,000 troops and that the President should ask the military commanders to draw up a plan to remove all the troops within a set period.And here:
Which is why John is in favor of public financing In a similar vein, John came out against legacy admissions to colleges and he did so for the same reason. We say that we are a nation of equality but then we allow systems to be in place that protect the wealthy and powerful, who are precisely the people who are already best positioned to protect themselves. Public financing and family-blind admissions have the same goal: everyone has a shot.And here:
Our moral leadership When John was in China, he tried to talk to Chinese officials about continuing human rights abuses. The response from the Chinese was that they weren't interested in being lectured by the country responsible for Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. John has repeatedly said that one of the most important things we need to do is to reestablish our moral leadership in the world, which obviously entails cleaning our own house first. As for whether John will stand up against powerful interests, I think his whole life speaks to that. And his refusal to take any lobbyist or PAC money at any time is an indication that he won't be bought by those interests at any price.Yes, Elizabeth Edwards hangs out with bloggers. She's a fixture over at http://blog.oneamericacommittee.com, too. Oh, and her husband has a few things to say as well.
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