The News and Observer (4-4-06) reports the ‘buzz’ in Washington is that John Edwards is running second in the Democratic race for President – behind Hillary Clinton. According to the Washington Newsletter Hotline, Edwards is “the only major candidate who seems comfortable going to Hillary’s left.”
I didn’t know there was such a place.
Not long ago John Edwards was calling himself a ‘mainstream’ new Democrat – meaning the last thing on earth he wanted to be called was a liberal. And Hillary was the darling of the left.
Now it seems John and Hillary have changed hats. Or, maybe it’s that Edwards couldn’t get elected President (in a Democratic Primary) as a moderate so he’s going to try it as a liberal.
This all goes back to what’s troubling about John Edwards. One day he’s one thing – the next day he’s something else. On Monday, he’s for the war in Iraq. On Tuesday, he’s against it. One day, he’s opposed to taking PAC contributions. The next, he’s flying all over the country in corporate jets to political events.
To reprise an old question, “Where do you stand, John?”