January 12, 2008

This morning on CNN's Late Edition, The Beard uses a hit piece by the Washington Post's Dan Balz to show how some people see John Edwards as an angry, partisan and divisive candidate who has angered many Democrats.

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To be honest, I'm happy with all the Democratic candidates we've had to chose from and I'm ecstatic about the huge number of Democrats who have shown up so far to vote this primary season -- but Edwards has gotten the shaft from the media and is not well liked by the wealthy elite who own them, so it's not surprising to see him being attacked for his populist message. There has been a growing chorus of pundits referring to Edwards as a possible "Kingmaker," giving his delegates to Obama at the end of the primary season, but it doesn't appear that's even a consideration for him. Edwards handles the angry accusations exactly the way you'd expect him to:

Edwards:"...What I have said, and I stand by it and I believe it, is there are very well financed, entrenched interests in Washington that stand between America and the progress that needs to be made. And until we have a president who's willing to take those interests on, nothing will change..."

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