I wanted to post some good news for John Edwards, such as the endorsement he received from the Fresno Bee. I think it’s fair to say that John’s outstanding performance at Monday nights debate has really helped put him back in the race and it’s my hope he gets more media attention that he deserves. John also appeared on the David Letterman show and was fantastic (Youtube clip behind the cut)!
While Hillary and Barack traded barbs during the debate, John stood by and listened and then interrupted to make the most important point of the night. See for yourself.
That’s right John, it’s not personal and it’s not just about the candidates on the stage. Edwards managed to stick to the issues through out the whole debate and even though he did receive the least amount of talking time he made the most impact according to CNN’s focus group.
John Edwards was the first to release a stimulus package to help deal with the current economic issues facing America. Orange County is painfully familiar with the impact of the bursting of the housing bubble and the effect of higher gas prices. This “crisis” will not go away and many economists think it’s just going to get worse. This is why it’s important to recognize that John Edwards has been talking about the economic inequalities that are rampant and at the heart of our economys current condition. And to top it off the Fresno Bee has endorsed John Edwards in these words, “Edwards best for Dems Ã¢â‚¬â€ He has led way in offering solutions to nation’s economic problems.”
Edwards has been running behind Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama in the early primary and caucus states, and we recognize that he needs to do better if he is going to have a chance of winning the nomination. We believe that Edwards has the opportunity to do well in the upcoming states as his message of hope begins to be heard.
Edwards has been out in front in offering solutions to the nation’s economic problems, even before the administration realized the depth of the current crisis. His plan includes a $25 billion economic package that would invest in clean energy, expand unemployment benefits, help states that are cash-strapped and establish a “home rescue fund” to keep homes out of foreclosure. His plan could grow to $100 billion if the economy doesn’t turn around.
We supported Edwards four years ago in the Democratic primary because he offered a real opportunity to bridge a nation that has been divided along class lines. That need has only increased under the current administration, and we think Edwards, with his populist message, offers a change for the better.
So I’m asking for Orange County voters to give John another look or a first look at John Edwards, for many of us he’s still in it and we just hope he will get enough coverage to make his case to the voters, that’s all I ask.
And on a lighter note, John made appeared on the Letterman Show last night to display his great sense of humor. I loved that after the Nevada Caucuses and his rather dismal showing he told reporters that it’s a good thing that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”.