Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sad about John Edwards

I didn't even get a chance to vote for him in the primary. Voted for him four years ago.


Anonymous said...

made me sad, too

Glad I didn't vote early

Namowal (Jennifer Bourne) said...

My dad and I got into a big debate about John Edwards yesterday- I mentioned I agreed with some of his positions and he dubbed me a "flaming liberal". He went on to dismiss Edwards as "a sleazy trial lawyer" and an "ambulance chaser."
Never mind that some of these lawsuits involved medical screw ups (a big pet peeve of his).
I don't consider myself a liberal or a conservative, but it drives me crazy when people use oversimplfied arguments like "so and so is just a [insert insult here]"

Sally said...

Namowal, I know exactly what you're talking about. I've heard those very words from family members.

A few debates ago, I liked the honest way Edwards answered a question, "What was the worst advice you ever gave someone?" He thought about it a beat and said one time he was representing a client against a big corporation who offered a settlement, and the client said, "Should we take it?" and he said "no." Then they lost the case.

The other two candidates scrambled around the question turning it into a whole different question, esp. Hillary. But Edwards was honestly telling about himself.

He seems like a really decent and smart guy to me.