Feb 8, 2007

John Edwards: Phony

Gerard Baker:
So less than a decade since he won election to the Senate as the favorite son of the Carolinas, John Edwards' transformation is complete. From the scion of the South, the Democrat in touch with the voters of Dixie, to the screeching anti-war, anti-free-market liberal, whose campaign blogger-in-chief crudely mocks religious beliefs and crassly panders to racial prejudices.

The man who was catapulted from obscurity to the front line of American politics because he sounded like Jimmy Carter and seemed to think like Bill Clinton is hoping to win the presidency on a platform borrowed from George McGovern.

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