John Edwards, feeling the pressure of getting lost in the shuffle of everyone, including people we don't even know, declaring their candidacy for the President of the United States, has decided to move farther to the left.
Specifically, he is trying to capitalize on all of the propaganda perpetrated by the liberal media, hoping that taking a provocative stand on the Iraq War and pushing for health care that leans more towards social medicine, will help him emerge from the pack as a leading candidate.
Edwards is calling for a complete withdrawal from Iraq within 18 months, challenging his rivals to confront Bush more directly.
His health plan ideas, which hopes to bring care to those who can't afford it (a group I was a member of for eight years, only beginning to pay for coverage through my paycheck when my hospital bills became more than what it would cost for insurance, and as VA cut back, less than a year ago - - we've had to tighten our belts, and I've had to search for additional incomes, but we're pulling it off, proving with a little elbow grease it can be done), will include raising taxes on the higher income brackets, making them pay for the additional $120 million per year.
The article I read said that this move was in hopes to shed his moderate image (funny, I've always seen him as a far left bottom feeder myself), so that he may offer himself as more electable and more authentic than Hillary (as if Hillary has any authenticity).
He also wants everyone to see him as more experienced than Obama. Fact is, everyone knows that Obama is the least experienced one out there, but what does it matter? They are all still a bunch of jackasses - - - er, um, donkeys, er um, Democrats.
Oh, and Rudy Guiliani has proclaimed himself a candidate for the Republican ticket.
Personally, I secretly wish that Dick Cheney or Newt Gingrich would decide to run.