Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A revealing quote

Elizabeth Edwards is serving the role that a vice presidential candidate often does - being the attack dog while the candidate himself tries to rise above such negativity. She gave an interview to the Progressive Magazine and had this attack on Obama.
"Sometimes it seems we have these beliefs but it turns out it's like a Hollywood set: It's a facade and there's no guts behind it," Mrs. Edwards asserts in the interview, "You listen to the language of what people say, particularly Obama, who seems to be using a lot of John's 2004 language, which is maybe not surprisingly since one of his speechwriters was one of our speechwriters, his media guy was our media guy. These people know John's mantra as well as anybody could know it."
Is she giving credit to Edwards' speechwriters for his facade? Is she saying that all these guys are just the creation of their speechwriters and media guys? It's what many of us think about certain politicians, but rarely do their wives come out and say so.

I know that she would say that this is the real John Edwards and that Obama is the fake. Somehow, I don't think that it will be a winning strategy for the Edwards campaign to be taking all these swipes at his opponents in the Democratic race. Remember when the big appeal for Edwards in 2004 was that he was positive and didn't criticize his competitors. I guess they have given up on that tactic. Perhaps it was all a facade....