HE'S NO JOHN F. KENNEDY!
Presidential candidate John Edwards in speaking to a Labor group, called on Americans to sacrifice. Certainly a noble thing to suggest, as President Kennedy famously remarked, "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". President Kennedy, although I am no fan of his Presidency, had the credibility to call on his country to sacrifice. He had served and even performed heroically in battle during WWII. He sacrificed his body and even lost more than one loved one in that war. So when he called on his nation to sacrifice, to give, he was a credible spokesman that had earned the right to make that call.
Edwards on the other hand has no such credibility, or right. This man, who has no chance, thankfully, to be President, is calling for sacrifice. In his appearance before a Labor group he actually called for people to stop driving SUV's. I kid you not, and give you the following from the wires;
"I think Americans are actually willing to sacrifice," Edwards said Tuesday during a forum held by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. "One of the things they should be asked to do is drive more fuel efficient vehicles."
The former North Carolina senator was asked specifically if he would tell them to give up their SUVs, he said, "Yes."
This is a man who lives in a 28,000 square foot home! I have blogged about this before, but does anyone see the slight problem here? Edwards calling for this type of sacrifice is akin to Michael Vick calling for people to treat their animals better. The hypocrisy is laughable, yet Edwards somehow believes he is to be taken serious. It is simply an example of how delusional these candidates can become when all they are surrounded by are their kool-aid drinking supporters. What will Edwards call for us to sacrifice next, hair cuts?
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