John Edwards will drown in the GOP noise machine
by srolle, Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 01:51:29 PM EST
John Edwards made his money by suing people. I know he generally sued on behalf of sympathetic people, but that is immaterial for most Americans. Trial lawyers are such an unpopular group, and suing is such an unpopular solution, that the GOP slander campaign will drown him out. If you don't hear the counter argument from Edwards, the case sounds pretty believable. A profiteer sued people and then took a cut for himself at the expense of his clients. He doesn't care about hard work, he just tries to make a quick buck. We generally here both sides of the political banter, but most of America ignores the counter-points and any nuances. They will further use his past to make his emotional appeals untrustworthy.
Here is a list of his cases:
Too many of these sounds like lawsuits that blame someone else for personal responsibility...imagine the commercial. We didn't hear it this time, because Edwards was only the veep.
38 year old commits suicide. John Edawrds sues psychiartrist. John Edwards collects over $500,000.
Man is injured after mishandling a package. John Edwards sues delivery company. John Edwards collects $750,000.
Delivery goes wrong. John Edwards sues because doctor didnt do a c-section. John Edwards collects over $1,500,000.
Girl injured by pool drain. John Edwards sues over lack of warning labels. John Edwards collects $6,250,000.
John Edwards, when there's people suffering, he's driving them to the court house.
2) He's a populist -
Populism is dead in America. Textiles are a dying industry and everyone knows it. People are worried about protecting jobs in new and developing fields, but blanket protectionism is a loser. Free trade is popular in America, and free trade with levelled playing fields is even more popular. Edward's protectionism is not, and his message will not play outside of the union vote. More people in America buy clothes than make them. People care about prices at Wal-mart more than saving dead industries. Edwards will be crucified on a cross of gold.
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