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Friday, January 25, 2008

John Edwards' New York Times Interview

The former NC senator has a forty minute interview in the New York Times' Friday edition about health care and it's dead on. His perspective has so much common sense and thought behind it, Obama's and Clinton's pale in comparison. The most interesting aspect of it is the way he frames the issue making it nearly impossible for the GOP attack machine, the pharmaceutical industry and the insurance lobby to define in terms for their advantage. Edwards uses their own frame of "choice" in a way I'm sure they didn't expect since their meme for the public is choice as well. He takes it and say's fine, you want choice? How's this?

Go read it now. This guy knows how to frame issues in a way he wasn't able to in 2004. His growth as a candidate since his run on the ticket with Kerry has been inpressive to me. I like to imagine what it would be like to watch him grow into the WH job. It's too bad the odds are stacked against him so steeply now.