Sunday, April 27, 2008

Elizabeth Edwards on the Media and the Election

Photo from Time

The New York Times has a great editorial up by Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Presidential candidate, John Edwards. She's quite a classy lady, and evidently smart too. She'd certainly have made a great first lady.

I had the opportunity to see them both here in Las Vegas, at one of the very early Democratic forums. Unfortunately, this was only a day or so after Mrs. Edwards' illness had been reported in the press. While Mr. Edwards was on stage, most of the cameras were on her. I felt a little sorry for her, but she handled it with poise and dignity. Yep, classy.


Bowling 1, Health Care 0
by Elizabeth Edwards

FOR the last month, news media attention was focused on Pennsylvania and its Democratic primary. Given the gargantuan effort, what did we learn?

Well, the rancor of the campaign was covered. The amount of money spent was covered. But in Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the country this political season, the information about the candidates’ priorities, policies and principles — information that voters will need to choose the next president — too often did not make the cut. . .

Read more at: The New York Times

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