This is what I want to hear from my candidate in the fight for the Democratic nomination. Today John Edwards let the truth rip like the raw winds of November as he took on Hillary Clinton. These are the words he was to deliver in Iowa this afternoon.
We need Edwards now more than ever.
“How many troops will she withdraw, and when will she withdraw them?” Edwards will ask. “All she’s said is that she will meet with her generals within two months of taking office. That’s not a plan. That’s not even a real promise. It’s the promise of a planning meeting. … Senator Clinton is voting like a hawk in Washington, while talking like a dove in Iowa and New Hampshire. One of her advisors told the New York Times that was because she was shifting from primary mode to general election mode. Well, we only need one mode from our president – tell the truth mode all the time.”
“The candidate who has raised the most money from the health industry – the insurance companies and the drug companies – is not a Republican. It is a Democrat,” Edwards will say. “And actually, this one is most startling to me, the candidate who has raised the most from the defense industry is not a Republican. It is a Democrat. And all those descriptions fit the same candidate – they’re all Senator Clinton. If you actually believe that the system doesn’t work and we have to change it, then you can’t sit at a table with the people who are giving you that kind of money and negotiate at arm’s length,” he will say.