Within the Democratic primary, I’ve never paid too much attention to Edwards. I’ve always agreed with what I’ve heard of his positions but I assumed he’d get crushed by Hillary or Obama. Now I think he’s starting to distance himself from those two and while it’s risky there is a chance it could pay off. I think a lot of Americans really are hungry for some kind of real change.
This is from a recent Edwards speech:
“Real change starts with being honest — the system in Washington is rigged and our government is broken. It’s rigged by greedy corporate powers to protect corporate profits. It’s rigged by the very wealthy to ensure they become even wealthier. At the end of the day, it’s rigged by all those who benefit from the established order of things. For them, more of the same means more money and more power. They’ll do anything they can to keep things just the way they are — not for the country, but for themselves.
[The system is] controlled by big corporations, the lobbyists they hire to protect their bottom line and the politicians who curry their favor and carry their water. And it’s perpetuated by a media that too often fawns over the establishment, but fails to seriously cover the challenges we face or the solutions being proposed. This is the game of American politics and in this game, the interests of regular Americans don’t stand a chance.”
An article on the speech can be found here: Edwards Goes After the ‘Corporate Democrats’ — Is This a Turning Point for His Campaign?