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Monday, September 03, 2007


That's what is needed for John Edwards. He got two big shots today: backing from the United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America. He needed this and I hope it gives his presidential campaign a big boost.

The union workers, throughout the country, were having a hard time (and some still are) putting their support into Edwards. Not because they did not like him but because overall, they do. He's been campaigning amongst labor unions and winning them over with his 'work within the trenches' attitude. But there is a fear of supporting someone like him -- the one they want to win -- when they feel like he really has no chance of winning.

I feel the same way and am just hoping that America listens really close to what everyone has to say.

Edwards by and large is the only one speaking to me and the blue collars of America. He wants the poor to make more money, the middle class to make more money, and screw the tax breaks the rich have been receiving.

Universal healthcare, for god's sake! Skeptical? Sure! So am I! But what the hell? Give this man a shot. Better than what we've had for the past seven years. I'm not sure if our next elected official can clean up the mess that our current administration has put us in, but I am willing to give Edwards a try.


  1. You are so right. I hate how the media has written him off. Thanks for a nice rundown on the logic behind your support.

  2. Thanks David. It's nice to hear I'm not alone. It was a really *if* as to whether he'd get this endorsment, so at least there are others willing to take a chance on this guy.