Tuesday, January 30, 2007
One knows a presidential campaign is underway as soon as character assassination appears. Still, it's tone deaf of this candidate to flaunt such a big house while maintaining he is a man of the people. It leaves an opening for his opponents to exploit, and they are doing so already. It would have been far better PR to hold off building the house until one was sure of a shot at the nomination.
This is not character assination. It is pointing out two facts: John Edwards has a ranch; John Edwards employs accountants to minimize tax obligations. When a man makes his political career the way Edwards does, it is perfectly legitimate to point out obvious, 100 percent factual hypocrisies. It is not negative campaigning. It is pointing out fact, something we should appreciate instead of shun.