You just explained in a nutshell why a populist (like FDR) cannot get elected. That is just too bad. Anyone who ever sticks up for the working man is perceived as "an opportunist". The rich oligarchs are laughing their asses off when they hear us poor dumb serfs utter such nonsense.
Oh well, it is hopeless. Anyone who dares to speak out for the working class shouldn't be trusted, and is considered "an opportunist".
WTF. The rich assholes win. I give up. Now I see how they control us. GRRRRRR!
And that brings us to TVNL. We are controlled by the 'information' we get. How much information have we been getting about Edwards? Listening to 'news' makes it sound like a two way race between Obama and Clinton, both having taken large amounts of money from special interests.
Edwards vowed to not do that. He is taking matching funds from the Federal Presidential fund, and small donations. So far that sounds good to me.
He is almost preaching that our country has been taken over by deep pockets of big business and that isn't healthy for the American people, for our country, period. I like the message, but he is being pushed into the background by said big business. Anyone who thinks media isn't big business and isn't funded by big business is fooling him or herself.
Most of our candidates are big business candidates on both sides of the isle. Although Kucinich voted consistantly the right way on any and every issue, he also said he would like Ron Paul to run as his VP. That last part killed it for me--I am now an Edwards person.
Yes, it was Kerry who threw in the towel in '04, not Edwards. He is a fighter and I believe will fight for the people
not business as usual.
Hope springs eternal. But first we have to get him on the ticket--with media blocking him in every way it can.