Thursday, May 15, 2008

Silky has Hope

Will the endorsement of a smarmy trial lawyer make a difference?
At a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday evening, John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama, who was on the stage with him, to be the Democratic nominee for president.
Sounding a theme of a nation divided into parts by walls, Mr. Edwards said, "The reason I am here tonight is that Democratic voters in America have made their choice and so have I."
Mr. Edwards then went on to say, "There is one man who knows in his heart that it is time to tear down that wall and make one America, Barack Obama."
What a phenomenally stupid thing to say. In a nation of 300 million people, there is only one man who has this great truth "in his heart"?

Eh, who cares? Edwards' value to Obama is that Edwards had been Kerry's running mate in 2004 and was the third leading candidate in the primaries this year. Edwards has made a career pushing logical fallacies with emotional resonance, and his latest expedition into incoherence won't bother Obama.

However, Edwards has 16 pledged delegates who could help move Obama that much closer to the nomination.

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