Edwards for President
Maybe. I'm still perusing my options as more candidates get into the race but I admit that John Edwards, more than any other candidate has perked my interest and raised issues that need to be addressed.
Edwards focus on poverty, first as director of the UNC's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, and now as presidential candidate is refreshing. I can't remember a time in my life when poverty has been put on the agenda by a presidential candidate.
And the clarity that he uses in speaking against the war sets him apart. His speech at Riverside Church, where he called on congress to deny funds for an escalation, stood in stark contrast to other candidates who are still searching for a position on Iraq.
Along with the use of torture, poverty and the war strike me as the key moral issues of today. How a candidate stands on them and if they are willing to challenge this administration on them ought to be key in deciding our next president.