Yesterday, I posted that former North Carolina Democrat senator John Edwards had a vacant mind since he denounced the War Against Terror as some kind of Bush administration gimmickry. There was a good reason for that analysis, but I can not take all the credit for it.
Former John Kerry campaign staffer Bob Shrum has written a devastating book http://www.tnr.com, http://washpost.com that says, among other things that Mr. Edwards is "a Clinton who hadn't read the books." and recounts other tasty tidbits that essentially says that Mr. Edwards will repeat stories every time as if it was the first time he had told that person the story, and what I think is devastating for a liberal Democrat.
According to Mr. Shrum, he had asked Mr. Edwards his view on gay rights and Mr. Edwards answered "I don't feel comfortable around those people." and then, according to Mr. Shrum, Mr. Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, piped up to say that what Mr. Edwards said was not right.
Now, I don't want to say what is really in Mr. Edwards heart, that is between him and God, but to say what he said about gay and lesbians, had it been said by anyone on the right, would have been roundly condemned and rightly so because what does it mean one is not comfortable around gay and lesbian people? Does Mr. Edwards think that some gay man is going to hit up on him? I mean, blogger Andrew Sullivan has said how cute he is. Is Mr. Edwards that vain and unsure about his sexuality?
The irony is that a liberal Democrat can do and say whatever they want, as long as they say the right things to fellow travelling lefties. I mean, William Jefferson Clinton apparently is a serial sexual harasser, but because he says and does all the things that the feminist crowds wants, they don't seem to care.
Also, according to Mr. Shrum, Mr. Edwards will say whatever it takes and has basically no core.
I think that if the Democrat party wants a serious candidate to be their nominee for president, they will have to look away from this charlatan and look to serious people. In the earlier post regarding Mr. Edwards, I noted that New Mexico governor Bill Richardson would be a great choice. But, I am afraid that the Dems will go for as far to the fringe without falling off the cliff and that leaves Sen. Hilary Clinton (D-New York), Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) and this creepy ambulance chaser, John Edwards. What a rouge gallery that is!