Thursday, March 01, 2007

Edwards' Mea Culpa Campaign

Talk about making lemonade: John Edwards is now telling reporters he is “proud” to admit his mistake in voting for the Iraq war in 2002.

In fact, admitting the mistake has become the central theme of his campaign. Running on a platform of “honesty, openness and decency,” Edwards says “There is not a single voter in America who doesn’t understand their president is human, and their president will sometimes make mistakes.”

Edwards reminds me of how Geraldo Rivera described the secret of his success: “It’s all about sincerity. Anybody can fake being sincere for five minutes.”

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