Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm Just Callous Enough To Polticize Elizabeth Edwards

I think this works greatly in favor for Edwards, at least for the time being.

I for one have been a big supporter of Edwards' causes and appreciate the fact that he is the most proposal-oriented candidate. He has announced positions on most issues while the other candidates have used rhetoric.

That said, he's so perfectly manicured, that I find myself questioning his sincerity at times. There is no questioning his sincerity about Elizabeth or about their commitment to making a change. All of a sudden, he seems a lot more earnest than I had given him credit for. Unfortunately, it was this horrible news that made him seem more human. I think other people will be hard pressed not to see him in a different light.

Additionally, if he does it the right way, Elizabeth's suffering can be used to talk about many medical issues that this country wants to discuss: stem cell, cancer research, and universal healthcare. Again, this is an opportunity raised from this bad event.

Paradoxically, I am concerned by the prospect of Elizabeth being mortally ill while Edwards is president. If her health starts to deteriorate, I imagine this concern will occur to many other citizens.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr. Finkel's view on Edwards' issue stances. On the other hand, I do not think Elizabeth's illness nor possible death should impact a citizen's vote. I have confidence in his strength to overcome and deal with a tragedy, even the death of his wife.

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