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I’d like to think he’s been progressive all along. I’d like to think the 2004 run was a time when he had to be just the running mate.
But now that Edwards is sounding all anti-Republican-Lite and anti corporate cronyism, I can’t help but think that the Hegelian dialectic of thesis-antithesis-synthesis is at play…from Dennis Kucinich.
Kucinich’s messages of peace, multilateralism, progressive values and anti-graft…populist among a jaded American public…have been anointed by ABC’s recent attempts to censor his airtime.
The messages are resonating and Edwards is sliding left to pull them to the media-designated top tier of candidates, perhaps only as a wedge to use against more establishment Democrats like Clinton and Obama.
Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but not when you’re running for president, I think.
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