Takes on Obama in bid to project himself as alternative to Clinton--John Edwards, who long has found common cause with Barack Obama in portraying Hillary Clinton as a defender of the Washington status quo, is now trying to distinguish himself from Obama by saying the Illinois senator lacks the toughness to upend the Washington order.Barack Obama
The suggestion that Edwards has the passion to lead an uprising while Obama offers mere uplift offers a new anti-intellectual tilt to the durable populism at the core of Edwards's appeal.
"It's a working people's message," said Dave Nagle, a former Democratic congressman remaining neutral.
"He's not being a nice guy about it this time, but it's still the same message."
Monday, December 24, 2007
"In shifting race, Edwards aims for the gut"