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Edwards: Wealth Doesn't Hurt Credibility
Breitbart.com ^ | 5/7/07 | Mike Glover

Posted on 05/07/2007 10:05:38 AM PDT by redstates4ever

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday it's silly to suggest that his wealth and expensive tastes have hurt his credibility as an advocate for the poor. "Would it have been better if I had done well and didn't care?" Edwards asked.

Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt and Bobby Kennedy.

"You could see and feel the empathy they had," said Edwards, speaking from his home in North Carolina during an interview on Iowa Public Radio. (snip)

His credibility on the issue has been challenged by critics who point to his 28,000-square-foot home in North Carolina and his $400 haircuts. He rejected the criticism, saying a look at history shows that personal wealth doesn't disqualify people from advocating for the poor.

"It feels a little silly to me," Edwards said. "This is an issue I care deeply about."

Edwards is the son of a mill worker who achieved wealth as a trial lawyer.

The mission of his campaign is to ensure that all Americans have a chance for such success, he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: channelsdeadchildren; channelsjesus; edwards2008; lyingliar
"The mission of his campaign is to ensure that all Americans have a chance for such success, he said."

Spoken like a good little Socialist.

Hel-loooo, Edwards, all Americans DO have a chance for success. The main reason why is because we are not a Socialist nation!

1 posted on 05/07/2007 10:05:40 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

“Edwards: Wealth doesn’t hurt credibility”

Yea, but being a scum bag lawyer sure didn’t help.


2 posted on 05/07/2007 10:07:41 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: redstates4ever
Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt and Bobby Kennedy.

Yeah, but I'm betting that neither of those guys spent more than $25 on a haircut. ....even adjusted for inflation.

3 posted on 05/07/2007 10:07:51 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: redstates4ever

Poor guy, it must be the haircuts and private jets that give Breck boy the bad rep.


4 posted on 05/07/2007 10:08:18 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: redstates4ever
Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt

FDR's socialism has probably hurt the poor more than anything else in American history.

5 posted on 05/07/2007 10:10:21 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: redstates4ever

“It feels a little silly to me,” Edwards said. “This is an issue I care deeply about.”


Well then Johnnie, I guess you’re just a silly little boy, then.


6 posted on 05/07/2007 10:10:31 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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EDWARDS’ DAD WAS NOT A MILL WORKER. HE WAS A MILL MANAGER. WHY CAN’T THE BRAINDEAD MEDIA NOTE THIS?

Its like calling a doctor a “medical worker”.


7 posted on 05/07/2007 10:12:40 AM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: redstates4ever

It doesn’t hurt your credibility when you have NONE to begin with.


8 posted on 05/07/2007 10:14:56 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: redstates4ever
Edwards: Wealth Doesn't Hurt Credibility

His wife doesn't hurt his credibility as a faggot.(I will check into rehab as soon as this gets pulled)

9 posted on 05/07/2007 10:15:33 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: redstates4ever

It’s damn easy to holler about the “Two Americas” from the porch of your 28,000 square foot mansion isn’t it Hair Helmet?


10 posted on 05/07/2007 10:16:22 AM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt and Bobby Kennedy.

That's a good one. Ted Kennedy fights for keeping the Estate Tax but his brother JFK's estate (which was finally distributed upon the death of Jackie) was far far far undervalued when you consider the auction prices that his trinkets were "worth".

11 posted on 05/07/2007 10:16:45 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: redstates4ever
"Wealth Doesn't Hurt Credibility"

Of course not. Big Buck$ from tobacco companies is all the rage...
and John Edwards personally got the lions share of it.
12 posted on 05/07/2007 10:19:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: redstates4ever

Honest work for an honest dollar.

Oops, I guess that doesn’t apply to ambulance chasers.


13 posted on 05/07/2007 10:21:51 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: redstates4ever

if mr. edwards wants to feel noble, he should give everything he owns to the “poor”. he should then keep working until he drops, giving everything over as he toils.

until then, i would ask mr. edwards and his socialist cohorts to please keep his/their hands out of my pockets,
thank you very much.

(why don’t they just stand up and declare what they are rather than beating around the bush, playing mind games? uh, forgot. communist insurgents always operate that way.)


14 posted on 05/07/2007 10:22:33 AM PDT by ripley
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To: caver

“Edwards is the son of a mill worker” Its amazing the Edwards never mentions this. Its like J Forbes Kerry never mentioning he was in Vietnam.


15 posted on 05/07/2007 10:22:39 AM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: redstates4ever
"You could see and feel the empathy they had,"

Yeah - with other people's money.

16 posted on 05/07/2007 10:23:41 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: redstates4ever

Its not Johnnies money thats the problem.

Its Johnny.

Duh.


17 posted on 05/07/2007 10:23:45 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: redstates4ever

How about the fact that he got it by chasing ambulances?


18 posted on 05/07/2007 10:25:14 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: redstates4ever
Wealth doesn't hurt credibility

It most certainly does when the foundation of your campaign is the phrase "two Americas".

19 posted on 05/07/2007 10:26:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Badeye; redstates4ever
Its not Johnnies money thats the problem. Its Johnny

Definitely the wrong John


20 posted on 05/07/2007 10:28:50 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: Lady Jag

Careful, he’s touchy about his looks, and a ambulance chasing trial lawyer, he could sue for damage to his ego....(chuckle)


21 posted on 05/07/2007 10:31:09 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: redstates4ever

ooohh i get it the “two America’s” is OK then? LOL


22 posted on 05/07/2007 10:33:36 AM PDT by TheBethsterNH (...in Northern Massachusetts, formerly known as New Hampshire.)
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To: Badeye

Watch what you say. John paid dearly for that toilet seat. That’s why he needs to be president, he wants to milk the masses.


23 posted on 05/07/2007 10:37:35 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: Lady Jag

(chuckle)


24 posted on 05/07/2007 10:38:26 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: Gay State Conservative
“Wealth doesn’t hurt credibility
It most certainly does when the foundation of your campaign is the phrase “two Americas”.”

You nailed it. He’s a disgusting hypocrite. He’s right from the Bill Clinton mold. A hugely egotistical person with delusions of grandeur. I would like to ask him to explain why it is fair that he keep money that he received through false claims regarding cerebral palsy. The Cerebral Palsy foundation recognizes that the original premise that CP is caused by birth anoxia is false. Yet Pretty Boy Johnny made bucket loads of money laying the blame on the obstetricians involved, and in at least one trial ‘channeling’ the unborn child’s thoughts about how they were ‘not doing well’ in the womb and ‘needing to come out’.

This is the same SOB that then states how ‘wrong’ it is to pass a ban on partial birth abortion. How about ‘channeling’ the unborn childs thoughts about being partially birthed and then having their brains sucked out, Johnny? He makes me sick.

25 posted on 05/07/2007 10:49:11 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Ya think "Chad" is the name he uses in the gay internet chat rooms?
26 posted on 05/07/2007 11:01:58 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

Space cadet Edwards is right: wealth really doesn’t matter. what does matter though is some dipstick paying $400.00 for a haircut. I don’t care who you are, that one matters!!


27 posted on 05/07/2007 11:27:36 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: redstates4ever
Edwards is the son of a mill worker who achieved wealth as a trial lawyer.

I didn't know his mill worker father was a trial lawyer too.

"Journalists" just don't know how to write, do they?

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 05/07/2007 11:28:32 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: weegee

“It doesn’t hurt your credibility when you have NONE to begin with.”

So true. Yet, why does wealth supposedly only hurt the credibility of Republican and Conservative candidates?


29 posted on 05/07/2007 12:38:33 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: Holicheese

“Edwards is the son of a mill worker”

Hah! Yea, I think I’ve heard that before.


30 posted on 05/08/2007 3:21:17 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: redstates4ever
Presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday it's silly to suggest that his wealth and expensive tastes have hurt his credibility as an advocate for the poor.

No, it's his foppish, condescending, poofter ways that hurt his credibility, not his money.
31 posted on 05/08/2007 3:29:51 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: redstates4ever

Nope! No credibility problem here!

32 posted on 05/08/2007 5:20:56 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: redstates4ever
Ya think "Chad" is the name he uses in the gay internet chat rooms? I think he goes by "Well-hung Chad" (on the internet nobody can tell you are lying).
33 posted on 05/09/2007 7:39:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Go Rudy Go! (And take McCain with you!))
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