Its total nonsense to focus on a guy who paid his bills late. In fact I'll bet that a large majority of folks would sympathize with him.
Look, if people accept a drunk leaving the scene of an accident, they are not going to worry about someone who paid his taxes late. In fact, there are a fair number of Freepers who hate the tax man so badly he would probably get their vote.
Well, thank you.
We'll just have to agree to disagree here. Being late with tax payments thirty times marks Edwards as a serial offender. He has demonstrated contempt for the laws which his constituents, the "little people," are expected to obey. The rules don't apply to him, apparently, because he's too important.
Perhaps more important politically, his hypocrisy will be laid bare for all to see. To date, little focus has fallen upon his $4 million Georgetown home, nor upon his $1 million+ vacation home on a private island. His failure to timely pay taxes on this real estate will not play well with those who struggle to pay taxes on their doublewides, the more so because he fashions himself the champion of "working families." A "Platinum Populist" who seems to view laws as applying only to others will not play well here.
Look, if people accept a drunk leaving the scene of an accident, they are not going to worry about someone who paid his taxes late.
North Carolina isn't Massachusetts, and Edwards isn't a Kennedy. The state leans Republican, and Edwards has very little margin for error. He just made a fatal one.
And that's the extent of my "total nonsense."