Bill Clinton, with the decency to stammer

Here’s John Edwards on what he would do about Iran (as reported by the Wall Street Journal):

I–there’s no answer to that question at this moment. I think that it’s a–it’s a–it’s a very bad thing for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. I think we have–we have many steps in front of us that have not been used. We ought to negotiate directly with the Iranians, which has not, not been done. The things that I just talked about, I think, are the right approach in dealing with Iran. And then we’ll, we’ll see what the result is. . . . I think–I think the–we don’t know, and you have to make a judgment as you go along, and that’s what I would do as president.

Although Edwards has managed to generate some support on the left through his strong opposition to the war in Iraq (which he voted in favor of), it should be evident that he is a huckster with no fixed principles except the belief in his fitness for high office. If some on left reach this conclusion in the aftermath of the apparent dismissal of his blogger, they will be correct albeit for the wrong reason.
Edwards is the true heir to Bill Clinton’s Slick Willie mantle, although at least Edwards has to decency to stammer occasionally.


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