From Swamp Politics:
Edwards also noted that in the early 1990s, when Hillary Clinton as first lady failed in trying to construct a universal health care plan, Democrats controlled the House and Senate as well as the White House.
“We were in charge of every branch of government and those (special-interests) still killed universal health care,” he said. “And we didn’t get what we needed-universal health care. Man, we got something we didn’t need. We got NAFTA. And NAFTA, just to remind you, did not pass and was not pushed by a Republican administration. NAFTA passed in a Democratic administration.”
Every day that he remains a strong candidate is a day that people are reminded of the Bill Clinton economic triangulation that brought us NAFTA and the Hillary Clinton triangulation that brought us a vote closer to war with Iran.
“The person who has raised the most money from Washington lobbyists, the presidential candidate, is not a Republican. It’s a Democrat. The person who has raised the most money from the drug industry, from the health insurance industry is not a Republican. It’s a Democrat. The person who has raised the most money-and this is most startling to me-from the defense industry is not a Republican. It’s a Democrat,” Edwards said. “The answer to every one of those questions is Sen. Clinton.”
Instead of calling for bipartisan cooperation, John Edwards is leading a nonpartisan, citizen’s attack on corporate interests. That’s a message that voters (and discouraged non-voters) can understand and get behind and that serve us well in the general election.
His vision is government for the people and of the people.