Monday, February 18, 2008

You Want to Get the Edwards' Vote? Here's How You Get the Edwards' Vote.

With John Edwards attracting a lot of attention from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the American Prospect explains in great detail either would need to do to attract Edwards' backers:

The central plank of the Edwards' campaign was restoring a prosperous and secure middle class, which requires ending wage stagnation and having wages again grow with productivity. This must be the central economic-policy goal of any candidate wanting the Edwards vote ....

John Edwards' campaign recognized the imminent challenge of recession and advocated fiscal stimulus. Both the Obama and Clinton campaigns have done likewise. However, it is not enough to just change the economic-policy dial settings. The Edwards campaign also spoke to the need to change the long-term direction of the economy by restoring full employment, leveling the playing field between workers and corporations, and fixing unfair competition unleashed by globalization. That's the message that will win the Edwards vote.

Be sure to read the entire Prospect article. It's rich in detail.

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