The biggest mistake of all is that a campaign with a long way to go to get to the finish line is so easily spooked by elements on the right that aren't worth the time of day. Team Edwards, the votes you want aren't going to come from the crowd that reads Malkin or pays attention to Donohue when he shows up foaming at the mouth interrupting other guests with intolerant comments on a chat show.You can drop a line to the Edwards campaign to let them know what you think. Frankly, dismissing these two women wouldn't help in any damage control they perceive they need to do. The "scandal" doesn't deserves the attention it's been given, particularly when you have the Bush administration wasting billions in Iraq, countless lives have been lost, a health care system that is broken...and, well, that's the tip of the iceberg.
I want to make it clear that I am a big fan of these two women bloggers, so of course I think they should not only have been hired by Edwards' team, but should be given a raise for attracting such immediate and negative attention from the extreme right. It's ovious that the people who have contributed to the problems facing this nation today are worried about the abilities of certain people on the left to inspire their audience with their passion and integrity and to arouse their audience to action in their cause.
Even if these women's personal blogs were to be taken as indicative of their professional stance and influence on Edwards' campaign, it should be apparent that the right does not want these people providing support for the competition, and that alone is reason to celebrate them, not to let them go.As any rational person could conclude, Edwards made the right choice in the first place in hiring these women, and should stand by that choice in the face of right-wing outrage and dirty tactics, since this is obviously one of the things they were hired to both create and to handle.
If I'm wrong, then Edwards is a loser in more ways than one.
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