that brought us such hits as "1994" and "2004".
Focus on poor seen as risky
WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The plight of the poor and working class has become the primary focus of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards of North Carolina.
"This is a huge moral issue facing the country," the former North Carolina senator told the Los Angeles Times as he began a Memorial Day swing through Iowa. "I don't see in polls that it is a driving issue (for voters), but it is for me."
"It is very brave to take on an issue that he himself says has no constituency that has power, but it's a tough road to be trodding to the White House," says Matt Bennett of the centrist Democratic research organization Third Way.
Analysts warn Edwards' populist strategy risks alienating middle-class swing voters and moderate Democrats who do not want the party to be viewed as catering only to the poor.
Can we please not give in to these "Third Way", centrists? Can we please stand up and fight for those who are most in need? Can we please fight for the common good? Can we please make universal health care a real issue? Can we please fight to end poverty in our lifetimes?
Support who you will, but will you PLEASE not let this race be about who you'd rather have a beer with, but instead poverty, health care, education, and running the government?