TITLE

The Wonk

AUTHOR(S)
Cottle, Michelle
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;1/19/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the case for the presidential candidacy of Democratic Senator John Edwards. Refutation of claims that Edwards lacks sufficient experience for the job; Assertion that Edwards' domestic policy proposals show that he has detailed knowledge of issues such as pension reform and education; Claim that Edwards has made campaign promises that are practical and specific, unlike the vague platitudes offered by his rivals; Claim that Edwards has a compelling, easily articulated message on taxation that could appeal to socially conservative blue-collar voters who might otherwise vote Republican; Argument that Edwards' lack of experience on foreign policy should not be a major problem, and that his instincts appear to be sensibly hawkish; Observation that Edwards shares many of the personal qualities of Bill Clinton, including charm, charisma, and an ability to connect with people; Speculation that Edwards Southern origins could give the Democrats a leg up in Middle America.
ACCESSION #
11899880

 

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