Steven Taylor thinks John Edwards has no shot to win the Democratic nomination. Why?

His rhetoric is amongst the emptiest of the Nine. He speaks mostly in cliches and vacuous phrases.

Hmm. I can’t think of anyone who ever won an election that way. . . .

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  1. Steven says:

    Point taken, but my word, have you actually attention to that guy? He makes some of the other candidates sound like policy geniuses (and that’s saying something).

    Although Bob Graham’s statement that we needed to create jobs by creating jobs was a classic.

  2. James Joyner says:

    No, I agree. Just being in a flippant mood this morning;)

  3. Blake says:

    Hey, and don’t forget, he has everything “written down” so you must vote for him! (Referring to his debate performance the other night. As in “I do have an economic/health care/foreign policy and I’ve got it written down!”)

  4. Steven says:

    Yuo–I heard the bite of the “I’ve gotten it written down” line. Classic.