If we did, we’d have to lower his pay …


Esquire had this odd cover quote “Can a white man still be elected president?  If so, John Edwards will have to battle image, cancer & the forces of history.” 

Also in the odd quote department is this snippet from Elizabeth Edwards:

“We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars.”

It does seem a little bit like the mainstream media is playing this like a two-person race, with Clinton and Obama being featured on a regular basis. But Edwards’ and Esquire’s quotes seem a little bit like saying that a rich white guy, well, he just doesn’t have the advantages that blacks and women do. Something like reverse racism.

One thought on “If we did, we’d have to lower his pay …

  1. I shouldn’t be shocked, but my jaw totally dropped here. “Can a White Man Still be Elected????” Yeah, I mean they only constitute 100% of the elected presidents and vice presidents so far, and of the current gaggle of republican and democratic candidates they constitute all but two. The odds are just so stacked against them, clearly. Sheeeeesh. Not that they were super high up on my list, but I just lost all respect for the John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards.

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