That’s not a headline you’re likely to see this morning. As it’s been doing all along, the media only pays attention to the horse race between Obama and Hillary (Do they/we call her Hillary because Clinton is inextricably linked with Bill? Or is this sexism in action?).
But to many people–waving hand frantically over here–the big story out of Iowa is that John Edwards pulled in 30% of the primary vote, while Hillary only garnered 29%. I know, I know–I am not an idiot–the really big story out of Iowa is that an African-American won handily with 37% of the vote. It’s a big deal, of course it is. But I’ve supported Edwards all along, and I’m sticking to my story. Why? Because he’s the only candidate of these three contenders who talks about anything of substance. His main theme is anti-corporation and pro-working and middle class people. Maybe that’s why the corporate media avoids talking about him.
Just listen to the three post-primary speeches:
I rest my case.