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Sadly, Edwards Drops Out of the Race

By PAM BERNS
Tonight CNN and MSNBC are heralding John Edwards—on the day he dropped out of the presidential race. The mainstream media neglected Edwards’ campaign except when the obligatory debates were held. This was shameful.

Democracy is best served when the citizenry has the opportunity to listen to the views of many viable candidates as long as possible. Unfortunately, the big money in these campaigns has tainted the democratic process. How many worthy candidates are forced to drop out because they cannot afford to run against the well-financed candidates? We would be best served if Edwards were to be appointed as Attorney General for the next president. He is a good man and a tireless public servant.

Published: January 30, 2008