Re: John Edwards to Run for President
- FluxRostrum asks "What relationship did he [Edwards] have to that area
[ninth ward] prior to USING it as photo op? Has he done anything to help the
people of the area? other than lipservice?"
Ever since hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the gulf coast, Sen. Edwards has
been making an issue of the lack of action by the current administration.
In 2005, he went on a college speaking tour trying to recruit students to go
down to New Orleans and help rebuild. See some of my comments about this on
my blog from Oct 2005: http://www.orient-lodge.com/node/407 He has made
many trips down there since.
Yet he could have done more. Ideally, we should have lots of videoblogs up
about people helping in the gulf coast, as well as other places where
poverty is prevalent and no one is around to help. We need to give poverty
a face in this country and videoblogs are an important tool for this.