Jenny and I just got done watching the John Edwards speech on CNN about an hour ago, and by all accounts it was a wonderful piece of sophistry from the North Carolina Senator.
I was a little more than disappointed though when not 2 minutes after the Edwards speech CNN brings out not one but two GOP spokespeople to comment on the nights events. Edwards goes on for 30 minutes about how the Kerry/Edwards ticket is the right choice for America (In his opinion of course) then CNN gives 10 minutes for a GOP spokesperson to rattle off the tired ‘they’re the biggest liberals in the Senae’ talking points. For a counterpoint, they brought in another GOP spokesperson who undoubtedly would’ve echoed the first ones talking points, but she had sound problems or something.
So they give GOP guy #1 another 5 minutes. And not to talk about anything that actually was relevant in Edwards’ speech, just repeating the same talking points he started with, because he only planned on bringing 10 minutes of material, not 15.
I just hope, in the interest of balance, that this September after Dick Cheney gets done giving his keynote address, CNN brings on two Democratic spokespeople for ‘analysis’ on the VP’s speech.