John Edwards is walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the progressive talk. I cannot think how to improve on this statement made today to the audience at his Martin Luther King day speech.
That’s the thing I find the most important about the sermon Dr. King delivered here that day. He did not direct his demands to the government of the United States, which was escalating the war. He issued a direct appeal to the people of the United States, calling on us to break our own silence, and to take responsibility for bringing about what he called a revolution of values.
A revolution whose starting point is personal responsibility, of course, but whose animating force is the belief that we cannot stand idly by and wait for others to right the wrongs of the world.
And this, in my view, is at the heart of what we should remember and celebrate on this day. This is the dream we must commit ourselves to realizing.
To me this is aimed right at the guts of the Money Party. I haven’t heard this sort of talk from a Presidential candidate since JFK. It sounds good to me. Plus he’s shown he’s ready to put the boot to SlimeBall McCain with his coining of ‘The McCain Doctrine’.