Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Who's afraid of John Edwards?

John Edwards is first in South Carolina, third or fourth in Iowa, New Hampshire, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, and last nationally. So why is he the target of Republican attack ads?

This isn't the first time Edwards' campaign for president has been the target of Republican attacks; in May, the Republican front "Americans for Job Security" ran ads against him in Ohio, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.

There's been speculation about which candidate the Republicans would prefer to face in the general, and which one they would prefer to defeat in the primary. It's mostly talk, and as everyone knows, talk is cheap. But ads are not. So when Republicans run ads against Edwards, Democrats should see him for what Republicans know him to be: a serious threat to George Bush.