I'm with everyone who is wondering why Edwards only recently discovered the writings of the two bloggers he hired to lead his online team. I'm with the group who found his scolding of Amanda and Melissa disingenuous, which happens to be the hallmark of Edwards' creed. Because I trust and respect Amanda and Melissa, I'm also with the group that feels like if they have made peace with Edwards, then that should be enough for the rest of us. Just add this to the growing pile of disaapointing Edwards moments. Forgive and forget yet again.
But here's the thing I think we can't forget: by hiring two outspoken bloggers, who were among the easiest of targets for the Right Wing Noise and Slime Machine to attack, Edwards has shown that he simply doesn't understand the nature of his enemies. That same sort of misunderstanding was at the core of nearly all of Clinton's errors in judgment. It led to the sort of simple thinking that let him belive that NAFTA would get fixed later, that the new Republican party respects compromise or that everything will be okay because this is America and America can survive any crisis and come out stronger in the end.
I don't want another Bill Clinton in the White House.