As a result, he's a hard man for America to hate; I understand that you're scared.
I ain't skeered. The Beast in Pants Suits will have Edwards as a light snack before she moves on to the Obama main course. America has already rejected Edwards once. I don't know about hating him, but they certainly didn't find him very compelling. Even North Carolina had enough of him after one term in the Senate.
...but reread it with an honest and critical eye, Steve. There's no other point to it.
Once again, context is everything. The Carolina Journal
does this kind of article on a lot of different public figures. They've done them on Richard Morgan, a Republican, as well as on Jim Black, a Democrat. Remember that the Journal
is associated with the John Locke Society. Edwards is a big-government socialist whose populism is based on class envy. The article is merely pointing out that Edwards is a charter member of the class against whom he likes to incite hatred, hence, he is a hypocrite.
Wealthy lawyers can't represent the common man? I think that many would tell you that's their job.
This isn't about providing legal representation to the proletariat, or anyone else for that matter. This is about Edwards self-appointment, through the use of class warfare agit-prop and by his campaign strategies, as a spokesman and champion for the under-classes. He seeks to portray himself as "one of us" when he has little in common with "us."