John Edwards, as he could have been

by evanmcmurry

It’s easy (and fun) to mock Edwards’ disgraceful demise, until you (I) remember that he was setting up to be the highest profile advocate for the poor since, like, ever. Imagine if Edwards and Wall Street-crushing Eliot Spitzer had been viable political figures during the past three years of debates on austerity, collective bargaining rights, etc., and how differently things like the Dodd-Frank bill mught have turned out if these two had been out in front advocating for real financial reform.