Give me a break. I supported the war in Iraq...and I did so basically because people like Bill and Hillary Clinton were in support of it. I took a cue from them, the supposedly "smart", "intelligent", "wise" and "experienced" democrats.
And now I'm being told that they're claiming that they never supported it? This is beyond dishonesty...it's villainy!
The media might be against Edwards if he wins, but it will have nothing to do with big corporations and other conspiracies...it'll be because they are lazy and want to cover Obama and Hillary, not edwards.
There are different ways of forcing progressive change. Mark Warner did it in Virginia by speaking softly and carrying a large stick. Thats' where I see Obama fitting in - he's got Chicago political goons working for him, afterall:)
With Edwards, it's more of a rhetorical populist approach.
Though it's worth mentioning that he has some big ad buys lately.
I think Obama really HAD to run tons of ads. He wasn't as well known as Edwards (who had been in Iowa since 2003 basically) and Clinton (duh). I don't have much to disagree with RE: Edwards or Obama's strategies in Iowa.
This post is conspiracy oriented (IE: the media/corporations are manipulating everything and flying helicopters over my house!). Nobody is terrified of Edwards (at least as he relates to Hillary or Obama). He's adopted populist tone lately, but he's hardly the first to do so, and he won't be the last. The only big money people who might try to destroy Edwards (for the sake of preserving Obama or Hillary) might be some anti-trial lawyer folks. I dunno.
If Edwards wins, he'll get a big bounce, and throw this race into disarray. And we'll all be better for it. Now get your chin up there!