Tuesday, January 08, 2008

John Edwards – Wall Street’s Candidate?

Yesterday Dennis Kucinich’s campaign sent out an email where he explained why he didn’t support John Edwards on the second ballot of the Iowa caucuses. Here is what Kucinich had to say:
In answer to your questions about why I didn't support former Senator John Edwards on the second ballot in Iowa: I have serious concerns about his connections to a Wall Street hedge fund, Fortress Investment Group. While attacking others for accepting campaign money from Washington lobbyists, he is up to his ears in money from Wall Street special interests.

He made half a million dollars in a single year for attending a few meetings for Fortress and has invested a substantial part of his own personal wealth in the hedge fund whose portfolios are responsible for sub-prime predatory lending practices, Medicare privatization, and an entire range of corporate sharp dealings that are driving the middle class into poverty.

I find the criticism to be especially interesting since Edwards is out stumping about how greedy corporate interests are ruining this country and destroying the livelihood of Americans. Apparently Edwards isn’t a member of this country because it sounds like he is doing pretty well.

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