Edwards: Anybody doing opposition
research on Edwards should get a video of his appearance on the
"Charlie Rose Show" on the night of 9/11/2001. I’ve never seen
a top professional politician make himself look more inane and
lightweight at a crucial moment. The debate between author Tom Clancy
and Edwards over whether the U.S. needed to do something in
response to 9/11 was jawdropping. Clancy: Yes vs. Edwards: Oh, well,
maybe, perhaps we should study the situation …
wasn’t the only one who noticed Edwards’ fiasco. Sam Smith of the
"Progressive Review" wrote:
"The only bright spot was when Tom Clancy mercilessly quizzed
Clinton-in-waiting John Edwards as to what specifically he would do and
Edwards could produce nothing but photogenic platitudes."
show still exists somewhere on videotape. Edwards’ enemies could just
put it out on the Web and do him serious damage.