Published Friday July 9, 2004
Kerry's pick shocked
was absolutely stunned to hear that U.S. Sen.
John Edwards was selected by Sen. John Kerry to
run for vice president on his ticket. The idea
that Sen. Edwards could do a better job than Dick
Cheney is absolutely outrageous.
President Cheney has spent years as an elected
official. Cheney served as President Ford's chief
of staff. Following his service in the White House,
Cheney was elected five times by the people of
Wyoming to serve in the House of Representatives
and even held the title of minority whip.
working in the House, Cheney served all Americans
as our secretary of defense for four years. In
that capacity, Cheney helped lead us through the
Gulf War. For the last four years, he has been
our vice president.
on the other hand, has yet to complete his first
term in the Senate. Before that, though, Edwards
apparently didn't even have a desire to take part
in the political process. Ac- cording to the Charlotte
Observer, Edwards voted in only nine of the 18
elections he could have from 1991 to 1998.
America is faced with the decision of whether
to put Sen. Edwards a heartbeat from the Oval
Office. Is there even a choice here?
Eric J. Hamilton, Omaha