Just got back from an Edwards event in San Francisco. He threw out a lot of red meat — in particular savaging the big oil, drug, and insurance companies — and these deep blue Americans loved every minute of it.
Edwards is awesome on the stump. He knows how to work a crowd into a lather. Today’s event, in a hot, dark SoMa night club was packed to the gills, and you’d have thought it was Bono up on that stage. People were that into it.
The Frisco crowd especially reveled in — and clapped in time to — the Aquarius throwback “Hair” video.
But Edwards saved his biggest bomb for the mini presser afterward, where he responded to Giuliani’s jibe that he and Obama and Hillary, “do not understand a capitalistic economy.”
“What Giuliani is, is George Bush on steroids.” Edwards said. “Giuliani, Romney and the rest of the Republicans running for the nomination are going to give the country four more years of crony capitalism, which is exactly what we have now. We have insurance companies and drug companies and oil companies running this government. They need to be stopped. And Giuliani just wants to empower them.”
Them’s fightin’ words. Maybe Edwards sees the value in starting a ‘spat’ of his own.