Edwards and Trade

David Sirota and Jonathan Tasini both have blogs out this morning celebrating John Edwards’ denunciation of corporate trade agreements and opposition to new ones. Both paint Edwards as a ferocious opponent of NAFTA. But neither of these bloggers mentions the fact that Edwards stood on stage in Soldier Field and joined every other candidate except Dennis Kucinich in affirming that he would NOT end NAFTA. He would try to “fix it.” Now, you can try to make an argument for prefering Edwards to Kucinich, but you should do so honestly, not by celebrating Edwards’ halfway stance on each issue while omitting Kucinich’s principled stand shoulder to shoulder with us.