Politics Shrum v. Edwards
posted by May 24 at 13:34 PMon
For those who don’t remember Bob Shrum, he was the mastermind behind John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Now the much-mocked political consultant has a new book out, and it’s not kind to John Edwards:
In the one passage of the book already widely leaked, Shrum recounts how he and other political advisers pushed Edwards into a vote for the [2002 Iraq War] resolution that Edwards—and, even more so, his wife, Elizabeth—didn’t want to cast. The episode didn’t make Shrum look great. But the real damage is to Edwards, who comes across as a cipher taking orders from his handlers. As Shrum puts it: “[H]e was the candidate and if he was really against the war it was up to him to stand his ground. He didn’t.”
More on who’s knifing who, and exactly how, and perhaps why, here.