. . . Thursday February 19, 2004

When There’s a Mill, There’s a Way

Of course we’re all somewhat focused on the economy (stupid), but for months, campaign watchers and participants have assumed that the main electoral battle grounds would be in close proximity to national defense, Iraq and the war on terror. Why else would we be fixated on the Vietnam era when the economy has been waistdeep in a sinkhole? But John Edwards is trying (successfully in many cases) to reframe the debate and refocus it directly on jobs and trade. It’s an issue that seems to be connecting and one that always comes back to that now famous mill in Edward’s past: “When it comes to bad trade agreements, I know what they do to people. I have seen it with my own eyes what happens when the mill shuts down.”

Concentration is important!