Monday, November 28, 2005

The Iraq Vote Apology

So over the past few weeks we have seen an interesting development among Democratic presidential contenders: the Iraq Vote Apology. It started when Jon Edwards displayed some considerable political cajones by coming out and apologizing for his vote supporting the use of force in Iraq. Next up was Joe Biden, who also pretty much apologized for his supporting vote.

The question is are we seeing the start of something that will be necessary as Democratic contenders move forward? Will it be necessary for any serious candidate to go on national television and apologize for his or her vote in support of the Iraq War. This could be especially dicey for Hillary Clinton as she continues her strategy to attract voters in the middle.

We also may be seeing the beginning of a split in the party between those like Edwards and Biden that apologize for their vote and candidates like Evan Bayh who is unlikely to apologize. Only time will tell.

P.S. See you Dukestir, we hardly knew ye.


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