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“I don’t know. Does Cuba have a government-run health-care system?” Imagine a secret tweet by Sarah Palin disclosing such ignorance.
But this was no secret tweet — nor an off-the-cuff comment. It was two-time Democratic presidential candidate and current federal indictee John Edwards speaking on the record at the Iowa caucus in August 2007. The comment was recorded by ABC News, where it languished all but ignored, withered, and finally perished. No “going viral” for this amazing boner by a (fully-declared) two-time U.S. presidential candidate.
“I’m going to be honest with you,” runs the entire blooper as blogged by National Review’s Jim Geraghty. “I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?”
John Edwards served for over half a decade in the U.S. Senate, sitting on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-sponsoring a resolution for the U.S. to go to war against a nation 6200 miles away. “Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a menace,” as he explained his sponsorship. “He has weapons of mass destruction and is doing everything in his power to get nuclear weapons…[H]e has supported terrorists.”
The Castro regime sits 90 miles from the nation John Edwards hoped to lead as president. It was the closest to bringing the world to nuclear war out of all the nations on Earth, craved to nuke John Edward’s homeland, and helped train and harbor virtually every terrorist group on the planet. Castro’s Stalinist regime is also implicated in America’s most dogged tragedy/mystery — JFK’s assassination — gave America one of its most serious immigration crises (Mariel Boatlift) and provided one of America’s most watched “human-interest” stories (Elian Gonzalez). The so-called U.S. embargo of Cuba is debated and discussed by the U.S. media and legislature incessantly, especially by Edwards’ former presidential running-mate John Kerry, a tireless proponent of succor for Castro.
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