Outspent 6 to 1, John Edwards' populist message still beat out the Hillary Clinton-Establishment-Status-Quo party and money machine in Iowa.
In another slap at corporate power and greed, Edwards delivered his concession speech for having come in second to Barak Obama as a defiant challenge to the status quo corporatocracy which is depriving decent Americans of healthcare, jobs and their democracy. "The status quo lost and change won," Edwards told the Iowa crowd.
While Barack Obama may seem to some like JFK, because of his inspiring words of change and hope in a historic moment for the country, Edwards, in his rhetoric might be compared to Bobby Kennedy for the passion and anger he feels as he witnesses the problems caused by a grinding lack of needed reform, in a 'bought' system run by corporate-greed that relegates the majority of Americans to two-tiered economic and social inequality between haves and have-nots.
So you'd think Edwards would get kudos for finishing so unexpectedly well against the status-quo's darling, Hillary Clinton. If Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich had finished in second place like Edwards, I would be making the same point about them. Given the upset victory over Hillary Clinton, you'd think the media would at least report on it.
But nope. Not a word.
The media moguls are just sure Edwards will not make it out of January. And he may not because he doesn't have Obama or Clinton's $100 million campaign war chests that seem necessary for the waging of a national campaign.
What the corporate media don't like is that Edwards has a message of democratic populism: rewarding work, supporting sustained growth and full employment, providing universal health care, repairing ravaged pensions, calling for public investment and working for an end to poverty.