The YouTube embed below is the best question asked of any of the candidates at last evening’s AFL-CIO presidential forum in Chicago. And now I see that Chicago Tribune news columnist, Eric Zorn, agrees with me. And this question was asked of my guy, John Edwards. Steve Skvara's story is poignant and the man’s voice broke as he told it. “What’s wrong with America and what will you do to change it,” he finally asked.
Edwards’ answer was a little strange: “You’re a perfect example of exactly what is wrong with America.” I know what he meant, but it came out slightly off, which is what happens sometimes when you are talking extemporaneously. In the end, Edwards answered the man’s question quite well, well better than average. Which is a whole lot better than how Joe Biden dismissed a woman’s equally poignant story, garnering the righteous indignation of the crowd at Soldier Field.