ABOUT KERRY'S CHOICE OF EDWARDS:
The Edwards and Kucinich campaigns, going back to Iowa, were able to work together -- for the reason that Edwards made a major part of his campaign about criticism of corporate economic/political influence and about criticism of so-called "free trade" as it exists. I think that Kucinich's influence can be seen in the selection of John Edwards for Vice President. Edwards approaches these subjects differently than does Kucinich -- who avoids nuances by saying the U.S. should scrap NAFTA and GATT (WTO) and start over from scratch. Still, it is clear that Kerry's selection of Edwards is a move away from the Clinton endorsement of so-called "free trade" at any cost and under any circumstances.
ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KERRY AND BUSH:
Kerry went out of his way to have a conversation with Nader, after which he (Kerry) announced increasing the minimum wage as a part of his platform. This is building unity in the best sense, I think, and notable because it cannot be said that Kerry objected to Nader claiming some of the credit for Kerry's move on minimum wage. Bush TALKS about being a "uniter," but I think it is obvious that Bush -- and the entire neo-con version of the Republican Party -- are dividers. In his approach to Nader, and in his selection of Edwards, Kerry doesn't just talk the talk, he shows us by his actions that he is a uniter.
BUSH IS A DIVIDER -- KERRY IS THE UNITER.