martes, 16 de octubre de 2007

Edwards confía su destino a los sindicatos

John Edwards está atrayendo la mayor parte de los apoyos de los líderes estatales de la Service Employees International Union (SEIU). No puede decirse que en la práctica esto suponga un avance para sus aspiraciones presidenciales. En Iowa, estado en el que Edwards necesita ganar como el comer si quiere seguir siendo una opción viable, el sindicato sólo cuenta con 2,000 afiliados. De poco puede servirle ese número para marcar diferencias. Lo puede utilizar para explotar la imagen romántica de candidato de la vieja América sindical. Key SEIU councils back Edwards

(...) Unable to secure an endorsement on the national level, Democratic presidential contender John Edwards was still able to gain the backing Monday of 10 state councils of the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, including those of Iowa, California, Michigan and Ohio.

"I didn't just appear before them to try to get political support. I've been out there in the trenches with them for the cause," the former North Carolina senator said at a rally of supporters at the Eckstein Medical Research facility at the University of Iowa.

"Together, we're going to make this country what it's capable of being and the starting place is to actually make universal health care available to every man woman and child in America," said Edwards, citing a major agenda item for SEIU, which has a large membership in the health care industry.
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