October 20, 2004
Did you hear what democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said a few days ago?
Edwards said if John Kerry is elected president, people like the late Christopher Reeve would be able to get up out of their wheelchairs and walk.
That comment so disgusted my colleague, Charles Krauthammer that he sharply criticized Edwards in a column carried in the Washington Post.
Krauthammer, himself, has been in a wheel chair for years.
He says it is a lie that medicine is close to a cure for spinal chord injuries and that false hope is the cruelest message you can send a disabled person.
Krauthammer called it a new and outrageous low in the campaign and he further said that the comment reveals these two men will say and do anything to get elected.
Like claiming President Bush would reinstate the draft, like alleging the president will do away with social security, which democrats say every election season.
All politicians stretch the truth, but some stretch more than others and to the breaking point.
Judge for yourself who is more trustworthy, but do judge and do vote.
In Houston, I'm Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.