Edwards' Mixed Manufacturing Message


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While speaking to a labor union on Tuesday, presidential candidate John Edwards gave a mixed message regarding the direction he'd like to see manufacturing take in the U.S.

The story comes from ABC News 13 in North Carolina, the state Edwards represented in the Senate.

Edwards, playing to the environmental/global warming audience called for Americans to stop driving SUVs. In the same speech, he went on to say that he believed equipment used by the American military should be manufactured in the U.S.

While I agree with Edwards' sentiment regarding domestic manufacturing of the tools of warfare, I cannot help but wonder if he realizes that sales of SUVs and their predominantly domestic manufacturing are what is helping keep the domestic auto industry from complete, irreversible collapse.

If Edwards want to be friendly to domestic manufacturing, he needs to be consistently so or the business world will seek another candidate.


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