Cause he loves him so much: Republicans don't have to attack Edwards Kerry has done it already. “Mr. Kerry made clear … that if Mr. Edwards tries to tar him as a tool of special interests, he will respond in kind. ‘It seems to me there’s a huge amount of money that’s been compiled in his campaign from one particular area of our economy,’ Mr. Kerry said, referring to Mr. Edwards’s support from trial lawyers. ‘People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,’ Mr. Kerry told MSNBC.” (Josh Gerstein, “Kerry Advances, As Edwards Hangs On,” The New York Sun, 2/4/04) Kerry Spokeswoman Attacked Edwards For Hypocrisy; Accepting Contributions From ‘Special Interests And Lobbyists.’ “Asked about the criticism, Mr. Kerry’s press secretary, Stephanie Cutter, responded, ‘This is an interesting line of attack from the positive campaign of John Edwards considering that his campaign is wholly funded by trial lawyers, which are widely recognized as special interests and lobbyists.’” (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Kerry And Edwards Square Off As Dean Abandons Campaign,” The New York Times, 2/19/04) “Mr. Kerry sought to turn that back on Mr. Edwards by noting the North Carolina senator’s reliance on campaign contributions from fellow trial lawyers, blithely suggesting that Mr. Edwards was looking to make the most out of whatever distinctions he could find. ‘And I don’t think there fundamentally is a difference,’ Mr. Kerry said. ‘I mean, John has raised almost 50 percent of his money from one group of people in the United States of America.’” (Adam Nagourney and David M. Halbfinger, “Edwards Challenges Kerry Over Who Can Win,” The New York Times, 2/27/04) Kerry Said “He Can’t Win His Own State.” “A moment later, after the interview was over, in an aside that his aides insisted had not been intended for public consumption, Mr. Kerry mocked Mr. Edwards’s claim that he was the strongest Democrat the party could put up against Mr. Bush because he was from the South. ‘Edwards says he’s the only one who can win states in the South,’ Mr. Kerry said to a senior aide, David Wade, in a remark that was picked up by a reporter’s microphone. ‘He can’t win his own state.’” (Adam Nagourney, “For Kerry And Edwards, Sharp Exchanges Reflect A Crucial Day Of Voting,” The New York Times, 2/3/04) Kerry Campaign Mocked Edwards’ Sudden Focus On Trade. “An e-mail from a Kerry spokesperson reacting to Edwards’ trade/economic speech yesterday jibes, ‘Below is John Edwards MAJOR economic address, where he promises to reward work and to create opportunity. There’s one thing missing from this speech: TRADE. Apparently, cracking down on unfair trade practices and promoting fair and balanced trade was not a priority to John Edwards just eight months ago. Mr. Johnny Come Lately on Trade!’ Another Kerry e-mail actually picked apart Edwards’ proposals.” (NBC’s “First Read,” 2/20/04) Kerry Labeled Edwards ‘Mr. Johnny Come Lately On Trade;’ Accuses Edwards Of Inconsistency. “In an e-mail labeling Edwards ‘Mr. Johnny Come Lately on Trade,’ the Kerry campaign pointed out that Edwards did not highlight trade in a major economic speech last year. A separate Kerry memo accused Edwards of changing his mind four times on fast-track, noting that Edwards ‘voted FOR the China trade deal, even while acknowledging that he thought jobs would be lost.’” (Raja Mishra and Anne E. Kornblut, “Trade Issue Close To Home For Edwards,” The Boston Globe, 2/20/04) Picked up from a blog site (thanks Shaggy, now I'm doing it).