Is this thing on?

Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards last night gave what

>pundits are calling a populist speech to delegates Wednesday night, revamping the famous “two Americas” talk he gave to countless audiences while running for the top slot on the ticket. The speech was well received, but one section wasn’t as well received as it appeared Edwards was hoping.

“We are going to keep and protect the tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans,” Edwards declared, pausing very briefly for applause that didn’t materialize. He got back on message mere moments later, however, when the crowd applauded his promise to, “roll back the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans,” and close corporate loopholes.

While the notion of keeping the Bush-backed tax breaks may fly well with rank-and-file Democrats and undecideds, it’s clear that the delegates don’t think the same way.

Off the top, this either means that A) the delegates are in favor of higher taxes, or B) they see the tax cuts as a Bush-owned venture that they just can’t bring themselves to applaud. My money’s on the latter.

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