We don't generally engage in partisan politics here at IB, but this one is just too juicy to pass up (and besides, we've blogged on this very subject before):
"SCRIPT: John Edwards: "When I'm president I'm going to say to members of Congress and members of my administration, including my Cabinet: I'm glad that you have health care coverage and your family has health care coverage. But if you don't pass universal health care by July of 2009 — in six months — I'm going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you. There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having health care when you don't have health care. I'm John Edwards and I approve this message."
That'd be some trick.
If he could actually pull it off:
"Offhand, I don’t have a clue as to where he would get the power to do that,” said Christopher Schroeder, a law professor and expert on constitutional separation of powers at the Duke University School of Law."
Seems that this little-known piece of paper (aka The Constitution) has a troublesome little clause in it about "separation of powers."
In other words, an empty threat (if not an empty suit).