It is probably proper for the Kerry campaign to use Christopher Reeve’s death for political purposes. Reeve was, after all, a die hard lefty who would undoubtedly support Kerry and would, if possible, campaign for him.
Nonetheless, it is rather shameful for John Edwards to say, “When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.” And yes, he did say it.
The fact is that stem cell research will not benefit those with spinal injuries. The problems with the spin are the result of scarring, something stem cells will have not effect on. Stem cells might help cure Parkinsons or relief strokes, but the paralyzed will not walk and the alzheimer plagued will not begin remembering again based on stem cell research.
John Edwards and John Kerry — panderers until the end.