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John Edwards On The (Bike) Trail

"I think whoever wants to become commander-in-chief ought to answer the cancer question," says Lance Armstrong. And he's making sure whoever is the next president does so.

Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation announced it will host a Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in late August. The two-day event will host Democratic presidential candidates on Aug. 27, and Republicans on Aug. 28. Armstrong will co-host the forums with MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

"The immediate goal is really from today until the election time, for me personally, is to make sure that whatever candidates we have now, and ultimately the two that want to be president, discuss the number one killer in this country, just as they discuss war or terror or taxes," Armstrong says in a non-embeddable video on his Livestrong Web site . "I think I have an army of people behind me who want to see that happen as well," he adds.

Ahead of the August forum, John Edwards biked through parts of Iowa with Lance Armstrong on Wednesday as part of RAGBRAI, or Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which ends today. It's a big deal in the Hawkeye State.

This video includes cameos by son Jack and daughter Emma Claire, who are on the trail full-time with mom and dad. You also see Edwards grilling pork chops, and he's got no signs of helmet head.

By Ed O'Keefe |  July 26, 2007; 4:05 PM ET John Edwards
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It's good to hear that Edwards is showing the down-to-earth side of his campaign, but I would like him to show more effort in the stuggle of poverty. According to the Borgen project, every 3.6 seconds, another person dies of starvation. This is startling and I would like to see Edwards make a change about it.

Posted by: Erica | July 27, 2007 3:09 PM

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