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Edwards the Uniter

In contrast to his performance over the late few debates, Edwards is casting himself as the uniter in the field.

On Iraq, Edwards sought to paint the Democratic field as largely united on the matter and took off after the Republicans. "Any Democratic president will end this war," said Edwards. "The differences between us ... are very small compared to the differences between us and the Republican candidates, who the best I can tell are George Bush on steroids."

Interesting tact by Edwards to avoid being simply a voice of bitterness in the race.

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 19, 2007; 9:41 AM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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I think Obama/ Edwards with Joe Biden as Sec of state is a good take o0r maybe even Bill Richardson. We should never have the likes of Hillary. She is a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR with AMNESIA. She forgets what she said nearly a few months ago. How can she lead thias country.

Posted by: Paul | August 19, 2007 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Edwards has generally always been a positive candidate. He has to step up the aggressive rhetoric nationally these days to stay as prominent in the headlines as Obama or Clinton, but the fact is that in Iowa, Edwards can (and should) play his hand like a frontrunner, because that's what he is in the state; Iowa's reaction to negative campaigning in 2004 is all the more reason to take this approach. After all, Obama has an edge in the latest Iowa poll from ABC, and appears to be winning this debate, but Edwards has strong support from four years of campaigning; Iowa will probably come down to these two. I'd prefer Obama, but Edwards would be great, too.

Posted by: Shadow | August 19, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Democrats can end the war now if they want to. They have control of both houses. Stop funding it. Period. Oh, that wouldn't go down well with most of Americans you say? Hmmmm

Posted by: CM1515 | August 19, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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