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Edwards Works Hard to Stand Out

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is coming out fighting tonight with an aggressive attempt to differentiate himself from the rest of the field.

"Do you believe compromise and triangulation will bring about big change?" asked Edwards. (Triuangulation, of course, came into vogue during the Clinton Administration. ) "If you want real change you need someone who has taken on these people and beat them over and over and over."

John Edwards
Sen. John Edwards. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Asked about reparations for slavery, which he does not favor, Edwards again banged the drum for major change. He cited the fact that a report in Charleston today (bonus points for a local reference) showed that black people are paying higher rates than their white counterparts for their mortgages. Edwards advocated "bold change", adding: "We can't trade their insiders for our insiders."


Also, 20 minutes in....Gov. Bill Richardson gets his first word in.

-- Chris Cillizza

By Eric Pianin  |  July 23, 2007; 7:25 PM ET
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That's right! We should all TEXT For PEACE!

By sending the word peace to peace or 73223

Posted by: BIll Shednick | July 25, 2007 6:47 AM | Report abuse

That's right! We should all TEXT For PEACE!

By sending the word peace to peace or 73223

Posted by: BIll Shednick | July 25, 2007 6:46 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:37 AM | Report abuse

edwards to me ,is like a breath of fresh air. a welcomed change. america needs him. he's down to earth, has morales, and not out to stir a sink with the media like the rest. we need a leader, not a movie star.

Posted by: ladywolfb | July 24, 2007 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Edwards has never done anything for poor people other than exploit them and use them as a prop for his directionless, floundering campaign. Pandering and exploiting people is shameless, which is a good description of Edwards. Pay attention folks. What has Edwards ever accomplished as a politician, or for that matter, as a private citizen which supports his shamless puffery? Nothing!

Posted by: NC | July 23, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Kucinich is the only candidate that has the guts to take a strong stance against the war and break from the pack.

Americans can join Kucinich and voice their opposition to the war by entering the word - PEACE - as a text message and then sending it to the number 73223, or p-e-a-c-e.

Posted by: Ann Ridgly | July 23, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I really admire Mr. Edward's work on behalf of impoverished people. While combating domestic poverty is certainly important, we must also look beyond our lives as Americans. We--as members of the global community--face common problems and must work together as a world community to fight them. The United Nation's Millennium Development Goals, which call for cutting world hunger in half by 2015 and eliminating it altogether by 2025, are a good place to start thinking and acting with a global mindset. According to the Borgen Project, whose goal is to flight global poverty, it is estimated that the expenditure of a mere $19 billion would eliminate starvation and malnutrition worldwide. In a time when the United States' current defense budget is $522 billion, the goal of eradicating world hunger is clearly well within reach if we act together as one world.

Posted by: Mstessyrue | July 23, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

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