Democrat John Edwards planning for ’08 presidential run
I’m not sure what to think of this. I think John Edwards would make a fine choice for President, but many will see him as young and inexperienced. I would rather see him run and win over Hilary. My ideal candidate would still probably be Obama, but I think he suffers from the same pitfalls that Edwards suffers from, young and inexperienced. No doubt race would play heavily in the elections if Obama ran as well.
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards intends to seek his party’s nomination for the 2008 presidential race, two Democratic officials said Saturday.
Edwards, who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate for six years, plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by last year’s Hurricane Katrina.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Edwards’ announcement.
As Edwards enters the crowded field, the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans provides a stark backdrop to highlight his signature issue — economic inequality.
Edwards also plans to travel from New Orleans through the four early presidential nominating states — Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
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