DES MOINES, Aug. 18 — As he travels across lush and green rural Iowa on a bus with his wife and two young children, John Edwards is an increasingly angry man. His face may break into a sunny smile and his smooth voice may drip with Southern charm, but his words are anything but soft these days.
“Elizabeth Edwards is functioning in the same way that a vice presidential candidate does in the general election,” said Dennis J. Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University here. “The vice presidential candidate is the attack dog. She is saying things that he can’t say. But because she is his wife and because they are so close, he will have to be careful on how far he will let her go.”
Saturday, August 18, 2007
"In a Must-Win State, Edwards Takes a Harsher Tone"