John Edwards came back on Sunday to a rainy New Orleans, the city where he kicked off his presidential bid last December, to start a three-day tour of poverty-stricken parts of the rural South and the urban Midwest in a bid to draw attention to one of his main campaign issues: the elimination of poverty.Howie P.S.: The WaPo now has a story, too: "Democrat Edwards starts poverty tour." I can't help asking, is there anyone named Edwards out there in the world that journalists work in who isn't a Democrat?
It is unclear whether Mr. Edwards has made any headway among poor voters. A Washington Post-ABC poll in July showed that he drew scant support from Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents with household incomes under $20,000. Mrs. Clinton got the bulk of the support at 55 percent, Mr. Obama drew 20 percent and Mr. Edwards received 10 percent.
Monday, July 16, 2007
"Edwards Embarks on Tour in South to Focus on Poverty"