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draft_mario_cuomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:06 PM
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Edwards starts tour to highlight poverty in America
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 05:47 PM by draft_mario_cuomo
==Tackling poverty is a key promise of his campaign and the former vice presidential candidate launched an eight-state tour in New Orleans, whose profound privation was exposed to a global audience when Hurricane Katrina swept through in August 2005.

His focus on poverty challenges his top Democratic rivals, U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and enables Edwards to present himself as a leader with a cause bigger than his own ambition, analysts said.==

==Analysts said his strategy could backfire in a country where few define themselves as poor and many voters see poverty as due to bad individual choices.==

==But Edwards, who has stops in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Memphis and in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky on the tour, said he would be happy if he has shone a light on the lives of struggling workers even if it proves a vote loser.==

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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:08 PM
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:15 PM
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:42 AM
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3. WTF????
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 09:43 AM by waiting for hope
"many voters see poverty as due to bad individual choices" - Now that is just fucking ignorant, and please excuse my french.

Let me ask - how many of us are a few paychecks away from losing everything and being part of the "bad individual choices." crowd?

On EDIT: K&R for Edwards!

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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 10:06 AM
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:25 PM
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5. Excellent.
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