Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Edwards Ad

Here is John Edwards' new ad that's running in Iowa. It plays up his working class roots, and his commitment to the middle and lower classes.

As his deputy campaign director said: "What this ad does is begin to build on the argument John made the other night that … right now we face the moral test of our generation."

Yesterday, I argued with a friend who said that Edwards is now so rich that he can't relate to the people he claims to protect. His haircuts cost hundreds, he lives in a gigantic mansion, and made millions as a trial lawyer. But he's the son of a North Carolina miner (I think) and the first in his family to go to college.

To me, his talk about "Two America's" is genuine, and comes hard won. Most importantly, he has the detailed proposals to back it up.

1 comment:

Chris Meehan said...

correction: Edwards' father worked at a mill not a mine

i knew there was something off about a miner in north carolina