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Friday, March 02, 2007

Obama to Impoverished Cleveland: "I Don't Care How Poor You Are, Pony Up for My Campaign"

Like many events anywhere, but this one in Cleveland, this may be a bit out of context; nonetheless Barack Obama is more than requesting--he is demanding money, even if you are poor. Jeepers, I hope this isn't his idea of "audacity of hope."

I doubt his opponents would do that, especially John Edwards, who understands when someone has to choose between giving taking his sick kid to the emergency room and demanding he give $5 to his campaign.

Instead, he wants us to all stand up for those in poverty:

BTW, Edwards has a great talk just loaded about his talk in NYC with a local union and with SEIU at Baruch College about Povery (only a snippet for now):

Check out what New York Daily News' Errol Louis had to say about Edwards' anti-poverty march:

Edwards' focus on the poor is a model to follow

Win or lose, John Edwards has already done America a great service by running for President and putting the issue of poverty where it belongs: front and center.

And the more he talks about it, the more political ground he will snatch from his leading Democratic rivals, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Which is as it should be.


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