John Edwards Lands a Speaking Gig at Brown
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Brown University student group says two-time presidential candidate John Edwards will speak on the campus.
Edwards has remained largely out of the spotlight since publicly acknowledging last summer that he had an extramarital affair with a woman as he planned his second White House bid in 2006.
Edwards canceled a series of events before the November election, saying he didn't want to be a distraction to former rival, now-President Barack Obama. He made a couple of quiet appearances after the election but has since avoided public speeches.
Looks like March 10th.
Good for JRE and the college crowd. I'd like to hear his thoughts about Obama's slower withdrawal of troops from Iraq and other ideas to tackle poverty issues. I heard third hand he has been doing some work for the Poverty Center again, but on the sidelines.
Update from the Brown website:
John Edwards, former United States Senator and the 2004 Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee, will recount why he started a career in public service in his lecture "Beautiful America" tonight, March 10, at 8pm in Salomon 101.
Doors will open to ticket holders at 7:15, and tickets will be accepted
until 7:45. The lecture is open to the public - space permitting -
Sounds inspiring. JRE's talk is from 8-9:30 ET.