Edwards Doing "Farewell for Now" tour in NC
Not that this was going to be a surprise, but John Edwards is probably going to try a presidential run again in 2008, even though he played coy during his speech in Asheville Monday. He’s doing a three-day state tour, starting off in Asheville, a politically left-of-center city in the mountains, and in the banking center city of Charlotte. All the signs are there for another run, although I have to wonder what he’ll be doing the next four years to keep a high enough profile. He’s also building a house next door in Chapel Hill, moving there from more conservative Raleigh. The Chapel Hill/Carrboro public schools are great there for his small kids. The town is one of the most liberal ones in the state (Carrboro elected the first out gay mayor in the state). You know you are doing something right when Jesse Helms referred to CH as “the Sodom of the South.” (AP Photo/Chuck Burton).