Thursday, December 28, 2006

Edwards Announces, Will Be in Reno Tomorrow Night

John Edwards has announced his intention to run for President in New Orleans' 9th Ward which was devastated by hurricane Katrina last year. This was not really a big surprise since his plans have been public for more than a week now. It would have been a bigger surprise had he announced his withdrawal from the race.

Edwards will follow his announcement by a tour of the first primary and caucus states, including a stop in Reno on Friday night. You can get tickets for his townhall meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort here.

If you're an Edwards supporter you might also be interested in the interactive features of his website. The Edwards campaign has launched a Daily Kos style blog where you can register and write your own diaries. You can also register with a "One Corps" chapter in Nevada. Seems like Edwards has now raised the standard for campaign websites. It will be interesting to see what other candidates will have to offer once they announce.

1 comment:

mbcarl said...

Here's the video from Iowa on the night he announced:

http://johnedwards.com/media/video/town-hall-des-moines/

This is exciting.

Edwards seems to be running a pretty unique and refreshing campaign. Tackling big issues and in some cases telling people what they don't want to hear -- the truth. Hell, after 6 years of BushCo, hearing someone say that he's willing to seriously ask the American public to conserve energy is worth my support alone.

He's clearly gunning for Dean's 2003 supporters... and I think he'll get most of them.

I also get the feeling that because Edwards has been in the public eye for a few years, the questions about his experience seem less relevant. When it comes up in the course of the campaign he can easily fend it off by pointing to Cheney/Rumsfeld (look where their experience got them).