19 December 2006
EDWARDS TO ANNOUNCE; POVERTY HIS THEME
The New York Times reports today that when John Edwards announces his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination next week, he'll do so in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
The Katrina-stricken neighborhood is seen by Edwards aides as the obvious place to attract attention to Edwards' candidacy, which to this point has focused on his crusade against poverty.
The middle of Christmas week would hardly seem to be the right time to announce a presidential bid, since no one's watching the news. But the Times reports the Edwards camp is baning on the timing and setting to give Edwards the spotlight all to himself.