The Anti-Clinton

By ditching the formula of one Clinton, John Edwards aims to upset the other

JOHN CHIASSON FOR TIME

Former North Carolina Senator, John Edwards, poses for a portrait in the 9th Ward of New Orleans December 27, 2006.

John Edwards so wants to be President that he has spent the past four years campaigning for the job nonstop, practically living in Iowa since the 2004 election. He starts his second run for the Oval Office with a solid foundation: polls show him as one of the top Democratic contenders in the Hawkeye State, where voters liked his relaxed, guy-next-door manner and optimistic message in 2004 and have appreciated his many visits since. So what is the ex--North Carolina Senator and former vice-presidential nominee doing dumping the centrism that was key to putting the past two Democrats in the White...

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