No Baloney Candidate

John Edwards is honest and even funny about his mistakes, and not afraid to put the details on the table

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) addresses the Democratic National Committee annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 2, 2007.

"I want this to be a country where everyone has the same chances I had," John Edwards recently told a large crowd at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa. "I want to live in a country where you can go from having nothing to having everything." He paused. "Not sure I want to live in a country where people pay $400 for haircuts." There was a bolt of laughter. "So embarrassing," Edwards said. "So embarrassing."

I'm not sure I want to write a column about his $400 haircuts either. I doubt Edwards had any idea how much those trims cost. Presidential...

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