'Two Americas' Enough for Edwards?

His famous speech about a divided country catapulted the candidate to political prominence in 2004. Will it be enough to win him the nomination this time?

Martin Schoeller for TIME

Edwards shares a laugh with Radisson hotel workers in Davenport, Iowa.

In the final, frigid days leading up to the 2004 Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaign of Senator John Edwards was struggling. While Howard Dean was packing in hundreds and even thousands at his angerfests, Edwards wasn't a big enough draw to fill even the double-wide mobile home where one of his supporters was hosting a house party for him in Chariton, Iowa. It was just before Christmas 2003, and there were, Edwards recalls now, "10 or 15 people" waiting to hear him make his case. For the candidate who had been lauded as the next Bill Clinton not so many months...

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